Whether you’re venturing abroad or soaking up the last of the British sun, do it in style.
Calming colours, natural fabrics, ethical accessories – grab those final few days of late summer fashion, and get your float on.
Here are our top picks:
Kimono karma: Easy to wear and incredibly versatile, this cotton and rayon mix kimono dresses up jeans and a T-shirt, provides cool coverage over swimwear and looks great with a belt. By Mimi’s Edit, £42.
Ghana glass: Recycled glass is collected by Ghanaian artisans, crushed by hand into a fine powder, fired in clay moulds and smoothed with water and sand to create these rustic beads. By Lola & Mawu, £33 for a set of three.
Serene shopper: The ‘Serenity’ tote bag, perfect for the shops, the pool or the beach, is vegan-friendly and adorned with an image of one of Louise Mead’s original paintings. By Louise Mead, £25.
Clipped tones: Clip-on earrings have made a comeback in recent years – there is more choice than ever for those who have eschewed pierced lobes. These green globes are nickel-free. By Joloba, £23.
Tie one on: Whether there’s a nip in the evening air or you want extra sun protection, a light scarf is a summer essential. This soft, silk-viscose scarf has a gentle texture and elegant drape. By Susan Holton Knitwear, £65.
Sunny honey: Classic round sunglasses get a summer update with honey-coloured frames. For every pair sold, a donation is made to Solar Aid, which gives clean, safe light to central African families. By Ethical Market, £99.
It’s a wrap: In pure silk, a head wrap is the perfect antidote to bad hair days, it fights off frizz and is gentle on sensitive scalps. This print is created by Liberty of London artist Manning Green. By Tot Knots of Brighton, £85.
Dry style: The humble poolside towel is taken to the next level in this fresh shade of ‘Flowerbomb’ green – it looks just as good on a sun lounger as it does as a sarong to stroll to the bar. By Hamamtuch, £25.
Chattering class: Even your phone can have a summery style update with a protective case in a delicate dandelion design. The case is dual-layered to protect from shock and has a scratch-resistant matte coating. By Clarissa Hulse, £30.
Party piece: Made from silicone, this shoulder bag can be configured in two different ways by changing the position of the handle in the eyelets. The perfect party bag, especially if you’re prone to spilling your tipple… By Dampai, £55.
Bamboo birds: In fresh summer shades, this ‘Love Birds’ fan made from ecologically friendly bamboo can be whisked out with a flourish when it gets a bit toasty. By Rex London, £6.95.
Heroine chic: Celebrate the work of Marianne North, a Victorian artist and botanist who created 848 paintings of the natural world in her global travels, with this cropped kimono featuring one of her designs. By Curated Living, £42.
Just ducking out: A holdall for weekends away can be pretty as well as practical. This one, printed with flying ducks, has plenty of room plus handy internal pockets. By Sophie Allport, £56.
Sage advice: Because of unpredictable British summers, a light jumper is a wardrobe staple. This cashmere classic in sage green sits at mid-hip level and has side splits for added comfort. By Cashmere & Cotton, £159.
Fair fan club: Made in Ghana from sustainable natural straw, these fairtrade fans come in a range of cheerful colour combinations. By Lola & Mawu, £33.
Local hero: A striking triangular glass pendant in bold lime green makes an instant summer statement, it is handmade by Sussex artist Barbara Hibbart. By Fragments of Glass, £24.95.
Time of your life: Bright and durable, this waterproof unisex watch is ideal for summer fun, especially if you’re at the beach or messing about in boats – and 1% of sales are donated to environmental charities. By Wearth London, £75.
In a career that has spanned Australia, the Middle East and the UK, Georgia has written about all sorts of things, including sex, cars, food, oil and gas, insurance, fashion, travel, workplace safety, health, religious affairs, glass and glazing… When she’s not writing words for fun and profit, she can usually be found with a glass of something French and red in her hand.
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