Every summer, without fail, I completely forget how to put outfits together. As the temperature rises, my personal style plummets – as if that first gust of hot wind also sends my sense of fashion fluttering into the ether. 2020 has presented even more challenges in that regard, as a year that spurred a collective propensity towards more casual attire.
But where does that leave us now that our calendars are becoming increasingly cluttered with social engagements once again? The difficulty is in trying to find something that works for the weather (breathable, comfy) and the occasion (polished, but never contrived) without sacrificing the overall look. Versatility is also a bonus, as it affords the wearer the opportunity to navigate that storied ‘beach to bar’ situation with ease.
Enter local brand LMND.
The Bondi-based label is best known for being an expert in elegant, well-made basics – think cute co-ord sets, button-up shirts and bucket hats – in neutrals and gelato pastel hues. After starting with simple cotton, LMND have now expanded into terry-towelling as part of their latest collection, alongside a number of new accessories.
Aside from supporting our local industry (very important), LMND’s offering makes short work of summer dressing. The shorts and shirts can be worn together or separately, can be amped up for an afternoon Aperol with sandals and statement jewellery, or simply thrown on over a swimsuit en route to the beach. So if you’re looking for a simple sartorial solution, LMND makes a strong case.
TLDR: they’re an absolute no-brainer, for your wardrobe or perhaps that of a loved one this Christmas (but mostly, for you). Check out a few of our favourites below, including the set that GRAZIA‘s editorial director is obsessed with.
LMND OnCourt Shirt, $125 and Shorts, $99 SHOP NOW
“I was instantly drawn to this terry OnCourt shirt and short duo. A new staple for LMND, I like to wear my shirt unbuttoned over a bikini and then post-beach I’ll tuck it into the little shorts and add a red lip. It’s so chic for a summer evening’s cocktail on the balcony and truly lives out the day-to-night ethos” – Jessica Bailey, editorial director
LMND Chiara Shirt, $115 and Shorts, $85 SHOP NOW
LMND The Chiara Shirt Dress in White & Caramel, $165 SHOP NOW