From tropical print footwear to art-inspired swimsuits, here are the hot new pieces which deserve space in your suitcase this summer
Matches made in design heaven really do exist. Not convinced? Cast your eye on Amazonia, the second range from wallpaper specialist de Gournay and Italian footwear label Aquazzura. Every inch as high-octane as you’d expect, de Gournay’s Chinoiserie wallpaper has been reimagined in blue and its tropical print plastered on to loafers, sneakers and slides. There’s even footwear for little ones – if tots can be trusted to keep them pristine, that is.
Shoes from £335, Aquazzura.com
Set yourself apart from a sea of straw hats on the beach with the loopy lines trademark of Themis Z. Taking inspiration from the Greek islands, its hat and beach bags are strewn with a pretty Kyma pattern available in a variety of colours.
Kyma sunhat, £159, themisz.com
Abstract illustrations of Earth get the nod on Greek designer Ellie Rassia’s out-of-this-world swimming costume. Think of it as wearable body art, designed with look-at-me moments in mind.
Plate Earth-print Baywatch swimsuit, £162, matchesfashion.com
Summer 2018 is set to be a riotous affair at Sainsbury’s Home. Hotfoot it to the seasonal aisle to check out its Fiesta line – a collection full of kaleidoscope colours geared towards outdoor fun and games. Who’s for a round of bat and ball? You can’t beat the classics, after all.
Wooden bat and ball set, £7, Sainsburys.co.uk
BAGS OF STYLE
Liberty London has teamed up with designer du jour Richard Quinn for a range of bags and accessories. Quinn chose fabric clippings from the ’60s, ’70s and ’90s from Liberty’s archive of 45,000 prints, and then splashed his mash-up of the Hydra, Dahlia, Carline, Ellen, Daisy and Phlox florals onto 30 accessories with Liberty written across each canvas in his hand. The collection is available online, with prices ranging from £70 to £695.
Like the concept of a visor, but hate the thought of polyester and plastic? Then don Plumo’s straw and cotton version for those Wimbledon centre-court vibes. And as for the shot of orange piping? We think it’s ace.
There are so many reasons to love these Farai sunglasses from ethical eyewear brand Pala, but the main one is that proceeds from your purchase help fund vision centres in Africa. Look good, feel good – it’s a no-brainer.
This divine trolley case gives a whole new meaning to the expression ‘travelling in style’.
A collaboration between travel brand Globe-Trotter and Paul Smith, the case’s coloured leather corners and handles are in the Brit designer’s trademarks stripe. Wheel and woo those airport crowds.
Paul Smith for Globe-Trotter case, £1,700 paulsmith.com
What the world needs now is love sweet love, right? That’s why we’re thinking everyone should slip on Charlotte Olympia’s Amour mules. We’re not sure what we adore more – the needlepoint embroidery or the gold detailing, which is echoed on the 15mm heels.
Airport meltdowns caused by forgetting your passport? Not with these organisational beauties. Currency compartments and buttery soft leather? Don’t mind if we do.
Sharon Harmony travel wallet, £95, tedbaker.com
Bespoke travel folio, £650 anyahindmarch.com
Classic travel wallet, £130, aspinaloflondon.com
WHAT’S UP, STUD?
Go ahead and live out only your most fabulous Coachella fantasies in Freda Banana’s studded sunglasses. Azure blue frames are just the thing for covert celeb-spotting, yet a bedazzling of resin pearls means you’ll most likely be the real head-turner.
Vilmo aviators, £220, fredabanana.com
Ensuring your flip-flops and Factor 50 make it to the beach with you shouldn’t be too much of a chore with one of Rae Feather’s palm straw beach baskets. Go one step further and opt for the monogrammed design so no one is in doubt of your sun bed while you’re having a swim.
Aztec trim basket, £180, raefeather.com