Hello, SS19 season… March is the tipping point in our calendars when it’s completely acceptable to start flaunting your spring/summer wardrobe. Yes, you may be a tad chilly but when the new season drops are this good, dicing with potential hypothermia is so worth it.
Time to put the winter wardrobe in storage and start your spring focus, now. Whether it’s Victoria Beckham’s Grecian prints or Isa Arfen’s Riviera postcard skirt, our heads are already in vacation mode (even if our passport isn’t).
Our fashion and beauty editor, Lisa Haynes, rounds up March’s monthly must-haves for your suitcase. Buy now (before they go) and wear later…
(Hero shot courtesy of Lena Hoschek SS19 Tutti Frutti collection.)
THE MAXI DRESS
Aybi Danai printed maxi dress, £209
How to transition effortlessly from that awkward in-between bit of winter to summer? Throw on a maxi and make it a bold print with a hemline that meets your ankles. Layer a sweater over this print dress and once the barometer starts to shift you can unbutton and show some skin.
THE POSTCARD SKIRT
Isa Arfen Tourist postcard skirt, £364.46
Nothing sums up the impending vacation mood more than this Riviera postcard print skirt. We’ll be wearing it while posting our Instagram vacation shots #wishyouwerehere. Pare it down with a tee and sneakers, or dress it up with a shirt and heels.
THE PRINT BIKINI
Rixo London Jessica floral print bikini, £135
They’re the print party dresses that everyone wants, but did you know that Rixo do bikinis, too? Now you do. This ruffle trim balconette style comes in bold florals or baby blue zebra print. Poolside posing for summer ’19, sorted.
We’ll be wearing it while posting our Instagram vacation shots #wishyouwerehere.
THE SHOULDER STATEMENT
Lena Hoschek Rambazamba Shirt Dress, $650
Meet our new favourite label and ruffle maker, Lena Hoschek. We’re all about the statement ruffle sleeves on this Rambazamba shirt dress, which comes in a solero colourway. Delicious. If the dress isn’t for you, try the Rambazamba shirt in orange stripe instead.
THE GRECIAN SHIRT
Victoria Beckham Grecian motif shirt, £320
If Victoria Beckham had a Posh sleepover with the Spice Girls, she’d probably wear this… Part pyjama, part shirt, this VB shirt is made for Instagram close-ups. Inspired by Grecian history, spot the cute Cupids lounging in the print. We love the piped trims and tie belt detailing.
Hold the phone, we’ve found the dream vacation bag that will go with e-v-e-r-y-t-h-i-n-g.
THE VACATION BAG
Saint Laurent Kate palm tree monogram suede cross-body bag, £1,330
Hold the phone, we’ve found the dream vacation bag that will go with e-v-e-r-y-t-h-i-n-g. If palm trees are your thing, but Hawaii prints aren’t, this is the perfect ode to your favourite vacation plant. Throw in your vacation coins and use it as a clutch or cross-body bag.
THE IT SNEAKERS
Reebok x Gigi Hadid Aztrek double panelled trainer, £110
On board with fashion’s fugly trainer yet? Think chunky soles and bold panels – made for anywhere but the gym floor. These sneakers are supermodel-approved, c/o Gigi Hadid’s collaboration. These get our ‘stomp’ of arrival for roaming around city breaks and avoiding blisters.
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