The notion of even virtual vacay shopping fills us with nostalgia, but we still need something that makes us feel cute and confident while basking in Mother Nature’s heat (safely, obvs) this summer. Though it’s unlikely to be making its debut anywhere too far-flung, featuring this season’s trending silhouettes, fabrics and detailing, our newest swimwear collection is our strongest to date.
Grown-up pastels in super-simple shapes, including bandeaus and high-waisted bottoms, with ruching that elevates the minimalist aesthetic, can be mix and matched to get maximum bang for your bikini buck. Feminine without being fussy, we have ditsy florals in droves, in the form of separates, bucket hats and sarongs. We’ll be styling the frill shoulder strap and smocked detail top with wide-leg trousers and slides for days lounging in the garden with a glass of something ‘Grammable. Think cottagecore-meets-2021.
Orange Mix and Match Tie Dye Bikini Top £2, Orange Mix and Match Tie Dye Bikini Bottom £2, White Broderie Shirt £12
Black and White Print Bikini Top £4, White Sarong £8
Moving on from sweatsuits, the latest tie-dye revival has set its sights on swimwear. Carefree, affordable and stylish, our triangle set is a colourphobe-friendly way to wear brights. Animal prints have had a makeover too and, in contrast to last season’s neutral iteration, acid tones are reenergising the almost-retro status motifs. Colour pop separates in striking cuts are fail-safes for updating your swimwear collection without splashing your summer ‘fun budget’. Wear under mesh trousers with white sneakers for the ultimate cool-girl look.
Crochet is the SS21’s stand-out way to add texture to your wardrobe, with the catwalks taking us on a crash course. The only thing better than our earthy-toned knit bikini? The offbeat matching skirt. Broderie anglaise is another perennial hit and we’ve injected even more femininity into the summery fabric with flounce necklines and chic high-waisted trousers. Practicality has got fash pack-approval, so pack accordingly (take note, staycationers) and keep the chill off with our chic but comfortable cover-ups, from throw-on-and-go rompers to tiered dresses.
Tiered Striped Dress £15
Black Belted Swimsuit £12
Red Floral Bikini Top £8, Red Floral Sarong £3