With the world's finest beaches and glorious weather just a few hours away, the art of dressing for sunny climes is an all year round reality. We've tracked down the best in class so you can make the most of your well-earned escape.

The news is in standout pieces with an artisan touch. Try Kiini's handmade crochet bikinis in tropical shades, Mara Hoffman's tribal print swimwear and Beth Richard's sleek monochrome pieces that are expertly cut for a sleek, streamlined look. A beautiful kaftan or cover up can easily traverse from playful days into cocktail hour when dressed up with skinny evening sandals and a graphic print clutch. Designers are relishing in handcrafted detail. Talitha's elegant pieces are finished with tassels and intricate embroideries handcrafted in India. For a sun hat, look to Parisian milliner, Maison Michel and for footwear, don espadrilles and raise those sun kissed limbs on Isabel Marant Étoile’s platform clogs.

Just a taster for those balmy days to come.