Whether you're heading abroad or holidaying at home, get set for summer with these hot weather essentials
Finding a stylish, well-cut swimsuit can be tricky, but M&S have got it covered with their Secret Slimming range. We love this halterneck design in 2018’s hottest colour combo – a folksy mix of red and blue.
Secret Slimming™ Ditsy Floral Print Plunge Swimsuit, Marks & Spencer. Was £30.50; Now £19.50!
Fancy foot work
No, we’re not talking about the World Cup! If you're looking to refresh your footwear, pop into Clarks and treat yourself to a new pair of sandals, such as these festival-inspired flats with tassel fringing. What’s more, it’s buy one get one half price on all ladies footwear right now – including sale items!
Tetrix Lily sandal, Clarks. Was £30; Now £20
Good enough to eat
Feeling the effects of the heatwave? Treat your sun-parched skin to a a mega moisture hit before you head to the beach! This Body Shop best buy has a delicious, zesty scent that you won’t be able to get enough of. They have a great range of clearance items right now, as well as offers on their full price items.
Mojito Body Butter, The Body Shop. Was £15; Now £8.50
Easy summer wears
The best thing about summer is being able to throw on a beach dress and head out into the sunshine. We love the versatility of this sheer, paisley-print maxi – wear it on the beach over swimwear or over a slip dress after dark.
'Malika' sheer maxi dress, French Connection. Was £125; Now £59
For a great range of menswear, check out the offers at GANT, including these belted cargo shorts in Hurricane Blue. Wear with a plain polo shirt and sliders for an effortlessly cool holiday look.
Belted cargo shorts in hurricane blue, GANT. Was £90; Now £45.
Think 'Nike' and you'll no doubt think trainers, but they have some stylish thongs on offer too. These navy blue Solarsofts mould to your feet so you feel like you're not even wearing them. Just add a swimming pool and a whole lot of sunshine…
Solarsoft thong in Binary blue and white, Nike. Was £19.99; Now £13.
Pack it in!
Last year’s luggage looking a bit ropey? Upgrade your travel kit with a shiny new suitcase. Antler’s summer bargains include this scratch-resistant, lightweight option with 360-degree rotating wheels and a ten year warranty.
Sonar Exclusive Large Suitcase in Aubergine, Antler. Was £195; Now £95.
Whether you’re jetting off somewhere exotic or just taking a few days off at home, a good holiday read is an essential part of your R&R. Pop into Waterstones and check out their Books of the Month – currently on offer as buy one, get half price. Thriller The Missing Girl by Jenny Quintana is a real page-turner.
The Missing Girl, Waterstones. £8.99.
Add a pop of colour to your outfit (and stay shaded from the sun) with a wide-brimmed sun hat. We love this flamingo design, complete with fluro pompom trim.
Flamingo sun hat, TK Maxx. £12.99.
Heading off to France, Spain or perhaps Portugal this summer? Currency Exchange have the best rates in town, including 1.10 on Euros. Now that’s sorted, you just need to decide what to spend it all on (we’re thinking cocktails. Lots of cocktails).
Euros, Currency Exchange. 1.10
Don't forget the kids!
If your little ones have outgrown last season's swimwear, dash down to Choice for some real bargains. From character swimsuits to tropical trunks, there's something to keep every mini me happy when they're splashing around this summer.
Girls' Minion swimming costume, Choice. Was £14.00; Now £2.50.
Boys' flamingo shorts, Choice. Were £10; Now £6.50.
Sand between your toes
These Clarks water-friendly shoes are perfect for kids to wear on the beach (even while paddling) or for exploring while on holiday - and you'll know their feet will be well-supported and protected.
Bondi Bay water-friendly summer sandals in pink or blue, Clarks. Were £24, now £16.80