Best For An Eclectic Mix: Isabel Marant May 2021
The French designer drops new playlists every few months and her summer release has already seen us through a number of evenings at home. The perfect soundtrack to accompany an adults-only cocktail hour and get your bank holiday weekend off on the right foot, it’ll soon have you thinking you’re in a Parisian bar.
Best For Easing Into The Weekend: Music For Weekend Mornings At Home
Curated by beauty journalist and Into The Gloss writer Anna Jube, we can’t get enough of this easy-listening playlist. With a fun mix of artists you’re bound to recognise – think Etta James, Francoise Hardy and Nancy Sinatra – it’s largely retro-inspired, but with an altogether fashion-girl feel.
Best For A Party Vibe: Love Island Pool Party
Laura Whitmore told us last week how much she loves the music put together by the Love Island producers, and we couldn’t agree more. If a big garden or pool party is where you’re headed this bank holiday, make sure you download this playlist ahead of time.
Best For A Night Out With The Girls: Girl We See You
Direct from Alexa Chung, this collection of female-friendly tunes is the only soundtrack you need ahead of a night out with the girls. Featuring tracks by Solange, Ari Lennox and Aretha Franklin, there’s something to suit every brand of girl power.
Best For Accompanying Your Morning Coffee: Free Your Mind
A collection of laidback tunes put together by one of our favourite Radio 1 DJs, Arielle Free aims to start your Sunday right with this playlist. Believe us when we say there are plenty of tracks on here to put you in a great mood – after all, no work tomorrow.
Best For Capturing The Holiday Spirit: Buena Vista Social Club Mix
If you’re missing the sun-soaked streets and chilled-out lifestyle of summer holidays past, reach for this playlist come Sunday afternoon. An ideal way to evoke exotic feelings, the laidback beats of one of Cuba’s most enduring bands are bound to fill the void.
Best For A BBQ With Friends: Best Of Buddha Bar
The Buddha Bar playlists are excellent selections of downtempo beats. With plenty of Mediterranean influences, we suggest you head straight for this greatest hits compilation which fades nicely into the background while still adding plenty of atmosphere to a bank holiday BBQ with friends.
Best For Winding Down At Home: Alexander McQueen II
Regular readers will know how much we’ve enjoyed these playlists in the past. Put together by Isobel Waller-Bridge (sister of Phoebe), they’re compilations of all the music used during Alexander McQueen’s fashion shows. The second in the three-part playlist series is our favourite – and guaranteed to relax you ahead of the working week.