Yes, December 2021 and January 2022 weren’t all we’d hoped, but summer is not over yet! There’s still time to prime and prep your extended summer wardrobe to keep you in a vacation mood. I’ve collated the hottest highlights for you to wear on repeat all season long. You ready?
With summer in full swing, nothing sums up the season more than the sun dress. If you’re exploring the beachside by day, and cocktails at sunset, sundresses are the most versatile look to throw on without a second thought. Take this voluminous tropicana mini dress by Aje which can be dressed up, and down, give or take a good heel and a lip.
PELICANO CITRUS BLOOM RUFFLE MINI DRESS, AJE, SHOP NOW. LEATHER KNOT SANDALS, SCANLAN THEODORE, SHOP NOW
LOOK 2 & 3
Given the restrictions on travel, I’ve decided to wear my holiday on my sleeve. I literally have collected a closet full of camp, collared print shirts to wear on any occasion pending my mood. Check out this postcard-from-paradise printed shirt from Zimmermann, styled with a bold stripe skirt (read: I’m ready to set sail).
The basket bag began as a beach or countryside accessory but these days, it’s made the transition to a closet essential and goes with everything from a mini to a maxi, or even to store your bikini post-poolside. Whether raffia, woven or wicker, there’s a style and size to suit.
POSTCARD OVERSIZE SHIRT IN LARGE POSTER PRINT, SHOP SIMILAR, POSTCARD STRIPED SKIRT IN STRIPE, SHOP SIMILAR, ZIMMERMANN. GLORIA BIKINI, HUNZA G, SHOP SIMILAR. WONDER SANDALS, ALIAS MAE, SHOP NOW. MADISON SMALL TOTE BAG, OROTON, SHOP NOW
LOOK 4 & 5
Cut-out fashion still reigns supreme, and swimwear is no exception. Opt for a subtle hint of the midriff or shoulders (you’ll find it’s easier on the tan lines too!) Add an oversized androgynous shirt, and remember, the brighter the better is my laissez-faire cover-up after swimming or shopping.
Layer your bags in every shape and style to suit all your needs. Keep it casual with a beaded crossbody phone pouch (so you don’t need to dig deep into your canvas tote).
CHIARA SHIRT, LMND, SHOP NOW. LARA SWIMSUIT IN EMERALD NILE, HUNZA G, SHOP SIMILAR. WONDER SANDALS, ALIAS MAE, SHOP NOW. DESTINY BAG IN YELLOW, RESPIRo, SHOP SIMILAR. BLUE BEADED BAG, ISU COLLECTIONS, SHOP SIMILAR
LOOK 6 & 7
Try a summer blazer or bomber layered over a sundress. It’s great for breezy evenings and the quickest way to elevate your daytime sundress. I love this lightweight poppy red shade by Bianca Spender which you can easily change up for an alternative outfit with a pair of shorts, a tank, and strappy sandals. Oversized frames will complete the outfit. Now you are ready to reunite with friends or hit the beach solo.
CAYENNE SUITING ETUDE BLAZER JACKET, BIANCA SPENDER, SHOP NOW. RETRO GO DRESS IN ORANGE, COOP, SHOP SIMILAR. SYLVIA BAG IN CREAM, LUSANA, SHOP SIMILAR. RHYTHMIC BUTTERFLY SUNGLASSES, SHOP NOW, POSTCARD PINK BOMBER JACKET, SHOP NOW, ZIMMERMANN
Fashion Director: Aileen Marr
Photography: Sean Slattery
Hair & Makeup: Desiree Wise
Model: Taylor / Chic Management
LOOKS WE LOVE:
HOLIDAY SWEATER, EMMA MULHOLLAND ON HOLIDAY, $90, SHOP NOW
TROPICAL BUCKET HAT, LEO LIN, $129, SHOP NOW
CONTRAST STRING BIKINI TOP, VENROY BONDI, $100, SHOP NOW
FARRAH CUT OUT MIDI DRESS, ALEMAIS, $565, SHOP NOW
SMILEY® SMALL TOTE BAG, SANDRO, $410, SHOP NOW
SUNGLASSES, LOCAL SUPPLY, $95, SHOP SIMILAR
ELSA ONE PIECE SWIMSUIT, BONDI BORN, $295, SHOP NOW
THE SHORT SLEEVE SHIRT, MATTEAU, $380, SHOP NOW