You’ve planned your upcoming summer vacation within an inch of your life, but haven’t quite decided how to coordinate your outfits? These seven buys are as essential as a refreshing Champagne mint julep cocktail on a hot day to your already fabulous trans-seasonal closet, making for the perfect summer wardrobe.
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#1 Multi-coloured Straw Hat
Move aside, plain white panama hat. The Stela from Yosuzi is all about summer, and then some. Handwoven in a classic Venezuelan Guajiro pattern and adorned with trimmings, pom poms and a gold band, this is the only hat you’ll want to be seen in on (or off) holiday.
#2 One Shoulder Detailing
Off-shoulder tops and dresses are so last season. This summer, choose your best side because it’s all about the one shoulder detail. We love Self-Portrait‘s Frill Mini Dress in baby blue guipure lace, which is equal amounts girly and attitude.
#3 Laidback Espadrilles
Whether you’re off exploring or kicking back at the beach, Soludo‘s has the right espadrilles for every occasion. We are nuts about the Mimosa Embroidered Platform Smoking Slippers, because it’s exactly what summer should be – whimsical and fresh all at once!
#4 Sleek Swimwear
Sure, we love bikinis. But how can you say no to the sleek silhouettes one-pieces can offer? Look no further than Aussie swimwear brand Her The Label. The Jill in Milk White is stunning against a tawny tan, thanks to its high neckline, exposed back and rouleau strap detailing. We are fans!
#5 Pom-Pom Bag
Whatever shape your summer tote is, make sure it comes with the requisite pom-poms! Mar Y Sol has gorgeous sisal-woven bags which come with raffia pom-poms, seagrass lining, an inside pocket and leather handles. Our eye is on this aquamarine Caracas basket tote, but it also comes in coral, multi, sunflower and navy.
#6 Playful Playsuit
Playsuits are going through a bit of a renaissance in the past couple of years, and we’re glad to say that this trend is here to stay. Alice McCall is known for her ultra-feminine and playful designs, and the Diggin’ on You playsuit is perfect for day or night with its embroidered floral motifs, contrasting hems, and flattering ruffled tier.
#7 Runway-Ready Dress
Your perfect summer wardrobe wouldn’t be complete without a stand-out dress, and that’s exactly where Zimmermann’s Mercer Bird Floating Dress comes in. It costs a pretty penny to be sure, but it’s worth every part of its ivory silk crinkle georgette with dot and floral embroidery, sheer cape bodice overlay, circle insert trims and scalloped edges.