Get cashback on your beach fashion essentials with Amazon
There may not be much time to fight the bulge before hitting the beach but with Amazon offering an exclusive 7% cashback on fashion you’ve no excuses for not looking great this summer.
From swimwear to sunnies, Quidblog checks out the essential items for all holidaymakers wanting to look cool when it’s hot…
Assuming you’re not heading to the nearest nudist beach there’s a fair chance you’ll be sporting swimwear at some point during your summer break.
Gents, at all costs resist the temptation to slip into that slinky pair of budgie smugglers and remember that unless you’re under-25 (and can cut it as a surfer dude) you should avoid shorts that sit way below the knee. Instead opt for the bold colours and flattering cut of former tennis star Bjorn Borg’s self-titled range or the vintage styling of Farah (pictured) or Oiler and Boiler.
Ladies, it’s well documented that picking a swimsuit is a hazardous process, but for what it’s worth this year the trends lean towards 1950s-inspired styles to mismatched tops and bottoms. If you’re looking for something classic Tommy Hilfiger cover all the bases with everything from halter necks to triangle and bandeau sets.
Sometimes you just need a couple of key statement accessories to update your summer wardrobe and Cheap Monday’s retro-inspired sunglasses certainly fit the bill. We particularly like the 'Mars Wayfarer' and the 'Cut Out Retro' frames both of which wouldn’t go amiss on the red carpet at the Cannes Film Festival while the 'Feline Cat-Eye' frames (pictured) have more than a hint of Audrey Hepburn about them.
For those of you looking for something a little more contemporary Animal’s ‘The Buller’ shades feature an angled frame perfect for sports. They’re certainly a better option than digging out those dodgy mirror-lensed skiing wraparounds you once bought at the top of a mountain twenty years ago…
They’ve been told so many times that it’s nearly got to a point where people who choose to wear socks and sandals should be dismissed as a lost cause. Alas, we’ll have one more bash at persuading them to ditch the habit (fashion faux-pas) of a lifetime.
If anybody knows how to look good on the beach it’s the Brazilians and the footwear of choice for regulars at the Copacabana are Havaianas (pictured). Suitable for both men and women and available in every colour imaginable, they’re incredibly hardwearing and despite their simplicity, also very stylish.
Planning on doing more than just lounging on the beach? Well you may well need something a little more hard-wearing. Timberland, Karrimor and Columbia each have ranges featuring hardy soles and ankle support; exactly what you’d expect from brands who’ve made their name providing footwear for hardier climes.
Right now at Amazon you can get 20% off selected summer fashion (until 27 May) and an exclusive 7% cashback on Clothing, Jewellery, Watches, Shoes, Bags & Accessories (until 9 June)
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