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It’s time to get beach glam. Those precious two weeks in the sun demand a few key looks, and you’ll feel great if you update your summer staples. Five key items should do the trick. We’ve picked the to-go pieces to make you stand out from the crowd…

Invest in a bikini
Getting the killer bikini has to be top of your list. Try on as many as it takes to get the one that makes you feel amazing. Sometimes it pays to go against the flow and with this season’s brights and tropical prints hogging the fash pack attention, why not go left-field with a plain white number. Add a matching wide-brimmed hat and you’re done.

Shop now: Multi cross-back bikini, £14.99,TK Maxx.

Pimp your tote
This year’s beach totes are in neon-bright shades and geometric or tropical designs. An easy way to add instant style to your beach outfit and handy for a spot of boutique shopping after lunch.
orange bag
Shop now: Orange striped tote, £39.50, Oliver Bonas.

Get kimono-cool
Throw on a kimono in the heat of the sun, or as a cover-up for a sundowner on the terrace. This season you’ll find them in pretty pastels with neon-bright embroidery and tassel detail.

Shop now: Tassel kaften, £32, Accessorize.

It's a wrap
A sensational deep-dye sarong is a must-have accessory. So versatile, you can wear it as a dress, skirt or shawl. Sticking to a plain shade makes it easy to team with all the prints around without a clash.

Shop now: Green paisley print sarong, £4, Primark.

Master a maxi
The maxi dress never went away and this year it’s brighter than ever. The big trends are tropical florals and bold deckchair stripes. Match with espadrille wedges or sparkly thong sandals and you’re good to go.

Shop now: Multi-coloured striped maxi dress, £17.99, New Look.

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Smell scent-sational
Give your new beach collection its own signature scent by washing it in the new Limited Edition Fabric Care Collection from Bold & Lenor. With standout bottles designed by internationally renowned fashion designer Giles Deacon, the fragrances celebrate the emotional connection we have with our clothes, and how scents can enhance our moods.

‘Bold & Lenor scents add a finishing touch to any outfit,’ says Giles. ‘It’s that delicate layer of fine fragrance specifically for your clothes that makes them, and you, feel great.’

So before you hit the sunlounger decide which scented beach babe you want to be: Diamond & Lotus Flower, Peony & Cherry Blossom or Amethyst & Floral Bouquet? We love them all!

The Giles Deacon for Bold Lenor Limited Edition Collection is available nationwide.