It's that time of year when we start to yearn for a week by the beach, drink in one hand and deadlines a distant memory...

To kickstart your summer holidays in style, we've compiled the best new season beach essentials inspired by the ultimate island getaway, Capri. The tiny limestone isle in the middle of the Mediterranean is synonymous with the impeccably styled - hardly surprising given it's long been the destination of choice for everyone from Jackie Onassis to Dolce & Gabbana's couture shows. From the perfect lace espadrilles to the beach umbrella you never knew you needed (but won't be able to do without), these are the pieces to make your summer a standout, wherever you choose to spend it. Let the countdown begin...

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