Summer beach outfits: swimsuits, bags and cover-ups

From beach bags to swimwear, here are the fashion must-haves you need to hit the beach this summer

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Many people have planned this summer to fly away for an exotic vacation or to go to the seaside before the heat wave ends.

Browsing the internet for beachwear that’s both practical and flattering can be time-consuming, but keeping sustainability in mind, it’s also important to make purchases that will stay in style for years to come. come.

Famous fashion designer Ellis Ranson, who has nearly 87,000 followers on instagramshared her advice and explained that many of the swimwear trends this summer were inspired by other fashion pieces already on sale.

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Ellis said: “It’s time to turn up the heat this summer, and there’s no better way than with your outfit. Whether you’re heading to the beach or a pool party, it’s time to glam up. I love the simplicity of beachwear, but generally our most planned looks.

Ellis Ranson (Beautiful PR)

“First, you have to find your fit with bikinis and make sure you’re wearing the right size. Once you’ve figured out if you’re a triangle or bandeau type girl, you can work your outfit around the style. .

“I like a set this season and add summer colors. Follow current trends but incorporate them into your beachwear. If you like western trends, go for something more bohemian with a cowboy hat. If you are here for the Y2K trend, go for bold colors with chunky sunglasses and colorful layered accessories.

“I like to keep it toned. If your bikini is red, keep everything in that family, go for a pink or orange or different shade of red.

“Crochet has also made a big comeback and if bucket hats are your thing, try one in a crochet style. Less is always more when it comes to your beachwear and don’t overthink or don’t complicate it too much.

Whether you’re looking for an outfit to be Instagram glam after an impromptu photoshoot at the beach club or want something simple for the seaside, here’s our pick of the best items for a day by the sea.

Pink print halter swimsuit

Pink Print Halterneck Swimsuit (River Island)

This gorgeous halterneck swimsuit from River Island is available in sizes small to large, plus up to UK28 in the plus collection.

It has a plunging neckline and a neck tie closure, while the creative mix of colors is easy to pair with almost any color of sandal or beach bag.

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bikini set

Bikini set (Amazon)

The JFan store on Amazon has racked up hundreds of positive reviews for this striking red bikini set, which includes a wrap top and high waisted bottom.

The bold solid red color is timeless and can be easily paired with simple black or gold accessories for a glam look.

Tie-dye kaftan

Rainbow tie-dye kaftan (Asda)

This beach blanket from ASDA is selling out fast after initially being released in sizes small to extra large.

It taps into this summer’s tie-dye trend with a merging rainbow of colors for a bright, cheery look that won’t be out of place on a local seaside or overseas beach.

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Long-sleeved swimsuit

Long Sleeve Swimsuit (Boden)

This color block swimsuit from Boden is perfect for those who don’t want to show too much skin at the beach. In addition to this horizon color palette, the brand released the ivory model for a swimsuit that complements all skin tones.

They are both available in sizes ranging from 6 to 20 and the pads can be removed for a better fit.

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Strappy sandals

Sandals (M&S)

These sandals from M&S are likely to last for years, as they’re made from leather, but they’ve also been designed to be easy to put on.

They are available in gold and espresso in sizes ranging from three to eight.

Beyond the beach, these sandals can also be paired with a sundress for a laid-back look on your outings this season.

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Sun glasses

Sunglasses (Ted Baker)

Ted Baker has a wide selection of sunglasses available at Boots, with this Margo style among the most coveted. They have a classic shape and subtle color for easy pairing with any outfit.

A case and cleaning cloth are included so you don’t have to worry about scratching them while they’re in your beach bag.

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bucket hat

Bob Isabel Marant (FarFetch)

This Isabel Marant bucket hat is currently on sale for half price at FarFetch. It has a beautiful gradient effect and ribbed details for a look that embraces this year’s Y2K trend.

It would look just as stylish in a bathing suit at the beach as it does in a denim outfit while socializing locally this summer.

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Beach bag

Beach bag (H&M)

H&M unveiled a roomy linen bag in black, light green and beige. The accessory is a must-have for the beach as it is large enough to hold essentials such as a towel, sunscreen and sunglasses.

It has two sturdy top handles and the simplicity means you don’t have to worry about the design clashing with your outfit.

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Crochet hat

Crochet Bucket Hat (Next)

This crochet bucket hat from Next boasts that it can help you stay cool while looking stylish. It is currently available in khaki and natural for a trendy look both at the beach and at festivals.

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Combination (Whistles)

It’s hard enough to remember everything to pack for the beach, a wetsuit takes the stress out of planning an outfit to wear for the trip.

This animal print style from Whistles has a relaxed style with a tie waist to create a flattering silhouette. It was released in sizes ranging from 4 to 18.

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Sun glasses

Valentino Sunglasses (The Sunglass Hut)

The Sunglass Hut has slashed the price of several of its Valentino sunglasses, with this red pilot style almost half price.

It has a sleek look that evokes old school glamor and can be easily paired with almost any color outfit for a beach-ready look.

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Topshop set (ASOS)

This crochet set from Topshop is available separately as a shorts and a top.

It can be mixed and matched with other items such as denim shorts or a bandeau top for an adaptable summer outfit that is sure to remain a wardrobe staple for years to come.

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