Summer Essentials You Need For Your Next Holiday (Or Heatwave)

| Avoid over-packing your case or your beach bag. Just make sure that your suitcase includes these holiday must-haves!

It’s one for the books, you know, when the UK beats Spain on the weather thermometers. So don’t worry if you are not escaping the hustle and bustle of everyday life and heading to a warm, worry-free climate, you can make the most of it right here at home! Whether you are waking up to the sound of crashing waves or spending your days next to a paddling pool in the back garden, we’re sure you have upped your summer shopping anti! So on that note, we’ve rounded up some of the cutest hot weather essentials you’ll want to have whether you are home, or away!


We like topping things off; drinks, holidays, food and our heads for that matter. Whether you are paddling-poolside or relaxing on a beach, a sun hat is the perfect way to finish off any summer look.
Plus, if they look this cute, right?

Staw Hat, Mango, £17.99

Possible Ironic Hat, Next, £20

Formation Bey Hat, River Island, £18


If you aren’t using SPF, hang your head in shame! Sunscreen ain’t what it used to be, with all the recent innovation in sun protection, complaints like inconvenience and unflattering residue are no longer excuses! There’s many cruelty free sunscreens but our favourite (tried and tested by pale girls) has to be by Solait by Superdrug. Protecting everything from your hair to your toes, they are even doing buy one, get another half price so get out there and get protected!

Body spray, Superdrug, £5.99

Face Cream, Superdrug, £3.49

Lip Protector, Superdrug, £2.99


D Frame Sunglasses, Topshop, £18

90’s Ovals, ASOS, £14

Green Mirrors, IOLLA, £65


Make your body and face shimmer in that sun with a few of these must have summer products. Just apply a touch to the shoulders and a dash to the collarbone (who we kidding? You know we bathe in this stuff) for those St Tropez feels.

Barry M, Glow Oil, £7.99

By Terry, Tea to Tan Face & Body, £55

Charlotte Tilbury, Wonderglow, £38

Cute towel

Things have changed since you grabbing any old towel to set up out back. Now, they come in all shapes and sizes and are even more instagrammable than the inflatable. Also, yes that giant heart is a beach towel. Told ya things have changed!

Giant Heart, Bando, £60

Cactus, ASOS, £16

Say it like it is, Matalan, £7


Don’t wait for the pool to come to you! Have some fun in the sun with these super cute, instagram-ready inflatables.

Avocado Inflatable, £24.99

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Black Swan, Revolve, £77

Bring the pool to you, Amazon, £25


Don’t be messing around with straps and buckles, make life easier for yourself and glide into the sliders.

Public Desire, £29.99

Velvet, River Island, £34

Stella X Adiddas, £56

Holdall Bag

And what’s the point in buying all this cute stuff if you have nothing to carry it in? Here are the hold all’s that will erm, carry it all (and stay put in your wardrobe past summer!)

Wicker bag, ASOS, £25

Atomic Tote, Sunjellies, £17.50

Textured bag, Next, £43

Header image via Forever Yours Betty

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