Booking a winter beach holiday seems like the best idea at the time, until it comes to buying clothes. When I booked my October holiday earlier this year I swore to myself that this time I would buy everything in June when the stores are full of gingham sundresses, printed shorts and sassy bikinis. Of course, it didn't happen. Despite clinging onto last year's old summer wardrobe, which I strongly believe in re-using, often you just need a couple of key new pieces to make it feel oh-so 2017.
My first pit stop for holiday shopping out of season will always be ASOS, with their all-year round 'Beachwear & Swimwear' section, they're guaranteed to save your skin with different swimwear brands as well as their own and at great prices. But, if you're as swimwear-obsessed as me, you'll want go above and beyond to get the perfect #instaworthy wardrobe. To save you the endless blogger-stalking, I've done the hard work for you with this totally shoppable guide to the brands that sell swimwear all year long.
Fan Girl: Emily Ratajkowski
Realisation Par creates dream dresses. Always super flattering, they feel great to wear and, crucially, are easy to wear all the time. Consisting of individual styles rather than collections, they aspire to fill the missing gap in your wardrobe. These non-seasonal pieces will work with your wardrobe anytime of the year. I'm obsessed with this green wrap dress and have even worn it as a robe over my jeans when not on holiday. With silks to lightweight, these dresses are ideal additions to your suitcase so you can wear both to the beach or dinner.
Fan Girl: Pandora Sykes
This brand first caught my eye when I saw the likes of Manrepeller and Pandora rocking the major off-the-shoulder tops that Caroline Constas is still renowned for. With this as her signature style, we're over the moon that we can get our hands on them anytime of the year, and let's face it, everyone needs an off-the-shoulder number in their holiday wardrobe. Not only this, prepare to fall in love with her asymmetric hem ruffled skirts and dresses, too. They're everything. I styled mine with my Topshop denim cut off shorts that I totally swear by, and these too are in stock all year round, so no need to shell out on loads of pairs, one will do just perfectly.
Fan Girl: Life of Boheme
Finally, it's here! The answer to every fashion editor's swimwear needs: a brand that's super minimal, well cut with just the right amount of alterations between collections to keep us wanting more. Their black triangle cut bikini top with shoulder straps quite literally answered the prayers of the fash-pack for their vacay. Guilty of lugging around 15+ bikinis for a two-week holiday, once I wore this I can safely say I didn't need much else.
Fan Girl: Bella Hadid
Prepare to be obsessed. This vibrant Brazilian brand is full of vibrant colours and vivid prints; everything from their swimwear to their cover-ups screams fun in the sun. You may have already spotted their "NO PHOTO'S" bikini brief on Instagram, if not then it won't be long, as this brand is beyond #instaworthy. We're thrilled to see that it's now also stocked at Net-a-Porter, Matches and Farfetch.
Shop My Look: Printed cotton sundress, £410, Adriana Degreas
Fan Girl: Lucy Williams
This Australian brand is already a firm favourite of sun-seeking blogger Lucy Williams alongside many other Insta style stars. Consisting of timeless feminine pieces with a French-girl edge, designed to be paired with your existing wardrobe. You'll also be thrilled to hear that every single piece is even handmade with total love to make it feel even more special. I really love this brand. Every piece is designed to be super-flattering in a laid back way, making you feel effortlessly sexy when it comes to sunset beach drinks.
Shop My Look: Ophelia long sleeve printed dress, £250, Posse, Basket bag, £29.99, Zara
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Fan Girl: College Vintage
It's easy to get obsessed with this brand just through it's beautifully curated website. Another favourite with the holiday celebs and bloggers, including Kourtney Kardashian, Gigi and Tash Oakley, this brand is designed to complement your exact shape and make you feel amazing whilst keeping it minimal and chic. Each print comes in around six different styles so you can mix and match to choose the right top and bottom for you. The also do silk shirt dresses, sexy wrap tops and much more. The brand's colour pallette revolves around earthy tones to give you the ultimate #instaworthy year-round wardrobe. We're thrilled that this Aussie brand is also now stocked on ASOS.