Summer isn’t only about sunshine, but more about feeling like your best self. And when you’re looking at collecting those essentials, or updating your summer look - who would want to start from scratch? We’ve collaborated together with Jinjara Mitchell and pulled together our summer must haves to start you in the right direction!
Woven Straw Handbag
I know, I know. Nothing groundbreaking or something that you haven’t heard before, but there’s a reason for that. Since becoming a trend, years ago, the woven straw handbag has become the new norm and the epitome of summer chic. Sling one over your shoulder or on your arm, and the carefree quality makes it seem like your holiday is just moments away. Showcase your artistic side by selecting a weave with a print or a variety of colours. Our personal favourite is Sophie Anderson, who utilizes skilled craftsmen that have perfected their techniques by passing them down generation to generation.
The Updated T-Shirt
Upgrade your standard white-tee with a knitted essential.
By now everyone has that basic white t-shirt in their wardrobe. The more simple the item, the more work it has to do; having to fit flawlessly and effortlessly. Well, now it’s time for an upgrade, the textural t-shirt! In our Northern climate, the summer is warm - but not that warm. This exact reason is what makes a knitted t-shirt the essential for years to come. Select a pop of colour that will compliment your complexion, and a quality garment that will stand the test of time.
No matter what your summer schedule looks like, the summer dress is something that can’t be ignored. Whether it’s a garden party, baby shower, wedding, date, or all of the above, it’s a need that will face you in no time.
We love a strapless option that can be worn with heels for those special occasions, or dressed down with a T-shirt styled underneath and sneakers.
Pastel Frames - Sunglasses
You don’t need the glaring sun to justify a pastel frame. Perfect for even a cloudy day, think of them more as an accessory than a piece of eyewear. Make a statement and refresh any simple summer look with a pastel frame to stand out. Ensure your purchase is timeless one, such as an updated cat-eye to show off your own personal style.
Flat Slide Sandal
You know we've hit summer when you can break those feet out of hiding and let them finally breathe fresh air! The star of any summer wardrobe includes a reliable pair of slides. Easy to pack, uncomplicated, comfortable, and sleek - the slide is a no brainer. With endless styling options and selections of colour, prints, patterns, and fabrics, it's easy to see why flat slide sandals are the summer essential.
And finally, as mentioned before, summer is for being and looking like our best selves. This usually means maintaining a more natural colour, rather than that lobster red. An easy summer choice, in this ever changing world, and a critical must-have - is sunscreen. Be sure to invest in a good bottle (or a few) of Broad Spectrum SPF, and smother it on often.