Picture yourself lounging on powdery sands, the gentle summer breeze whispering tales of relaxation, while you sip on a refreshing mocktail – pure bliss!

But before you jet off to your dreamy destination for the ultimate summer break, it’s important to pack the perfect ensemble of stylish essentials to ensure you’re beach-ready from sunrise to sunset.

Let’s not forget the cheeky out-of-office vibes – because, let’s face it, you’re leaving the boardroom behind for a well-deserved break. Set the tone with an automatic email responder that reads, “Gone chasing waves and sipping on sunshine – I’ll get back to you when my tan lines fade.”

And of course, the pièce de résistance: the perfect start to summer always begins with a decadent location. Whether you’re drawn to the azure waters of the Maldives, the lush landscapes of Bali, or the vibrant culture of the Caribbean, there’s a tropical paradise calling your name.

As you prepare to embark on your summer beach getaway, we’ve curated an editor-approved list of style essentials you need to pack.

From summer dresses, chunky jewellery and straw bags to bathing suits, sandals and sunglasses – we’ve covered it all.

Scroll below to shop away 40 summer essentials for your break:

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