May 27, 2021 5 min read
Happy days are here again! It’s time to luxuriate in those warm breezes, blooming flowers, and bubbly summer drinks. Soak up every delicious moment!
Looking for creative ways to spend your summer during the pandemic? Whether your plans include spending your days at the beach, on your patio or travelling to an exotic location, it helps to have the right fashion accoutrements.
After all, what is summer without a huge dollop of style? We’ve shortlisted some creative ways you can exemplify those summer vibes in your home and your attire to get into the mood.
Express yourself with elan this season.
The psychology of interior design says that every print, color and fabric impacts your mood. What better time to embrace cooler, lighter tones than summer?
Think playful patterns, vintage prints, color dualities, and abstract themes that are redolent of a luxurious getaway to a far-flung summer destination. Your living room, in particular, is a great place to build a sense of comfort and personality.
We’ve handpicked a few items that are just the ticket to get you there.
When you think summer glam, you’re thinking of this gorgeous baby blue floral vase that lends a light-hearted vibe to any space.
The porcelain exterior emblazoned with exquisite florals are enough to transform your living room into a paradise. This standout item is very coastal chic and immediately ushers in tropical vibes by the beach with a piña colada in hand under the shade of a breezy palm tree.
You don’t have to travel coast to coast to take in the sights and sounds when you have this beauty in your living room.
What if you could collect the best beauty secrets from all over the world?
Wild Beauty: Wisdom & Recipes for Natural Self-Care does just that. It is a powerful piece for your bookshelf. The book features 45 recipes to create perfumes, face and body oils, tonics and more using essential oils.
Vivid photographs bring to life enlightening text about the miraculous power of plants. This book takes you across the world in one afternoon as you nestle into a cosy corner in your living room with a glass of cool lemonade and the warm rays of the sun peeping through your blinds.
Experience exotic skincare secrets from across the globe with a holistic beauty book.
Venetian inspired interior,
Bring the rich romance and splendor of Venice to your living room. The intricate design and stylish body of this platter add a sense of sophistication to your silverware.
Venice is known for its grandiose interiors, tall arches and romantic waterways. Capture a slice of that beautiful city with an item that strikes the perfect balance between modern and antique.
If you’re thinking about a getaway to this European hotspot but can’t make it this year, this collectible is the next best thing!
Add a splash of Middle Eastern charm to the decor with this accent multi-patterned cushion. The meticulous floral and jacquard designs bring a flourish to your couch.
While this piece is all about traditional luxury, it also blends in contemporary elegance that simply cannot be matched. Spellbinding colors like teal, pink, beige and orange add in a rich twist. It transports you to the bustling street bazaars, courtly loggias, fine fabrics, and flavorful cuisines so reminiscent of the Middle East.
Raise a glass to this one-of-a-kind patterned silk cushion.
With your home now glammed up for the summer, it’s time to update your wardrobe. Whether you’re thinking angular silhouettes or classy shades, what you wear will set the tone for the rest of the summer.
These fashion must-haves are great for a day at the beach or even a small poolside party with your best friends.
Why not go all out with your ensemble? Fashion and fun go hand in hand, after all.
Life imitates nature in this breathtaking pair of shades. The Monarch sunglasses follow the graceful shape of a butterfly’s wingspan, while incorporating gold and black colors to lend you that instant savoir faire.
Picture this; You’re walking leisurely among those vibrant flowers in the world-renowned Kew Gardens in London, looking sultry and stately and, of course, completely shaded with the Monarch glasses.
Take a note from the storied pages of British royalty, and pair these glasses with astylish hat. You’ll find yourself in good company whether you choose to travel this year or simply take in your local botanical pleasures.
When Cliff Richard released his hit song Summer Holiday in 1963, the world was enchanted with images of a frolicking summer, pristine waves and lazy summer days. Much like the song, a piece of clothing can also transform your outlook in life. The Blu Di Prussia swimming trunks conjure up similar themes to mesmerise its wearer.
These royal blue swim shorts are magnificent to the eye and comfortable on the skin. Inspired by vintage Italian swimwear designs (with a Malaysian twist), this pair is simple yet sophisticated.
The ideal mid-thigh length makes these shorts perfect for a volleyball game, lounging on a deck chair with a cool cocktail in hand or cruising through the water on a jet ski.
This summer promises to be chock-full of fun events, why not recruit the right ensemble to carry you through it?
Popularized by vintage starlets like Betty Grable in the 50s and pop superstar Britney Spears in the 90s, halter necklines have been a staple in fashion for decades.
This draped black swimsuit adorned with a gorgeous gold-plated belt is hitting all the right notes this summer. Channel those femme fatale vibes on a pristine Hawaii’an beach as you lie under a cozy umbrella reading your favorite romance novel or luxuriating on a lounge chair by the pool.
Even if you don’t make it to The Aloha State this year, Gia brings that atmosphere to you. Because of the sleek and timeless versatility of the design, you can adorn this halter piece for consecutive seasons without feeling like a fashion faux pas.
Take on the summer looking like a fashionista straight out of a magazine!
Made in Ecuador, this beige beauty shows off the mastery of local artistry in every stitch.
Get transported to those endless Mediterranean beaches, long afternoon siestas and waking up to a plate of delicious paella.
Spanish culture is rife with flavorful cuisine and intricate dances, exemplified in this fan created by a local artist.
You’ll notice that all the sights and sounds of Spain are expertly brought to life in a beautiful tapestry crafted from 100% toquilla straw.
So whether you’re strolling along Spain’s scenic coastline or spending the summer locally watching old movies and brushing up on your Spanish, this fan is a wonderful accompaniment to get you in the mood.
The summer of ‘21 is yours for the taking!
While certain restrictions may make traveling tricky, that shouldn’t stop you from having a memorable summer filled with fashions that will look fabulous in your photo album.
These curated pieces are a great place to start. Whether you’re planning an exotic vacation or you want to play it low-key this year, there are tons of new stories just waiting to be told.
It starts with the right fashion and the rest follows. Have an amazing summer!