Top £30, River Island,; swimsuit £180, Hilda Maha,; sunglasses £215, Prada, 0844 264 0870

Pastels are never passé: sugared-almond shades of peach, lilac and baby blue are the perfect sun-bleached tones to offset tawny skin this summer

Stylist: Emma Akbareian

Model: Rachel H at Storm

Hair and Make-up: Alyse Alexander using Lime Crime and L'Oréal Tecni Art

Stylist's assistant: Joe Thompson

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