10 summer style sizzlers
Chuck this lot in your suitcase and - bingo! - you're ready to go on holiday. Don't forget to send us a postcard.
The summer holidays are fast approaching and I don’t know about you but I’ve been carefully honing my holiday wardrobe for months now – working out outfits, sourcing perfect beach-to-bar pieces, auditing my bikinis and so on…
…Yeah, right! I’ve barely had time to brush my hair recently let alone allow my mind wander to balmy evenings drinking rosé by a pool. If your holiday wardrobe planning is as equally non-existent, hopefully you’ll find inspiration in Muddy’s top 10 summer style sizzler picks, covering all bases from sun hat and sandals. Just add a pina colada.
Nothing says summer like a toucan-embroidered headband, right? Just slick back salty/chlorine-y hair, adorn your bonce with this gorgeous Anthropologie number, and you're good to go.
Aussie designer brand Le Specs manages to be both incredibly hot (there's a legion of celeb fans) and incredibly cheap. Bingo!
GOT IT COVERED
hush is one of those brands that excels at summer dressing - its founder Mandy Watkins is a sun-loving Aussie. Case in point: this jaunty magenta beach cover-up. You can almost smell the sun lotion.
When it comes to squishing clothes into your suitcase, make sure every item works hard for its place. This jumpsuit is pleasingly versatile - wear with trainers for sight seeing, flip flops for a stroll or heels to hit the town.
£99 - NOW IN SALE
SUCH A STUD
These chic flat sandals combine classicism (tan leather) with a bit of edge (studs). I can't think of anything in my summer wardrobe they won't go with.
A feel-good summer wear in more ways than one - this brand share 90 percent of their profits with good causes. Plus the linen will keep you cool.
YOU KNOW THE DRILL
If you can't wear espadrilles on holiday, when can you wear them? These have a pleasing peppering of leopard. There's plenty more easy-breezy summer pieces where those came from at John Lewis's own brand label.
£52 - NOW IN SALE
This summery woven wonder reminds me of my parents' '70s dining room chairs (in a good way). Wear it cross body for day time and then remove the strap for evening.
Did you leave your straw hat on the plane yet again last summer? All the cool kids are wearing bucket hats this year (just banish all memories of The Stone Roses circa 1989). This one's a steal from Topshop.
OK, OK, I know this is insanely expensive but this tiny, buzz British swimwear brand majors in stunning hand-drawn prints - do check out Anna Paola's work. This design is reversible so it's two swimsuits for the price of one!