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Get your kit off! 10 sunshine essentials we love

Holidays and heatwaves! When the mercury's soaring past 30 degrees keep your cool with Muddy's picks for a stylish summer – with lots of local options too.

COS STORES STRAW HAT

THROWING SHADE

Create your own shade with a wide brimmed straw bucket hat. It’s a sunshine essential needed to protect your skin and hair from UV rays. This COS hat drops to slightly cover the face and neck, protecting you from the sun and anyone clocking you ogling any nearby six packs.

£35

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Bridie and Bert ditsy floral print plunge swimsuit

GREEN WITH ENVY

Found! A super-flattering swimsuit from Berkshire-based fashion brand Bridie & Bert. Plunging neckline, adjustable straps, and cut to make your legs look like they go on for days. This pretty floral ditsy print is available in green, pink and blue and we love the inclusive sizing up to a 20.

£79.95

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The Summer HOuse Collection boho beach bag green and white leather straps

BAG IT UP

Put that supermarket bag for life away, you can do better than that. This stylish boho bag from Berkshire-based The Summer House Collection has a waterproof lining, inside pocket and leather handles. Hit the beach, pool, picnic spot or shops with a bag big enough to carry the essentials, but not so big you could smuggle a small child.

£55

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SALTEE SPF

slap on the SPF

This Marlow-based luxury skincare brand is beloved by the beauty eds at RedHarper’s Bazaar and, of course, Muddy. The Face and Body Daily Protection Formulas both sit beautifully on the skin. The 50 SPF face cream feels more like a primer and the 30 SPF body lotion includes a tan accelerator. Glow-getting without the exposure.

£53

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She sells sea shells

Whether you’re gearing up for your summer vacay, or dreaming of sipping cocktails on the beach, this gorgeous gold shell necklace from Muddy Award-winning jeweller, Jack & Freda, will top off your sunshine style.

£28

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SUPPORTING ROLE

If you’re blessed with boobs but struggle for swimwear, check out Wokingham based Miss Mandalay. They cater for DDs without compromising on style or fit. We’re crushing hard on this 80s vibe shirred bikini with cropped top and three high leg bikini bottom styles to choose from.

Top £49, Bottoms, £27

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SPECS APPEAL

We’re tickled pink for these stunning butterfly shaped sunnies from Oliver Bonas. Flattering shape, flattering colour and all shades of fabulous. A stylish alternative to trad black.

£26

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Four State Windsor stripe towel

Earn your stripes

Once you try Dock & Bay towels, you’ll never look back. Made from recycled materials they’re quick drying, super-absorbent, compact, shake of sand easily and look like a retro Palm Springs cabana. Available from eco lifestyle store Four State, Windsor.

£25

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Bridie and Bert pale pink long sleeve towelling robe

It’s a cover up

Pull yourself out of the waves like Ursula Andress, whip on a towelling robe and head straight for the bar. These toweling tunics from Bridie & Bert are the perfect quick cover up, dry you off and help you change without baring your white bits. Also available in kids sizes.

£79.95

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TAKE A SEAT

Comfort on the go. The perfect take anywhere folding seat from the mighty Oliver Bonas. Recline in the sun with six settings to find your perfect perch and then relax. .

£55

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