Your go-to guide to the ultimate beach-ready style

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Got a beach holiday booked? This is your sign to get your wardrobe ready for sun-soaked style and beach outfits that are sure to turn heads.

We’ve scoured the internet for some of this year’s hottest looks and trends that are sure to make you feel your best. From swimwear to sunglasses and coverups to flip-flops, here’s what we’re loving.

Beach clothes must-haves

Beach essentials: Bikinis and one-pieces

Your go-to guide to the ultimate beach-ready style

Shown in green. Photo: Kat Miller

Cupshe Ruffled Lace-Up One Piece Swimsuit

Available in 19 colours

This one-piece swimsuit is the perfect way to add a little more coverage without skimping on style. One of our editors has this suit in green and loves its fit and ruffle detailing. Its lace-up back is great for providing a little more support. For an extra relaxed beach look, throw this bathing suit on with a pair of oversized cotton shorts for a summertime outfit that works all day.

Your go-to guide to the ultimate beach-ready style

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Positano Hotchpotch Bikini in Formica Pink, Oriental Meadow

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Somewhat of the maximalist approach to swimwear, this Boden bikini is a vibrant look that brings together sorbet hues and bold patterns. Layer up your favourite gold bangles and hoop earrings for an over-the-top look. And if a one-piece is what you’re after, you’re in luck, check out the Positano Hotchpotch One-Piece.

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Melissa Odabash Panarea Yellow Swimsuit

If ever a swimsuit captured the aesthetic of summertime, it’d be this Melissa Odabash number from Harvey Nichols. Its plunging V-neckline that shows just the right amount of skin is juxtaposed with its soft yellow colour. We love the subtle ruching and gold detailing at the straps, too.

Let this swimsuit be the ‘wow' factor of your beach ensemble and pair it with oversized white linen trousers and a wide-brimmed beach hat. Throw it on and you’ll be ready for anything — from lounging by the pool to perusing local boutiques.

Why shop with Harvey Nichols? Our editors are big fans of the retailer's loyalty programme, which rewards you for shopping. Whether you snap up this swimsuit — or spend on dining out, you'll get cashback points. If, like us, you're a shopping fanatic, this is a total win-win.

Your go-to guide to the ultimate beach-ready style

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ASOS Design Underwire Bikini in Mesh Yellow

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For a softer beach-ready look, this ASOS Design number is a stunning choice. See-through mesh that ties at the shoulder give a daintier look while the high-leg bikini bottoms are on-trend this year. Available in sizes 30A to 38D, this bikini fits like a glove.

Coverups that show off

Your go-to guide to the ultimate beach-ready style

Photo: Selfridges

Devotion Ella Flared-Sleeve Cotton Mini Dress

Available in five colours

Although this mini dress isn’t technically a beach coverup, it’s a great beachy item to have in your wardrobe. Made of cotton, the Ella dress is light and airy — ideal for cooling off after a long day by the sea — and it’s flowy enough to be comfortably worn over a swimsuit. Pair it with a comfy flip-flop when hitting the beach or espadrilles on a beach-side night out.

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Crochet Cover Up Dress

Another day-to-night beach outfit is this super cute crochet cover-up from Hollister that’s perfect for your next holiday.

Available in chic white, this dress is bound to become your favourite summertime essential. Its scoop neckline is super flattering and means you can go as light or heavy on the accessories as you like. We love it paired with a vibrant bathingsuit, as the model has, to show off your suit while you're out and about.

Your go-to guide to the ultimate beach-ready style

Photo: AllSaints

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Inez Marea Broderie Shirt Dress

You save £80 (40.20%)£199

Washed out tie-dye and an eyelet material give off major beachy vibes from this Inez Marea Broderie Shirt Dress. 100% cotton and machine-washable, it’s almost as easy to care for as it is to style. Throw it on over any swimsuit and finish the look with your favourite straw beach bag.

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Out From Under Knitted Beach Trousers

This pair of knitted trousers from Urban Outfitters tick all the right boxes in our book. Its open-knit design and wide-legged fit create a flattering, sexy style that begs you to hit the beach. Pop it over your bikini top for an effortlessly chic look — and pair them with a tank top or keep it simple with your bathing suit top.

Your go-to guide to the ultimate beach-ready style

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Shu-Shi Beach Sarong

Nothing says beach-ready style like a classic sarong. With 15 colours to choose from, you can keep it subtle and paired back with a black or white coverup or be bold with colours like lime green or pineapple yellow. You can wear this sarong in multiple ways, be we’re partial to it tied around your waist in a knot at your hip.

Your go-to guide to the ultimate beach-ready style

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Textured Cotton Wide Leg Cover Up Pants

You save £4.80 (20%)£24

If you’re after an ‘I woke up at the beach like this’ look, these Wide Leg Cover Up Pants from Nasty Gal will help you create it. With an oversized design, these trousers are stylish with a sexy finish, particularly when paired with a barely-there bikini top.

Summer hats and sunglasses

Your go-to guide to the ultimate beach-ready style

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Justin Hats Textured Raffia Sun Hat

Make a statement in the shade with this raffia hat by Justin Hats. Lightweight and breathable, it's comfortable to wear and adds a cute finishing touch to almost any outfit.

Your go-to guide to the ultimate beach-ready style

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Balenciaga Dynasty BB square-frame

Flat-top frames like these Balenciaga sunglasses have become a favourite style for A-Listers. So why not give the trend a spin? The full black aesthetic makes for a chic, wearable pair of modern sunglasses.

Your go-to guide to the ultimate beach-ready style

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Animal Print Natural Cowboy Hat

Scarves are one of this year’s trendiest looks and we’re loving the detail the animal print scarf adds to this hat. Its less structured crown makes for a laid-back look that makes your beach outfit all the cuter. With its neutral detailing, it would make the perfect complement to the Andrea Iyamah Menasa Bikini that made our list.

Your go-to guide to the ultimate beach-ready style

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Straw Sun Visor

Want that floppy beach hat look without ruining your perfectly coiffed locks? This tie-back sun visor may be the answer to your prayers. Its natural straw colour and jet-black ribbon make for a classic look that can be dressed up with oversized shades and a bold red lip or dressed down with your favourite sundress and sandals. It’s foldable and easy to pack, too.

Your go-to guide to the ultimate beach-ready style

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Tom Ford Round Frame Sunglasses

You save £55 (24.44%)£225

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These round-frame sunglasses will be with you for years to come without fading in style. Attention to detail is what sets Tom Ford eyewear apart, like the small ‘T’ detail that extends down the temples.

Sand-ready flip-flops and sandals

Your go-to guide to the ultimate beach-ready style

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Birkenstock Arizona Canvas Sandal

Available in four colours

Your mother probably wore them when she was your age and yet, Birkenstocks keep topping the style charts. An easy-to-wear, comfortable slide, the Arizona is one of the most iconic summer shoes. This canvas version is a fun twist on a classic design and offers a softer feel that suits casual beach looks.

Your go-to guide to the ultimate beach-ready style

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NA-KD Quilted Toe Strap Sandal

The only pair of flip-flops you’ll need for your next holiday, these Quilted Toe Strap Sandals are the right balance of on-trend style and practical wear. In a neutral black tone, you don’t have to worry about them clashing with any of your outfits.

Your go-to guide to the ultimate beach-ready style

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Wide Fit Leopard Leather 3 Strap Sandals

You save £9 (50%)£18

There’s nothing quite as fun as a good animal print shoe like these strappy sling-back sandals. Made with a wide fit, they’re more comfortable on those hot, humid beach days and they play well with anything — from shorts and a T-shirt to your favourite maxi dress.

The information presented above is accurate as of 04/10/2022. We are not responsible for any changes to the prices. The 'Best Buys featured' badge indicates sponsored content, and we may earn a commission when you make a purchase.

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