Brace yourselves, summer is upon us- and so is the new season of Game of Thrones, clearly, but let's focus on the shopping. 'Tis the season of regretting all the food we've been going around the capital trying out for the past few months, especially the moment we find ourselves squeezing into tiny pieces of fabric to parole around in on the beach. Feeling the need to stock up on a few essentials, we visited Oysho in Mall of Arabia.

Despite not being big in size, the Spanish loungewear, lingerie and swimwear brand's branch in the 6th of October City mall manages to offer quite an inclusive display of lingerie and beachwear. The whole relaxed colour scheme of the place, complimented by a laid back music playlist, set the ambiance for a stress-free shopping spree.

What will immediately strike you about the store's offerings is that, from the designs, to the colours, to the cuts, it's all very demure and classy – there's nothing that can be accused of being tacky here.

The swimsuit and beachwear section, which dominates the front side of the shop, drew us in with its display of colourful pieces. From bikinis, to one-piece swimsuits, to light cover-ups, all beach essentials are offered. From the pool of swimsuits offered, a hot pink strapless number (499LE), as well as a teal tie-up one-piece swimsuit (399LE) caught our eyes, as did the Paisley print bikini top (259LE) and bottoms (169LE).

When it comes to lingerie, Oysho keeps things sophisticated yet simple, with practical and comfy items. We spotted lace push up bras (259LE), as well as lace briefs (169LE), amongst a few other lingerie options.

Oysho not only offers lingerie and swimsuits, but also a few pieces of casual apparel, including a long, deep pink maxi dress (499LE) and floral print shorts (299LE), amongst other garments.

Finally, praise should be given where it's deserved and the sales personnel definitely deserve some, thanks to their helpful attitude and general friendliness. They managed to get us our sizes in many of the items we requested, and resourcefully offered alternatives to the ones which were out of stock. Moreover, they continued to get us whatever we needed whilst we were trying things on in the fitting rooms, making our whole visit smoother, with less hassle involved.