Reach for the sunhat and shades; we are officially in peak summer. If the first half of the season has been a disappointment, make the second half a style celebration to remember.
With the longest day of the year behind us, now’s the time to really soak up those sunny days and light nights with our edit of warm weather heroes. From Ganni’s picnic blanket-style seersucker dress to Ulla Johnson’s summer of love tie-dye top, discover our Suitcase Hotlist for July.
Buy them now, pack them later, and wear them right now with a side of SPF.
A seersucker dress screams high summer. Make it a picnic blanket-style print like Ganni’s plaid dress and it’s a double whammy of July joy. From the smocked bodice to the ruffle hem detail, Ganni's seersucker maxi is both playful and comfortable to wear when temperatures rise. Plus, it’s a fabric that won’t crease when you pack it in your suitcase (because who wants to iron on vacation?). Wear it with chunky boots for a cool girl festival vibe, or strappy sandals for a vacation-ready look.
A woven bag will instantly take your look to peak summer territory. Throw Muuñ's Bicro G bag over your shoulder to bring a just-stepped-off-the-beach vibe to your outfits – even if the reality is that you’re doing the weekly grocery shop. Featuring open-weave orange stripes, it’s the non-committal way to add bold colour to your look. With shoulder straps and handles in contrasting fresh white grosgrain, it’s a timeless bag you can pull out summer after summer.
Throw Muuñ’s Bicro G bag over your shoulder to bring a just-stepped-off-the-beach vibe to your outfits
Somewhere between sarong and luxe leisurewear, Johanna Ortiz high-rise print trousers are the perfect throw-on-and-go pants for high summer. Inspired by Spanish vacations spent on the coast, the Ecru Destiny of Joy playful print will jazz up slinky cami tops and swimwear. Made from lightweight, breathable linen, the flattering paper bag belted waist and tie detail ankles mean that you can dictate exactly how you wear them.
…they’re made for glistening in the sunshine with socially distanced cocktails
Higher than average temperatures are made for slicked back hair and B-I-G earrings. Step forward Annie Costello Brown’s geometric drop earrings to jazz up your ear lobes. In a gold plated textured finish, they’re made for glistening in the sunshine with socially distanced cocktails. Shiny and statement (the drop is a whopping seven centimetres), team these earrings with your favourite off-shoulder summer top/dress to give them their moment.
Forget the LBD (for now), the LFD (Little Floral Dress) is where it’s at for peak summer. Veda’s Selena is just the right type of Little Floral Dress – while the fresh floral print and sweetheart neckline is uber-girly, the black heavy denim majorly toughens it up for a 90s vibe. Throw on a blue denim jacket and white sneakers for a simple daytime look or switch it up with strappy kitten heels to do your LFD by night.
Gold and oh-so Grecian, Valentino Garavani’s rope leather sandals are made for padding around on exotic white sands. Failing that, they’re pretty sturdy for pounding the pavements too all summer long. The Rope sandals are crafted from super-soft gold nappa leather and feature dual ankle straps so your feet won’t go anywhere. Emulate the SS20 runway by pairing yours with a crisp white midi dress, or roll up your jean hems to show them off.
Tie-dye has become the unexpected print of summer 2020. If you’re not into the DIY method, Ulla Johnson's Rocha tie-dye top brings the groovy retro print into the now. In a classic crewneck silhouette, cropped relaxed fit and full puff sleeves, it will go with everything from summer shorts to skirts to jeans. If you’re feeling brave, go for the OTT print clash to make a statement. Just make sure you pick out the indigo hue in your bottom half to give the clash some cohesion.