Whether planning a weekend escape to the seaside or a ‘forget about everything and focus on your tan’ kind of holiday, packing can be stressful. But don’t worry – help is at hand! Here are a few essentials that should make the cut when packing for your beach holiday.

The beach cover-up

Lacking space in your luggage? Pack pieces that can be worn in different ways. This stunning kimono by Essentiel Antwerp can do the rounds as a chic beach or pool cover-up, but also looks insanely good as a dress for drinks after dusk, with a belt to emphasise your shape.

Essential Antwerp, Domino Kimono, €210


Bather shorts

Invest in a great pair of swim shorts that can take you from the beach to the beach club before you can say “one gin and tonic, please”. This pair of shorts is crafted from recyclable materials and has a gorgeous floral print. Plus, it has plenty of pockets. Just don’t forget to take your phone out before jumping into the pool!

Bather bouquet recycled swim shorts, €100


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L’esprit ouvert swimsuit

When looking for a swimsuit, the fit is very important. Trust the experts and go for a brand that understands women’s bodies. The L’esprit ouvert swimsuit by Belgian brand Ophelia enhances the natural curves while maintaining comfort thanks to its soft Italian fabric. The one-shoulder strap is trendy but versatile enough to wear in the evening with a pair of ecru wide-leg linen trousers and golden sandals.

Ophelia lingerie, L’esprit ouvert swimsuit, €180


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Beach gear

Be the envy of all your sand buddies with this complete set of beach gear by the Australian brand Business&Pleasure Co. Made with UV-protective and water- resistant materials, this kit will turn your beach day into a luxury experience.

Business&Pleasure Co (via Smallable), Parasol €299, chair €299, towel €79, cooler bag €79


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The indispensable accessory

Mango’s latest collab with LA-based lifestyle brand Simone Miller has all the accessories you need to keep your summer looks fresh, all while staying practical and keeping you protected. This raffia hat will keep away the sun’s rays and make you look like a celeb.

Mango, Raffia hat €59.99


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Comfortable bikini

Even out your tan by alternating a swimsuit with a bikini. We love independent designers who put effort into creating unique pieces made to last. Juanita K.O is a Canary Islands brand created by Sara Cabrera, a fashion designer and sea lover. As an avid surfer and swimmer, she understands the need to create fun designs that don’t compromise on comfort and stay in place. All designs are made with recycled materials.

Juanita K.O, bikini top and bottom, €68


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