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Bikini trends to sport this summer

Bikini trends to sport this summer

With the holiday season fast approaching, we've picked ten of summer’s best bikinis to buy now. Whether you're heading to warmer climes or relaxing on the UK coast, there’s a design for every destination.

SHOP SWIMWEAR

 


1. FULL-CUP

Freya Flower Bikini Top

 

We're loving popping floral prints this season and whether you're lapping lengths or lounging by the pool, this full cup bikini will suit. 


Freya, Flower Bikini Top, £38

 


2. HIGH WAISTED 

Vero Moda, High Waist Hipster

 

High-waisted briefs are having a moment. Just order a dry Provençal rosé and pretend you're on the French Riveria - Instagram will never know you're actually in Margate. 


Vero Moda, High Waist Hipster, £18

 


3. ANIMAL PRINT

Billabong Banded Triangle Bikini Top

 

It's no secret that we're wild about animal prints. This zebra motif is a great neutral to clash with other prints (go on, try it with a leopard spot) and solid separates.


Billabong, Banded Triangle Bikini Top, £30

 


4. TIE-DYE

Billabong Tropic pants

 

This season there is a hippie feeling in the air thanks to the resurgence of the tie-dye trend. L.A, we're coming for you. 


Billabong, Tropic pants, £26

 


5. FUNKY FLORALS

Calvin Klein, Warhol Fixed Triangle Bikini Top

 

With arty florals and a classic triangle style, what’s not to love? Add a flowing kaftan and timeless aviators for easy beach style.


Calvin Klein, Warhol Fixed Triangle Bikini Top, £54

 


6. BANDEAU STYLES

Curvy Kate, Miami Heat Bandeau Bikini

 

Are maxi dresses your go-to beach cover-up? Allow us to introduce you to this clever strapless number which will pair beautifully. 

Curvy Kate, Miami Heat Bandeau Bikini, £36

 


7. NAUTICAL VIBES

Curvy Kate Sailor Girl Padded Balcony Bikini

 

A simple striped bikini will never let you down. Wear yours with a classic red lip and retro accessories.


Curvy Kate, Sailor Girl Padded Balcony Bikini, £36

 


8. SUMMER STRIPES

Jack Wills, Midgrove String Bikini Bottom

 

Stripes have had an overhaul, just in time for summer. Team this set with a suitably bold pedicure and an oversized shirt to cover up.


Jack Wills, Midgrove String Bikini Bottoms, £19.95

 


9. SUNSHINE YELLOW

Vero Moda, Revolution Bikini Bottoms

 

Hello, yellow. This sunshine shade is a major colour trend for summer and looks great with (or without) a tan. 


Vero Moda, Revolution Bikini Bottoms, £18

 


10. TROPICAL TREND

Spicy palm cross bikini top

 

Tropical prints are a sure way to set off sun-kissed skin. The finishing touch? A cocktail, of course.


Biba, Spicy palm cross bikini top, £30
 
 
 
 

Our top picks for pride

 

Our top picks for pride

 

 

 


Rainbows at the ready people, Pride Month has officially kicked off. This year, Pride parades and celebrations around the world are commemorating 50 years since the Stonewall uprising in 1969 - an event that kickstarted the gay liberation movement and developed into the global fight for LGBT+ rights. So with this year's festivities set to be bigger than ever, we're getting ready to celebrate this milestone in style. Whether you’re taking to the streets for one of many Pride parades around the UK, watching Kylie headline at the Brighton & Hove festival or just plan on donning a rainbow hue or two to show your support, be sure to spread the love in these statement styles.



 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 

Festival makeup ideas

Festival Makeup Ideas


Festival season is almost upon us, and with it comes the chance to step out of our beauty comfort zone. From bold colours to excessive glitter and glossy lids, throw out your usual makeup routine and try something new.

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All that glitters
Glitter is forever a mainstay at festivals. You don’t have to go full Giambattista Valli (although that's always encouraged), but applied around your eyes, on your cheekbones or even on your lips, you’ll look suitably disco. Keep loose glitter in place using a liquid highlighter like the NARS Illuminator.


Get glossy
There’s a fine line between dewy and greasy, but this blurs where festivals are concerned. Matte is out, so emulate a sun-kissed glow with an illuminating primer, adding highlighter and eye gloss. Yes, you read that right - add a glossy top coat to your eyes for a high-shine finish.


Electro eyes
When it comes to your eyes, the bolder the better. From vibrant blue to neon yellow, anything goes. Sweep one highly-pigmented shade over your lids to create a block of colour, or go (slightly) more subtle with bright eye liner. For the most intense colour pay-off, spritz your brush with a setting spray before you apply.


All that glitters


Get glossy


Electro Eyes

Summer accessories you need in your life right now

Summer accessories you need in your life right now

As summer hits and the mercury rises, you need some equipment to deal with the impending heat. From hats and sunglasses to festival bags and holiday holdalls, we’ve picked the best men's summer accessories that should make up your hot-weather survival kit (and if ice-cold beers were an accessory, trust us, they’d be on this list).

 

SHOP ACCESSORIES

 


1. Backed up

Lyle & Scott Rucksack

 

We know what you’re thinking – you’ve already got a backpack. But is yours in a delectably summery, sorbet shade? Does it combine Scandi minimalism with retro British vibes? No? Didn’t think so.


Lyle & Scott, Rucksack, £50

 


2. Shady work 

Prada Gold Pr 55Us Irregular Sunglasses

 

Sunglasses serve two goals: to protect your eyes (a given) and to make every outfit decidedly cooler. Both are wholeheartedly served in this Prada pair. 


Prada, Gold Pr 55Us Irregular Sunglasses, £217

 


3. Hold on

Barbour Leather Travel Explorer Bag

 

Summer inevitably involves packing and travelling. Both are a chore but, we’re happy to tell you, made all the more enjoyable with a luxurious, heritage-inspired holdall. Now, where’s that passport…


Barbour, Leather Travel Explorer Bag, £319

 


4. Comeback kid

Lyle & Scott Bucket Hat

 

Remember the bucket hat? It’s back and will be sported at festivals up and down the country this summer. Join in with the fun with your own Lyle & Scott variety. 


Lyle & Scott, Bucket Hat, £25

 


5. A visionary 

Ray-Ban Folding Wayfarer Sunglasses

 

A frustrating (first world) problem is where to put your sunglasses when not wearing them. Ray-Ban has found the solution by turning their iconic Wayfarer style into a foldable design so they can fit neatly into a pocket. Genius. 


Ray-Ban, Folding Wayfarer Sunglasses, £172

 


6. Waist level

Slydes Crystal Bum Bag

 

This holographic bum bag says festival like no other. Just the right size for all your essentials, it’s safer and more practical than bulging pockets. We’ll see you on the field…


Slydes, Crystal Bum Bag, £14.99

 


7. Side order

Penfield Downey Pouch

 

In honour of everything '80s and '90s, the retro cross-body bag is back in full force. A black iteration will work with all the printed shirts you plan to wear on rotation this summer.


Penfield, Downey Pouch, £40

 


8. Style win

Barbour Emblem Trilby

 

Not just the reserve of the races, a trilby is often overlooked for its sportier cousin, the cap. However, with its classy, gentlemanly aesthetic and its practical wide brim, we vote that it deserves to be reconsidered.


Barbour, Emblem Trilby, £35

 


9. Not peaked yet

Levi's Logo Cap

 

The hat market is a crowded one and with so many brands, it’s hard to know what to buy. Fortunately, Levi’s offer us a clear favourite by way of this denim number that’ll make stylish double, or triple, denim very easy indeed.


Levi's, Logo Cap, £27.99

 


10. Cash in

PS By Paul Smith Stripe Logo Card Holder

 

Nowadays with contactless and cashless, the days of a wallet bursting with notes and receipts are long gone. Choose a leather cardholder that’s minimal on fuss, max on efficiency.


PS By Paul Smith, Stripe Logo Card Holder, £75