Bikini? Tick. Beach cover up? Tick. These are the summer holiday essentials and the search has started for shoppers everywhere. But there’s more to packing than a cute two-piece and floral kimono. Because no summer suitcase is complete without a few key accessories. And here are 2017’s hottest pieces to complete your spring/summer story. Whether it’s a hip beach festival, an all-inclusive cruise, or a luxury getaway in the Maldives, the same style rules apply: accessorise, accessorise, accessorise!

These are the must-have pieces for SS17:

TASSEL BEACH BAGS

Tassel Beach Bags

Fashion’s love affair with the 1970s is still going strong. Every year, the boho / hippie trend comes back in one way or another. Fringing will always be a favourite but in SS17, it’s all about multi-coloured and individual tassel embellishments. Beach bags are adorned with the most delicate and elegant tassel designs, as well as bright pom pom trims to finish off the free spiritied narrative.

BOHO BEACH TOWELS

 

Round Beach Towels

Bohemian and yoga inspired round beach towels are not going away anytime soon. They blew up on Instagram a few seasons back, and they’ve been trending ever since! By now, they’ve proved their staying power and these beautifully patterned towels are a must-have for SS17.  A fabulous lifestyle story that boho babes, festival goers, and aspiring fitness gurus will fall in love with this summer.

THE NEW AVIATOR

Sunglasses

Aviators are a classic accessory, but this year eyewear gets a fun new twist. Timeless styles such as aviator shades have been reinvented with fashion forward features in SS17. So expect coloured or flash/mirror lenses, funky silhouettes (such as hexagonal or octagonal), cateye aviators, browline aviators, and more! It’s all about standing out from the crowd with this year’s eyewear trends.