These 8 Trends Are Definitely Going to Be on the Coolest Beaches in 2018

It can be all too easy to buy your holiday wardrobe in a last-minute panic—I've often been that person who buys a bikini on my lunch break mere hours before my flight. But I've learnt that in order to really feel confident on the beach, it's best to avoid that rush and buy your holiday wardrobe as soon as the best new pieces land in-store.

This month, shops are awash with sarongs, swimsuits and raffia sandals, meaning that this is the one time of the year when you'll find the best beachwear. But "beachwear" is no longer just all about bikinis and one-pieces—Net-a-Porter's Lisa Aiken notes that 60% of the beachwear sales on the site come from clothes rather than swimwear.

To save you from a pre-flight impulse shopping spree, we have broken down the eight key holiday trends for 2018 and the 32 pieces you should be buying.