New Holiday Must-Haves For A Stylish Break

Whether it's a mini-break or a fortnight away, pack your weekend bagor stylish suitcase with 2018's hottest holiday ranges – and don't forget your beach towel.


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 labelAquazzura. Every inch as high-octane as you'd expect, de Gournay's Chinoiserie wallpaper has been reimagined in blue and its tropicalprint 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,


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,


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,


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,


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.

Available from Amara at the end of July


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 collaborationbetween 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,


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,

Bespoke travel folio, £650

Classic travel wallet, £130,


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,


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 bedwhile you're having a swim.

Aztec trim basket, £180,

Lotte Brouwer

Lotte is the Digital Editor for Livingetc, and has been with the website since its launch. She has a background in online journalism and writing for SEO, with previous editor roles at Good Living, Good Housekeeping, Country & Townhouse, and BBC Good Food among others, as well as her own successful interiors blog. When she's not busy writing or tracking analytics, she's doing up houses, two of which have features in interior design magazines. She's just finished doing up her house in Wimbledon, and is eyeing up Bath for her next project.