Summer Beach Essentials

With the promise of some sunshine ahead, we are getting ready to show off some skin. Style director Louise Hilsz shares beach essentials from swimwear and self-tan to must-have sunglasses. Read on to start planning your holiday wardrobe.


Poolside, the one piece is not only on-trend it’s no longer just in standard black. Our choice - a bold pop of colour geometric or exotic print.

Model wears Tommy Hilfiger Coloured Blocked One Piece swimsuit, $140. Moontide Cap Sleeve suits, $130. Lonely Dita swimsuit, $220. Melissa Odabash Beijing lace-up bandeau swimsuit, $395. Adriana Degreas Bacio lip-print belted swimsuit, $540.


A pair of quality sunglasses ticks two boxes. They protect your eyes from UV damage and finish your fashion look. The new season collection of eyewear has it all, from circular to square, modern or vintage in classic black or bold colour, this summer you’ll be spoilt for choice.

Model wears Tommy Hilfiger Coloured Blocked One Piece swimsuit, $140 and Gucci sunglasses $595. Saint Laurent 214 001 Kate, $595.  Dior Quake 1 sunglasses, $625. Louis Vuitton Nouvelle Vague sunglasses, $810. Karen Walker Vorticist sunglasses, $369.


Tommy Hilfiger swimsuit

Beach beauty starts before you step outside. Beyond the essential SPF, self-tan is the only way to tint your skin with bronze. Here’s an option for every skin colour from a mousse to oil, and an organic option.

St Tropez Extra Dark Bronzing Mousse, 200ml, $75. Palmers Natural Bronze Instant, 250ml, $17. Clarins Self Tanning Instant Gel, $50. Tan Organic Self Tan Lotion, $49.

Model Ksenia Latti photographed at Passable Beach, Saint-Jean-Cap-Farrat, France.