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    Be it a walk on the shore or a game of volleyball with the gang, do it with style this summer

    Beachwear

    Don’t let the hottest days of the year keep you indoors. As the mercury touches 40 in the city, the cool waters of the shoreline along the ECR beckon with plenty of activities that include ATV rides, surfing and seaside dinners (try Vivanta by Taj-Fisherman’s Cove). Our check list of beach essentials will ensure you’re prepared for the waves.

    Flower power
    This flower print T-shirt from Armani Jeans is great on the beach for two reasons. It sports a V-neckline that’s the hottest trend for men this season and is made from 100 per cent cotton; perfect for the summer heat. The brand has more V-neckline options for the season in cool shades of blue. Rs 7,500 at the store in Saket, New Delhi. Details: 011 41634949

    Spot on
    A day at the beach certainly calls for a game of frisbee or some volleyball. But even if all you plan to do is take a jog, this pair of sneakers from Dolce & Gabbana will ensure you garner a following. Made of calf-skin leather, with plenty of polka dots, the pair is priced at approximately Rs 50,868 on store.dolcegabbana.com

    Pack man
    Perfect to carry your sunscreen, towel and other knick knacks, this waterproof dry pack from Musto Sailing also provides protection for your wallet and electronic essentials. The bag sports heat-bonded seams and zips to prevent leakage. Approximately Rs 3,500 on mrporter.com

    Dry off
    It pays to have a towel handy at the beach. This soft, absorbent towel from Paul Smith, made from 100 per cent cotton, will earn you style points. It also sports Paul Smith’s signature stripes. Approximately Rs 6,300 on paulsmith.co.uk. For more towels, try Paul Smith, Bengaluru. Rs 7,000 onwards. Details: 080 41738882

    Check in
    These swimming shorts from Burberry will love the water as much as you do. Available in four colours, they are come in a ‘technical fabric’, with breathable mesh lining. The elasticised waist, drawstring and back pocket are an added bonus. From Rs 15,000 onwards at the store in Express Avenue. Details: 28464135

    Orange treatmentHermes1a
    Simple, elegant and functional — Hermes’ Isolella sandal is your best bet if you like to make a subtle statement. The black rubber sole provides great grip, while the orange technical H strap provides necessary distraction. For Rs 29,000 at The Oberoi, New Delhi. Details: 011 43607780

    On board
    If you’re headed down to one of the surf schools along the ECR, be sure to pack this pair of swim shorts from Orlebar Brown. Made of quick-drying fabric with adjustable tabs at the waist, this one ensures a perfect fit while you battle the waves. For Rs 23,528.69 on shop.nordstrom.com

    Shade your eyes
    There’s no looking good without the right pair of sunglasses. And take it from us, round is the way to go this season. Try this ultra-slim pair from Gucci that sports a brown acetate front with ruthenium metal detail. Yours for Rs 15,400, at the store in Emporio, New Delhi. Details: 011 46471111

    Ryan Peppin

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