It’s finally here – but it won’t last for long. Summer is one of those ephemeral things that we wait the entire year for but then seems to disappear before it’s even started. This is why it’s absolutely crucial that you dress the part while the sun is still shining. But that doesn’t mean you should wear those same old dusty rags from last year. Gosh, no. Fashion is a train that keeps on chugging, and there is no room on board for last year’s stragglers. That’s why we’ve compiled a list of this year’s must-haves for summer 2018. So don’t waste any time, get reading and find out what you’ll need to look chic and trendy this summer!


No range of summer outfits can be complete without a swimsuit. It’s one of the vital pieces of kit if you plan on visiting the beach, tanning by the pool or just being outside in general. It’s also super versatile and can be worn under most clothing garments. Whether it’s a vintage one-piece or a bikini, there is a broad range of options that allow you to find a swimsuit that complements your body and makes you feel good. For men, a classic pair of board shorts will never go amiss, but if you really want to be trendy, then super short shorts are the way to go. Show off those legs and never look back!

Cherry Prints

This is more of a trend than a specific item, but cherry prints are blowing everyone away this season. Whether it’s a cute pair of cherry earrings, a pair of cherry print yoga pants and workout clothes or some cherries embossed on a casual handbag, it’s vital that something in your wardrobe features this favourite fruit!

A Stylish Watch

While this isn’t precisely an item of clothing, it is the ultimate finisher for every outfit. Everyone should own a watch regardless of what they wear. Not only is it a fashion statement, it’s also one of the fastest and easiest ways to add a touch of class and refinement to just about any look – even if it’s a bikini! You’ll want to go with a reliable brand that will stay timeless – just because you have to buy new clothes to stay current doesn’t mean you have to do the same with a watch – and, just as it’s fashionable to shop at charity shops, it’s also prudent to shop at second-hand stores to find the best deal on classic watches, whether it’s IWC, Swatch, Rolex, or Omega. Thanks to the internet, there are tons of online stores available to find them.

A Perfect Sundress

There’s something effusively freeing about a sundress. The looseness of the fabric and the way it billows about your body like a cloud make it a favorite and a staple during the summer months. The designs are also incredibly varied, and this should encourage you not to stop at one, but hopefully embrace multiple different designs and dresses! It’s also endlessly functional and works well for many different events. Carefree beach babe? Sundress. Evening dinner? Sundress. Drinks with friends? You guessed it.

An Oversized Shirt

Billowy is in this season, and an oversized shirt is the perfect way to ride that wave. Whether it’s from the women’s section or the men’s – it doesn’t matter – as long as it’s a striking design or perhaps a pastel colour that matches the rest of your outfit, you’re going to look great. Tie it at the waist or leave it open – the choice is yours – but regardless, it’s going to look amazing.