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Lazy days spent at the beach or poolside are just around the corner. Whether you prefer to take a dip or dive right in, there's no excuse not to look the part.

Rashie, $229. Crafted from quality Italian fabric, this full-sleeved one piece has you covered this summer, perfect if you're after extra sun protection. unepiece.com

Shallows sunglasses, $479. Don't forget to protect your peepers from the sun's harsh rays. mauijim.com/AU

Invisible Zinc mineral sunscreen with SPF50+, $29. Based on one key ingredient, zinc oxide, this sunscreen covers your skin in a protective shield, providing amazing broad spectrum protection from the sun's rays. Available at selected pharmacies nationwide.

Jungle Boogie shorts, $79. Blokes can also embrace fashionable prints and colours when choosing a new pair of togs. skwosh.com.au

Mini towel hat, $50. The entire family should be donning a hat when splashing about. Terry towelling is a classic fabric that many Aussies associate with summer days. zuluandzephyr.com

Fraser beach towel with beach bag, $39.95. Fringing has been a huge trend this year, and fun multi-coloured stripes are always a hit. pillowtalk.com.au

We Love Summer luxe desert island float, $59.99. Designed for maximum fun in the pool and at the beach, this float has drink holders so you never have to leave the safety of the island. anacondastores.com

Tabby T-back bathers, $69. Ideal for girls who love swimming, water sports and running around on the sand thanks to its UPF 50+ rating and cut that stays put no matter what the activity. olgavalentineswimwear.com

Zaxy Reflex shoes $39.95. The perfect accessory to wear to the beach or pool, thanks to the durable and water resistant material. novoshoes.com.au

Biossance squalane oil, $50. A weightless, multipurpose oil that instantly hydrates the face, body and hair - just what you need if you're planning a day in the water. Available in Sephora nationwide.

Poolside jumpsuit $119.95. Available in sizes 14 - 24, slip this on once you've finished your laps and want to lounge about looking fabulous. citychic.com.au

Rectangle seagrass net bag, $45. Carry all your swimming essentials in an oversized bag. biome.com.au

Swimming trunks, $84.95. Comfy bathers are a must when you're serious about swimming, and this pair fits the bill. wavebreaker.info

Wavy Soul bathers, $109.99. Make sure your swimwear flatters your figure and can withstand all the saltwater or chlorine you throw at it. roxyaustralia.com.au

Crazy Red poncho, $209.95. A lightweight, netted poncho is a stylish option to pop over your swimwear in between dips, a cinch to whip on and off as you choose. myopera.info/en