Style Trends You Need to Know About This Summer

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Summer is all about fun in the sun and enjoying the carefree Australian lifestyle and this year’s trends are all that and more.

Trends are seasonal and keeping up with changing fashions can require lots of trawling through the internet or hours hitting the shops.

We’ve put together this quick guide so the hard work is done for you. Want to make a style splash as the pool, beach or family barbecue this summer? The hottest trends are right here…

We Love Roundies

Round towels, more affectionately known as ‘roundies’, became a hit trend last summer but they’re definitely sticking around.

Steering away from the traditional rectangular towel shape, roundies are totally contemporary and are real show-stoppers when laid out on the sand or grass.

We love roundies with cool colours and a tasselled fringe. There are so many bold patterns to pick from too – tropical, tribal, coastal and even mandalas – all that your summer style could possibly desire!

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Classic Bondi Round Towel from Chuchka. Shop all towels & accessories on Zanui.

Oversized Pool Floaties

Not just for kids, we promise! Make summer fun again by riding on the back of a big flamingo 😉 Because why not!

Floating around the pool on Boxing Day is much more fun when you’re kicking back on a giant slice of watermelon. Trust us.

And these inflatables are just wild and crazy enough to make awesome photo opportunities for Instagram – go on, make some memories this summer!

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Luxe Flamingo Float from SUNNYLIFE. Shop all towels & accessories on Zanui.

Beautiful Turkish Towels

Traditionally these cotton towels are handmade and trimmed in tassels. They’re super lightweight so you can easily toss one in a bag and head to the beach. (Sometimes those heavy velour beach towels are the bane of spontaneous summer trips!)

Not only are Turkish towels full of boho-chic style, but they’re super useful even when summer has come and gone. Discover how else you can use your Turkish towel around the house here.

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Islander Turkish Towel, Indigo and Islander Turkish Towel, Soft Turquoise from Atoylia. Shop all towels & accessories on Zanui.

Delicious Drinks Served in Style

One for the entertainers, the party hosts and the foodies! If you’re planning a get-together this summer (and we’re guessing you are) you should know that serving drinks from a punch bowl or straight from a bottle is a little bit ordinary.

Put your fruit punch or cocktail in a drink dispenser and let guests serve themselves on tap. It’s convenient and looks fantastic on a table setting, especially with fresh, colourful fruits!

A drink dispenser is this season’s must-have for alfresco dinner parties and barbecues. Wow your guests with that new cocktail recipe you’ve been dying to try out!

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Refresh Beverage Dispenser, 8.5L and Refresh Beverage Dispenser with Infuser, 8.5L from Maxwell & Williams. Shop all drink dispensers on Zanui.

Cosy Outdoor Cushions

If your outdoor lounge area is missing something, it’s probably decor. Make the space feel more like home by adding cushions – and don’t worry, they’re made to last!

These aren’t just your ordinary cushions. They’re weather-resistant so they’re going to look amazing come rain or shine. Add cushions to your lounge setting or put floor cushions down for a laid-back look.

Your alfresco dining area or lazy lounge space should be the hub of your summer life, so style it for comfort and practicality.

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L to R: Haven Frangipani Outdoor Cushion, Oasis Tropical Paradise Outdoor Cushion and Oasis South Pacific Outdoor Cushion from Escape to Paradise. Shop all outdoor cushions on Zanui.

What are your favourite summer essentials? Let us know in the comments below!
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Kyra Thomsen is a writer and editor from Sydney, NSW. She has experience in copywriting, blogging, journalism, and social media. After completing two degrees in Creative Writing and English Literature in 2013 she began work with the content team at Zanui. Kyra was the winner of the 2012 Questions Writing Prize and her work has been published in print and online for numerous sources, including Writer's Edit, Seizure, and Fairfax Media among others.