If, like me, you tend to leave your summer holiday shopping to the last minute only to find, come June, that the sales have started and all the best bits have gone, here’s a stylish solution: Net-a-Porter’s new Jet-a-Porter section offers more than 4,000 pool-perfect pieces that will ensure you’re vacation-ready at the drop of a sunhat.
BIKINI TOP, £170; BOTTOMS, £170, and SWIMSUIT, £340, Lisa Marie Fernandez; HAT, £110, Sensi Studio, all net-a-porter.com
Sunseekers will also be excited to know that resort wear go-to By Rory is launching an online store this week, bringing you the glamour of its hotspot shops (which originated in Greece and now stretch as far as St Lucia) at the click of a mouse, with labels such as Cloe Cassandro and Asceno. OK, so I won’t be able to afford a suitcase-full, but a few well-chosen classics are better than a panic-buy too-small bikini that will barely survive the season. See you by the pool!
HAND-STITCHED BLOUSE, £285, Sleeping Gypsy and RED BLOUSE, £165, Cloe Cassandro, both byrory.com
SUNGLASSES, £65, Le Specs, net-a-porter.com
LEMON BAG, £70, Kayu, net-a-porter.com
ESPADRILLES, £75, Castañer, net-a-porter.com
Calling all ladies who lounge, here’s your cute and comfy kick-back kit for relaxing at home this Bank Holiday and for weekends to come. There’s a real buzz about Next’s new sleepwear range – I’m loving the luxe linens and cottons in fresh colours and on-trend prints. Visit next.co.uk to see more, and while you’re there check out the lingerie section (my top contender for the best on the high street) for its fabulous range of pretty yet practical, great quality two-pieces.
CAMI SET, £35; next.co.uk
PLAYSUIT, £28; next.co.uk
BRA,£18, and BRIEFS, £8, next.co.uk
THIS WEEK I’M BUYING…
GUILT-FREE: No one can deny themselves a summer stripe (least of all me). TROUSERS, £34.99, hm.com
TREAT: My best-dressed guest failsafe. Bring on the wedding season! DRESS, £125, kitristudio.com