Flying off to far flung corners of the planet during the gloomy British winter used to be the preserve of millionaires with second homes in the Bahamas and private jets.
These days we're all up for a bit of a trip to Thailand, Australia or in fact anywhere with some sunshine come December when the doom and gloom at home in Britain is getting, well, not that fun.
Previously, if you weren't already stocked up from summer with bikinis, beach cover-ups and all, you'd be hard pushed to find anything on the high street for your winter sun getaway.
Step in Warehouse who have just launched their Winter Beachware Collection. There are swimwear classics such as nautical stripes or broderie anglaise but there are pops of colour too with vibrant one-colour bikinis and ethnic-inspired prints.
Kaftans come embroidered, with cut-out and tassel details an dthere are embroidered beach dresses and a maxidress to take you from beach to bar.
The swimwear collection is available at warehouse.co.uk or in stores nationwide now and the kaftans and cover-ups will be hitting stores in a couple of weeks. If you haven't already booked a winter sun holiday this might be just the excuse you need!
By Pat McNulty