If you’re anything like me, summer is your favourite time of year. Sun-kissed skin, salty, knotted hair, straw hats to cover up said hair, and a chance to play around with flowy dresses, fun prints and cute playsuits. I think summer is the best time to get the most out of your wardrobe and use it to express exactly how you’re feeling each day. You could be a bohemian beach babe in a fluttery Zimmermann dress one day and a skater girl in cut-off denim shorts and Converse hi-tops the next. Get your summer wardrobe sorted with these must-have pieces that will take you from beach to bar in style, this season.
The Wrap Tea Dress
Réalisation Par has made this style of dress super popular this summer, but the style has been around forever.
My pick: Atmos & Here ‘Minnie Ruffle Dress’ from The Iconic, $69.95
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The Straw Boater
This hat screams FASHIONISTA. It’s casual enough to wear to the beach (hello sun-smart), and fashionable enough keep on at the beach-side bar.
My pick: Lack of Color ‘The Spencer Boater’, $59
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The Sport-Luxe Bikini
I find this style of bikini most practical. It’s flattering and is also functional for ocean swims (i.e. no nip-slips).
My pick: Triangl ‘Catia’, $97
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The Off the Shoulder Top
Off-the-shoulder is the ultimate look of summer. Show off that glowing, tanned skin, while still leaving a little to the imagination.
My pick: Forever New ‘Bree’ top, $69.99
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The Cut-Out Playsuit
You can’t get through summer without a cute, little playsuit. You can throw it on over bikinis after a swim at the beach, or pair with wedges for a dressier night time look.
My pick: Zara, $49.95
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Sophia Lazarides is a journalist and public relations professional based in London. She is on a mission to live a stylish life.