I’m currently writing this as I stare wistfully out the window at endless blue skies and sunshine. It’s 20℃ and I for sure have that summer feeling. Usually at this point I would be day-dreaming of jetting off to a beach holiday, or at least long, hazy afternoons soaking up the sun on a rooftop bar or in the park with friends. Of course, with lockdown in place, that’s not the case this year - instead, my summer 2020 plans involve day trips to the garden, tearing through beach reads on the sofa and sipping icy cocktails in the kids’ paddling pool. 

This is not to say that I’m not also daydreaming about my summer shopping wish list; another favourite warm-weather pass time. Think easy, throw-it-on-and-go sundresses for lazing in, sporty sandals for daily walks, two-piece bikinis for garden-sunbathing and bold, colourful accessories - all pieces that will serve me well now and later when lockdown is over.

So, to get yourself in that holiday at-home mood, I’ve picked out my favourite summer designs. You never know, with a few of these in your virtual shopping cart, it may be easier to pretend that you’re away somewhere exotic, rather than your living room.