Resort wear is a huge part of my life (it’s only natural when you live on an island), but as with any other situation, I always look to stay true to my aesthetic. It’s lucky for me then, that the days of having to sacrifice your style when it comes to lounging poolside, going for sandy strolls or splashing through waves are well and truly over. This season, swim and beachwear is all about an urban edge that delivers a sense of modern sophistication. Finally, your favourite bikinis, one-pieces and cover-ups can feel like a (more revealing) extension of your wardrobe.

I love the shift towards monochrome tones and metallics, and the luxurious gold hardware details that are having such a moment right now in swimwear. They truly take your aquatic attire to a place of easy elegance… never has the idea of summer felt more chic or polished. From diving board to dinner, it’s so easy to build a transitional wardrobe… with key shapes like the bralet top being such an important trend, don’t be afraid of fusing your swimwear with your daywear, eveningwear or any combination of the three. Liberate yourself with a widened range of options and play with the possibilities – worn after sunset, what was a swim top in the day suddenly becomes intentionally sports chic.

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Photos: Liz McLeish // Makeup: Tre Dallas