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    Feeling the heat? Seven versatile essentials to pack for a summer break on the beach. And don’t forget the sunscreen

    Text: Team Indulge



    Striped and fabulous
    This multi-hued, striped Paul Smith bag
    screams summer. We love the toned down yet striking
    shades, that shift from tangerine to aqua to teal. The
    water resistant backpack is given a classy touch with
    leather trim. The roomy interiors also feature a slip
    pocket to store all your important documents, credit
    cards and cash. RS.36,670 (approx). At UB City, Bengaluru.
    Details: 080 41738882


    cats2Touch wood
    Shield your eyes from the sun with this
    elegant pair of sunglasses from Gucci. While the design
    and colour make it a great piece to own, it’s the bamboo
    bridge detail that makes the cut. The pair also comes with
    polarised mirrored lenses for UV protection. RS.42,000
    approximately, on mrporter.com



              cats3Go fish 

    Thom Browne strikes the perfect balance between quirky and classy withthis adorable fish-shaped pouch. Alsoavailable in creamy white, the purse is crafted from pure grain leather, with a zip top and striped lining — perfect to carryyour credit cards or sunscreen. Leave it in your Paul Smith waterproof bag (above)and you’re good to head into the water,without a second thought.RS.92,899(approximately) on harrods.com



    Cover up
    Learn to love the hat this season. This straw numbercats4
    from Zara will help protect you from the heat while
    keeping you on trend. We love the golden brown shade,
    complemented by the band. `1,490. At Phoenix
    MarketCity, Velachery. Details: 30083700



    cats5True blue
    Channel a South Pacific vibe in this
    T-shirt from Mango with a tropical
    print. Sporting a rounded neck and short
    sleeves, it is simple, comfortable and
    made of 100 per cent cotton. You can
    complete the look with a pair of cotton
    khakhi shorts with a tan leather belt
    and acetate sunglasses. `1,790. At
    Express Avenue, Royapettah. Details: 28464535




    The vintage vote
    Rock the beach in Orlebar Brown’s signature Bulldog swim
    shorts, which are expertly tailored to deliver a flattering fit.
    Inspired by vintage swimwear, these are not just great to lounge in
    but to hit the waves in, too. The smart silhouette is made from
    quick-dry fabric and offers maximum comfort whether in or out of
    the water. `18,450 approximately, on neimanmarcus.com



    Foot loose
    Featuring the map of the world printed
    on the sole, these flip flops from London-basedcats7
    Gandys is sure to win you some admiration. The icy
    blue shade and subtle hints of muted yellow come
    together nicely, while the braided strap detailing
    makes the piece stand out. RS 1,600. At Phoenix
    MarketCity, Whitefield. Details: 07406432000


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