Our Top 10 Winter Sun Buys: Shopping Fix
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The Christmas holidays are fast approaching, and for many it means a chance to jet abroad to soak up the sunshine. Department stores, independent boutiques and the High Street are all starting to invest in their beachwear meaning the selection has never been so great. Don't leave shopping for your bikini, sun hat or cover-up, investing time and money into it will mean you have never felt so great or confident when baring all. We've hot-picked our top 10 winter sun must buys to make packing a doddle....
3. We Are Handsome kaftan
Cheetah kaftan, £350, [a target="_blank" href="http://www.my-wardrobe.com/we-are-handsome/silk-cheetah-cover-up-436055">We Are handsome [/a]
We Are Handsome's animal printed kaftans are the coolest way to cover-up on vacation.
2. Charlie By Matthew Zink bikini
Blue and white print bikini, £, Charlie By Matthew Zink at [a target="_blank" href="http://www.net-a-porter.com/product/337505">Net-a-porter[/a]
US swimwear designer Charlie By Matthew Zink sure knows how to create a super hot bikini and he is fast becoming one of the must-have swimwear brands for the summer since Rihanna was spotted several times wearing his designs.
3. FB Collection Bat and Ball
Bat and Ball, £120, FB Collection at [a target="_blank" href="http://www.saltresortwear.com/store/view/fb-collection-lopes-mendes-terracotta-frescobol-set/?Pid=613&CategoryId=46">Salt[/a]
Look like a real pro on the beach with this fab bat and ball. They may be an investment but the real wood means you get the full batting experience.
4. Sheriff & Cherry sunglasses
Leopard print sunglasses, £75, Sheriff & Cherry at [a target="_blank" href="http://www.my-wardrobe.com/sheriff-cherry/wild-cat-leopard-plastic-sunglasses-112688">My-Wardrobe[/a]
Sheriff & Cherry are the Croatian sunglasses brand to know for Summer 2013. Available in an array of colourways they're also all under £100.
5. Maslin & Co. cheetah towel
Cheetah towel, £235, [a target="_blank" href="http://www.saltresortwear.com/store/view/maslin-and-co-blue-jaguar-hide-towel-with-tan-leather-strap/?Pid=629&CategoryId=46">Maslin & Co.[/a]
Maslin & Co. guarantee a luxe tanning experience. Shaped like an animal pelt - we're obsessed.
6. Karla Colletto Monochrome swimsuit
Cut-out swimsuit, £270, Karla Colletto at [a target="_blank" href="http://www.net-a-porter.com/product/340424">Net-a-porter[/a]
Monochrome is a massive trend for 2013 and when it comes to swimwear it doesnt get chicher than a monochrome one-piece. US label Karla Colletto is our fave for their hidden scaffolding and amazing cuts.
7. Juliet Dunn sundress
White cotton and orange embroidered dress, £188, Juliet Dunn at [a target="_blank" href="http://www.matchesfashion.com/product/139387">Matches [/a]
Cover-up queen Juliet Dunn has created a collection of fun sundresses with neon embroidery. Perfect for taking you from beach to bar.
8. Jimmy Choo gladiator sandals
Gold gladiator sandals, £225, Jimmy Choo at [a target="_blank" href="http://www.mytheresa.com/en-gb/peachy-metallic-leather-sandals.html">My-Theresa [/a]
Pack light by opting for one amazing pair of statement sandals for your hols. This metallic pair from Jimmy Choo will work with most looks.
9. Jade Tribe beach bag
Tote bag, £135, Jade Tribe at [a target="_blank" href="http://www.style-passport.com/shop/jadetribe-samui-stripe-beach-bag-multi_coloured-1596-e-e">style-passport.com[/a]
A roomy beach bag will not only hold all your pool-side essentials but this cotton style will either fit neatly into your suitcase or come in super handy as hand luggage.
10. Topshop high waisted bikini
Black bikini, £32, [a target="_blank" href="http://www.topshop.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?beginIndex=1&viewAllFlag=&catalogId=33057&storeId=12556&productId=4715528&langId=-1&sort_field=Relevance&categoryId=208534&parent_categoryId=203984&pageSize=200">Topshop[/a]
A retro style high waisted bikini in black is winner when it comes to igure flattery. This version from Topshop is cheap as chips - team with a wide brimmed hat for elegant holiday style.