Staycation in style with these top summer buys
So your ticket to Majorca got lost in the post? Pitch up a sandpit in classic wood (rather than the standard green plastic), fill it with golden grains and you’ll have a beach of your own in the back garden. Just add bucket and spade.
£34.99 | Shop on eBay
This little spray is every stylist’s secret weapon when it comes to recreating the artfully tousled effect of an afternoon on the beach. So even if you’ve spent the weekend in the city, you can look like the girl from Ipanema.
£18.99, 125ml | Shop on eBay
The espadrille has long been the low-key shoe of choice for effortlessly stylish Mediterraneans padding from beach to beach bar. These striped espadrilles could have walked straight off the sand – and they'll last the summer, with rubber soles that can withstand a bit of city slicking, too.£7.99 | Shop on eBay
This line from London tanning expert James Read is the product fashion editors use to give their models that you’d-never-know-it glow. This kit has all you need to create a realistic tan, even when it’s rainy out.£14.99 | Shop on eBay
When the sun shines in London there is no better place to picnic. This multipurpose blanket will shield you from wet grass, provide the perfect canvas for your lunch and roll up neatly into a foldable carry bag when you’re on the move.
The sound of one boule clinking against the other will transport you to a village in France at apéritif time. Take this set of steel boules to the park and watch the Big Smoke transform into the Côte d’Azur.
£14.95 | Shop on eBay
A Turkish sheet is one of those purchases you’ll end up packing for your holiday every year. It doubles up as stylish sarong, picnic blanket, tablecloth and towel – and looks like something you bought at a far-flung souk.
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