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!
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!
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!)
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!
Cosy Outdoor Cushions
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.
What are your favourite summer essentials? Let us know in the comments below!