HOLLIS BIKINI TOP, SHOP SIMILAR, NOMI BIKINI BOTTOMS, SHOP SIMILAR, FAITHFULL THE BRAND. SCENE BRIEF, ACQUA LUREX BY BOND-EYE, SHOP SIMILAR. OVAL ACETATE SUNGLASSES, MIU MIU, SHOP SIMILAR. MALACHITE THICK ACCENT HOOPS, SHOP NOW, LINEAR GEM BANGLE – Pink, SHOP NOW, LINEAR GEM BANGLE – Blue, SHOP NOW, SENER BESIM. VIXEN GEMSTONE NECKLACE, ARMS OF EVE, SHOP NOW. BEACH TOWEL, KOBN, SHOP SIMILAR
As temperatures soar, so do barely-there bikinis designed to minimise tan lines and show off your body shape. While I’m all about tried and true triangle tops, I did love layering this Pucci print inspired string bikini bottom by Faithful The Brand for a little extra style [and coverage!]
LOOK 2 & 3
LEFT: DEL PRADO LONG SLEEVE MINI, REBECCA VALLANCE, SHOP SIMILAR. QUIN GOLD EARRINGS, ARMS OF EVE, SHOP NOW
RIGHT: WOVEN TERRY ROBE, SHOP NOW, WOVEN TERRY LOUNGE SHORTS, SHOP NOW, VENROY. KIWI BRA, SHOP SIMILAR, KAKI UNDERWEAR, SHOP SIMILAR, ERES. SILVER-COLOURED METALWOOD MP-14 SUNGLASSES, GARRETT LEIGHT CALIFORNIA OPTICAL, SHOP NOW. MALACHITE THICK ACCENT HOOPS, SENER BESIM, SHOP NOW
From a sexy mini or a sporty matching terry set, these cool cover-ups to take you from poolside to bar in one easy move. The brighter the better! Keep the tropical vibe and minimise accessories.
KIWI BRA, SHOP SIMILAR, KAKI UNDERWEAR, SHOP SIMILAR, ERES. QUIN GOLD EARRINGS, ARMS OF EVE, SHOP NOW. SILVER-COLOURED METALWOOD MP-14 SUNGLASSES, GARRETT LEIGHT CALIFORNIA OPTICAL, SHOP NOW. BOYD TICKET PRINT TOTE, OROTON, SHOP SIMILAR. BEACH TOWEL, KOBN, SHOP SIMILAR
Sunglasses that shield and protect while still looking chic, these reflective sport inspired sunnies by Garret Leight also come with an add-on strap to keep them from going astray.
VISTA HYBRID BANDEAU, SHOP SIMILAR, VISTA GATHERED BIKINI BRIEF, SHOP SIMILAR, SIR THE LABEL. BROOKLYN TWO TONE NECKLACE, SHOP NOW, STEVIE GOLD CUFF BRACELET, SHOP NOW, OLIVIA GOLD CUFF BRACELET, SHOP NOW, MINNIE GOLD RING, SHOP NOW, ARMS OF EVE
When it comes to swimwear, expect to see bold graphic prints with a hint of retro style this season. These flattering ultra-high cut bikini bottoms teamed with a bandeau top by Sir the Label is an easy transition to wear beyond the beach. Simply layer with a maxi skirt or sheer dress for your post-sun soiree.
HIGH TIDE OVERSIZED SHIRT, ZIMMERMANN, SHOP NOW. SOL BIKINI TOP, SHOP SIMILAR, COSTA BIKINI BOTTOMS, SHOP SIMILAR, FAITHFULL THE BRAND
Shield yourself from the sun and wind while still looking stylish with an oversized shirt. Magenta, the popular pantone colour of the moment, will have eyes on you. Wear your bikini high or hipster low.
LOOK 7 & 8
LEFT: ALESSANDRA KEYHOLE ONE PIECE, REBECCA VALANCE, SHOP NOW
RIGHT: LISSO TOP – CORAL LUREX, SHOP SIMILAR, VISTA BRIEF – CORAL LUREX, SHOP SIMILAR, SCENE BRIEF – BOYSENBERRY LUREX, SHOP SIMILAR, BOND EYE. PLAYA SCARF, FAITHFULL THE BRAND, SHOP SIMILAR. BROOKLYN TWO TONE NECKLACE, SHOP NOW, OLIVIA GOLD CUFF BRACELET, SHOP NOW, KATYA GOLD CUFF BRACELET, SHOP NOW, ARMS OF EVE
Cut-outs are here to stay especially if you’re looking for swimwear that sits somewhere between a bikini and a one piece. Otherwise, show off every inch of your (fake)tan in a micro hitched bikini (once again layered here for effect).
AURINGONKUKKA BEACH ROBE, MARIMEKKO, SHOP SIMILAR. VENTED WICKER BOATER, SHOP NOW, WONDERLAND LONG PANTS, SHOP SIMILAR, ZIMMERMANN. JEANNE BANDEAU, SHOP SIMILAR, JEANNE STRING BRIEF, SHOP SIMILAR, SIR THE LABEL
For the master of resort wear, you can’t go past Zimmermann. These wide leg palazzo pants are designed with the perfect vacay look in mind. Coordinate with a kimono jacket from Marimekko which can switch up from elegant dining to poolside lounging.
VENTED WICKER BOATER, ZIMMERMANN, SHOP NOW. JEANNE BANDEAU, SIR THE LABEL, SHOP SIMILAR
No Hat, No Play. A good wide brimmed hat is necessary for protecting your face from the strong Aussie sun. From wicker styles to cool bucket hats there’s plenty of stylish options to choose from. While we love the appeal of sun-kissed skin, a broad spectrum SPF is essential for preventing skin damage and signs of ageing.
VISTA HYBRID BANDEAU, SIR THE LABEL, SHOP SIMILAR. BROOKLYN TWO TONE NECKLACE, ARMS OF EVE, SHOP NOW
Health and wellness expert Renee Douros, who runs an urban wellness retreat in Canberra called Adytum suggests prepping the skin diligently ahead of sun exposure. “This includes ensuring your face is freshly cleansed and ready for application,” Douros says.
“I like to apply my sunscreen liberally, with a makeup brush. This method allows me to ensure every part of my face, neck and décolletage is protected. After being exposed to the sun, never forget to wash the sunscreen off and be sure to use formulas that are designed to soothe and hydrate the skin. Avoid any form of exfoliation for at least 24 hours.”
LEFT: KIWI BRA, SHOP SIMILAR, KAKI UNDERWEAR, SHOP SIMILAR, ERES. QUIN GOLD EARRINGS, ARMS OF EVE, SHOP NOW. BOYD TICKET PRINT TOTE, OROTON, SHOP SIMILAR. BEACH TOWEL, KOBN, SHOP SIMILAR
RIGHT: TWEED BUCKLED SLIDE SANDALS, CHARLES AND KEITH, SHOP SIMILAR. SMALL UTILITY TOTE, HAULIER, SHOP NOW
For the final style touches to keep you on-the-go, choose a great pair of pool slides that slip on with ease. Choose a beach tote bag that serves as a carry-all with a nod to vacay style. You’ll be happy you have it once the holiday ends.
Fashion Director: Aileen Marr
Photography: Sean Slattery
Hair & Makeup: Desiree Wise
Fashion Assistant: Kelly Harty
Model: Paige / Chadwicks
LOOKS WE LOVE:
BONDI HAT, HATMAKER, $390, SHOP NOW
OO9098 RE:SUBZERO SUNGLASSES, OAKLEY, $316, SHOP NOW
FRINGED HOODED COTTON-TERRY JACQUARD COVERUP, ZIMMERMANN, $395, SHOP NOW
DAPHNE BIKINI TOP, BONDI BORN, $175, SHOP NOW
MINA BIKINI BOTTOM, BONDI BORN, $120, SHOP NOW
SLING PHONE CASE, MASON DE SABRE, $129, SHOP NOW
METALLIC WOVEN LEATHER SANDALS, DRIES VAN NOTEN, $1,036, SHOP NOW
SKIN SHEILD SPF30, EMMA LEWISHAM, $94, SHOP NOW
SMALL BUNNY BASKET BAG, LOEWE, $1,800, SHOP NOW
DAIQUIRI PLUNGED KEYHOLE ONE PIECE, SHONA JOY, $220, SHOP NOW