We’re so close to the summer holidays we can already smell the sea breeze and feel the sand between our toes. Yup, in just over a month it’ll be beach time all the time and we cannot wait! Of course, any trip to the seaside means getting beach ready and this summer, beach fashion is so hot you can’t help but shop up a storm. To make your summer holiday shopping a little easier we’ve gathered our favourite summer fashion must-haves and put them into one convenient place for you. Simply pick your favourites and get shopping!

Step out in super comfy espadrilles

These light summer flats are as comfortable as it gets in summer. Whether you love them flat or as a high-heeled wedge, espadrilles are a beach must-have this summer. Pair yours with a skinny jeans or denim shorts and a slouchy T-shirt or mix it up and go super girl in a flirty skirt, jumpsuit, or a summer dress.

We love these blue & white Striped Espadrille sandals from MRP (R119.99), Dusty Pink Espadrilles from MRP (R129.99), Espadrille High-heeled Wedge from MRP (R179.99), and these pink Ella Espadrilles from RUBI for Cotton On (R599).

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Sizzle in a hot swimsuit

Whether you’re turning heads in a sassy one-piece or baring a little more skin in a bikini, there are loads of new swimwear designs and colours to choose from this summer. There’s a design to suit every body type and make you feel like a million bucks when you’re cooling down with a dip in the ocean, sunbathing on the sand, or taking a stroll on the beach.

We love this Pineapple One-Piece from MRP (R139.99), Tropical Print Bikini from Country Road (bikini top, R 499 | bikini bottom, R399), Cutout One-piece from Country Road (R799), and Heigh-waisted, Halter-neck Bikini from RED at MRP (Bikini Bottom, R119.99 | Bikini Top, R129.99).

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Take a load off with a stylish beach towel

Of course, every beach babe needs a stunning beac blanket or towel. Whether you’re swimming or just lazing about on the sand, you’ll need someone to rest your bottom at the beach. While it might not seem like a fashion must-have a comfy beach towel can make all the difference when you’re spending the day on the sand.

We love these over-sized Riviera Round Towels from RUBI for Cotton On at R499 each.

 

summer towelsCarry your things in style

This summer, keep your prized beach possessions on your back with a stylish backpack. Whether it’s a slouchy rope-tied variety with a floral print or a structured backpack that can easily go from the beach to the shopping mall, there’s no doubt that backpacks are the hottest item in handbags this summer.

We love this floral print Vacay Backpack (R249) from RUBI for Cotton On and this black & white Striped Backpack (R159.99) from MRP.
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For more fabulous summer looks keep your eye on WomenStuff.co.za! Our Fashion section is chockful of great fashion advice, fabulous finds, and so much more. Click here for more great fashion articles.