Triangle bikini, by Vilebrequin
Send the spirit of St Tropez straight to your sunny spot of choice with the French Riviera-founded label’s S/S 2020 collection. Imagined in a bright houndstooth print, this bikini combines heritage pattern with high energy. If only Slim Aarons was on speed dial to take a snap.
Stylish summer accessories for holiday spirit
Temperatures are totting up and so is our hunger for a little holiday spirit. Whether you’re getting into the summer mood via your back garden or simply from a sunny spot on your sofa, we recommend investing in these out of office essentials, from brands including Chanel, Loewe, Vilebrequin and Brooksfield. They’ll have you feeling a little closer to the sea and sand, whatever your location.
Triangle bikini, by Vilebrequin
Mini seashell pouch, by Loewe
Bring instant Balearic bliss to your back garden with Loewe Paula’s Ibiza’s latest offering. This zesty toned pouch in the shape of shell brings to mind the shoreline of the Spanish island, and will bring summer to mind whatever the season.
Beach bats, by Frescobol Carioca
Up your game with the Brazilian brand’s beach bats, crafted from layers of sustainably sourced wood offcuts and ideal for upping the energy in your back garden. These pastel blue styles have been produced in collaboration with the Brazil Foundation – the full proceeds of their sales will be used to provide aid to families in Rio’s poorest areas, particularly affected by Covid-19.
Towel and towel holder, by Nanushka
For those in more space-deficient setups, Nanushka provides an artisanal storage answer. The Budapest brand’s macramé towel holder is artisanally alluring and taps not just into the label’s penchant for crafty details but one of summer’s most tactile trends too.
Wide brimmed hat, by Chanel
Weaved hats have long been a summer staple, and they were also a standout on S/S 2020 catwalks. Chanel’s take features an elegant wide brim and is embellished with a khaki grosgrain ribbon. Wear all summer to draw envy-inducing glances from your neighbours.
Swimshorts, by Brooksfield
Soak up the atmosphere of the Amalfi Coast with the Italian label’s swimshorts. Their beachside pattern of foaming waves, parasols and sunkissed sunbathers will transport you to Positano, Ravello and Sorrento. Just don’t forget your SPF.
Elephant sculpture, by Marni
Marni’s latest Home Market collection features a host of prismatic artisanal objects spanning fashion and homeware, from crochet tote bags to graphic resin trays. This wicker and iron elephant sculpture brings a soupçon of safari, and will enliven both a living room or outdoors patio space.
Declick dice game, by Hermès
Get on a winning style streak with this Hermès dice game. Its alluring wool felt mat is imagined in the maison’s signature orange, and its dice fit snuggly into a bridle leather case. We’re feeling lucky already.
Rainbow glasses, by La Double J
Founder JJ Martin brings a prismatic punch to her designs, be they in the form of kaleidoscopic homeware or print emblazoned clothing. We suggest decanting something mouthwatering into these rainbow hued Murano glass tumblers, created in collaboration with Venetian glassmaker Salviati. Then lie back and bathe in afternoon sunlight.