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The CF Team's Spring/Summer Fashion Wishlist

We’ve been busy “adding to basket” and compiling our Spring/Summer wish lists here at Citizen Femme.

From beach-ready bags and sustainable swimwear to playful summer dresses and colourful jewellery, here’s everything our editors are lusting over this season.

Sheena Bhattessa, Founder


In spite of the rain, I am getting the summer feeling, and I’m loving anything linen. I would like my number one accessory to be this classic Roma shoulder bag from Metier. Beautifully crafted, ideally sized and perfectly transitional throughout the day. As the very realistic side of having a baby is looming, I’m stocking up on these Cosabella Never Say Never Mommie stretch-lace nursing -bras – absolute essentials but you still feed good wearing them. And I’ll be watching closely to get my hands on a pair of these always-sold-out LORO PIANA Summer Charms Walk suede loafers, smart enough for work but casual and comfortable enough to stroll.

Gemma Louise Deeks, Contributing Fashion Editor


I can’t get enough of this silky sage green dress from Reformation, it’s the perfect dress to see me through summer weddings and occasions. I’ve had Dragon Diffusions Nantucket woven bag on my wishlist for a while and now is the perfect time to invest! I’ll be using it for summer in the city and beach vacations too. Bouguessa’s metallic leather trousers are certainly a statement, and will bring glamour to everyday dressing. I’ll be styling with a simple white t-shirt and minimal sandals.

Lucy Halfhead, Content & Partnerships Director


It’s time to start dressing for warmer weather in the hope that the sun appears! First up, I’d love to replace my pair of Arizona Love Trekky Pearls sandals that I have worn to death, with a new version in chic black beads. I’m coveting all the new season pieces from GANNI but this floral-jacquard recycled-fibre blend dress has really caught my eye and will be the perfect pick for a S/S wedding. And of course it’s time to invest in a pair of sunglasses like this classic Triomphe oval-frame acetate pair from Celine.

Katie Silcox, Deputy Editor


I’m looking for a kaftan-style summer dress that is lightweight enough to keep me cool but has enough cover-up to protect my skin from the sun: this embroidered linen maxi dress from sustainable brand Farm Rio seems ideal. Staying on the summer theme, this Helen Kaminski raffia hat is also on my wish list. Lastly, my cabin-sized suitcase has taken its fair share of wear and tear over the last few years so I’ll need a new one to pack my holiday wardrobe in, I have my eye on this Antler Clifton model.

Alexandra Carello, PR Director


This bag from Marina Raphael is the perfect summer tote. Spacious and glamorous, you will be ready for summer in an instant. Casa Raki x Candice Lake’s summer capsule is dreamy for balmy nights and the pastel yellow linen co-ord will make such an entrance. Statement swimwear I have my eye on is Paper London’s speciality and this signature print will make a splash.

Becki Murray, Contributing Beauty Editor


Floral dresses are my style signature, so it’s always exciting when the Spring/Summer collections arrive, and I’m guaranteed a host of new options to expand my wardrobe. RIXO has just opened a flagship store on King’s Road, so I’ll be picking up a couple of statement pieces there. While the weather stays a little changeable, I’ll style them with Acne Studio’s Leather Biker Jacket, but as soon as the sun comes out I want to finally get my hands on a pair of The Row’s classic Fisherman Sandals. My plan is to wear them all summer – after a Cowshed pedicure, of course.

Lauren O’Donoghue, Editorial Assistant


After years of exclusively wearing gold jewellery, I’m starting my silver collection with these statement Bottega Veneta runway drop earrings. I don’t leave the house without a pair of sunglasses; so, I’ve been on the lookout for the perfect pair of little black sunnies. I’ll be wearing the Courrèges Tech Sunglasses all Spring…and Summer. The last month of Spring is May, and as a Taurus, I need a show-stopping birthday outfit. I will be celebrating in style, wearing this ethereal, shirred set from Magda Butrym.

Morag Turner, Contributing Editor, Citizen Enfants

Summer for me is all about being on the beach with my kids so I always need a really big bag that can hold everything from sunscreen to snacks. The Cabana Tote from Paravel is perfect. I love pretty dresses I can just throw on with simple flat sandals for summer parties and Juliet Dunn has some gorgeous floral minis that have ruffles too – the dream combination for a sunny evening. Fun, bright jewellery is my go-to for beach days so I’ll be adding to my collection with a new stack of bracelets from Roxanne Assoulin.

Image credit: LOEWE


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