When the heat rises, so do the fashion stakes.
This season’s crystal-encrusted bikinis are the hottest way to sparkle on the beach or by the pool, and TaBou’s ultra-glam designs in shades of nude are designed to turn heads. Word is they’ve made such a splash that they’re well on the way to joining the pantheon of iconic two-pieces, alongside Raquel Welch’s fur, Ursula Andress’ utility whites and Princess Leia’s golden sci-fi outfit.
Climbing the list of holiday essentials is wearable tech. AHBS’ cover protects your mobile phone as it glitters with all the exquisitely intricate opulence of the Middle East. Why shouldn’t it have its own seasonal capsule wardrobe? This is high fashion as well as function.
Summer holiday footwear also ramps up the glamour. There’s no excuse for last year’s faded flip-flops when you can dazzle poolside in crystallized ocean-blue or deep coral wedges by Joy Shoes. Or shimmer on the sand in these crystal-embellished golden thongs from Havaianas, like a sun-kissed beach-babe. Meanwhile, Melissa’s sparkling pink pumps look sweetly pool-to-bar pretty.
Speaking of the cocktail bar, when dusk falls and it’s time to cover up, Marc Cain’s sun-bleached denim decorated with crystalline dragonflies makes a relaxed style statement. Given that even the most glorious day must come to end, what is the most fashionable way to round off your perfect summer night? After a delicious meal, we suggest fragrant cardamom-spiced coffee served in these fabulous crystal-studded golden cups. Naturally.