Summer essentials

ARE YOU EVEN SUMMER-READY WITHOUT THESE 10 ESSENTIALS?

ARE YOU EVEN SUMMER-READY WITHOUT THESE 10 ESSENTIALS?

by Carl Escoffier
5 min
Summer essentials
Casablanca©

Restaurants are taking bookings, retailers are opening up their doors and celebs are being papped in their finest fits. Nature is indeed healing. With the sun (mercifully) being out for a change, it’s time to get your wardrobe weather-appropriate. We’ve curated a list of 10 essential items that are sure to have you ready for a scorching day at the park or an overcast rezzy at the best brunch spot in town. From loud camp-collared shirts to beach-ready accessories, this list is filled with everything you’ll need to make your mark, go bold, and embrace your own personal style. Don’t forget sunscreen.

 

TIMELESS T-SHIRT

Maison Margiela Logo-Embroidered Shirt, US$340 / £210
While we’re all privy to a bold graphic or a nostalgic bootleg, nothing screams summer more than a simple logo’d t-shirt. Pair with over the top shorts and sneakers without fear of clashing. 

Maison Margiela©
Maison Margiela©
STATEMENT SHORTS

CELINE Blue Wide-Leg Logo-Embroidered Colour-Blocked Satin Shorts, US$590 / £420
Sure, a classic pair of Patagonia baggies are the safe way to play it this summer, but who wants to do that? These wide-legged CELINE shorts hark back to 80s skating style and the satin is sure to keep you cool, even if you’re kicking back, rather than kickflipping. 

CELINE©
CELINE©

 

THROW ON CARDIGAN

The Elder Statesman Red Colorblocked Squares Cardigan, US$795 / £770
A sort of cross between Harry Styles and Sesame Street, perfect for layering when the sun starts to go down.

The Elder Statesman©
The Elder Statesman©
STATEMENT SHIRT

Wacko Maria Leopard Hawaiin Shirt, US$379 / £319
Are you a Paris Fashion Week attendee or simply a Tiger King stan? No one will know but you. 

Wacko Maria©
Wacko Maria©
THE ‘TRY HARD’ TOWEL

Casablanca Geometric Pattern Beach Towel, US$244 / £240
Yes, it’ll get covered in sand and ice cream almost immediately, but for those first few minutes, you’ll be the best one on the beach. 

Casablanca©
Casablanca©
HYDRATION ESSENTIAL

Jacquemus Le Porte Gourde Bag, US$407 / £389
PSA – Drinking water is now cool, but only if you’re drinking out of a gourde made by Jacquemus. 

Jacquemus©
Jacquemus©
THE ‘DO IT ALL’ SLIDERS

adidas by Raf Simons x Raf Adilette Slides, US$80 / £94
Sliders are a very much essential part of a summer’s day out, but why not have your slides look like sneakers? Now that’s mind-blowing. 

adidas x Raf Simons©
adidas x Raf Simons©
THE ‘GOES WITH EVERYTHING’ HAT

Amiri M.A Full Canvas Hat, US$345 / £289
A hat should be the least complicated part of your outfit, so why not make it the best part too? This Amiri hat is made from comfortable cotton canvas, helping avoid any unseemly odours after a big day out in the sun.  

Amiri©
Amiri©
SMART ENOUGH SWIM SHORTS

Tom Ford Print Swim Shorts, US$640 / £470
Yes, these swim shorts are a tad expensive, but they’ll also work wonders paired with a polo for a late-afternoon trip to the bar. 

Tom Ford©
Tom Ford©
CARRY IT ALL THE TO BEACH

Stüssy New Wave Designs Canvas Tote, US$55 / £45
Sure backpacks and coolers are more practical than a tote bag, but they don’t feature a 90s retro Stüssy logo, so who’s the real winner?

Stüssy©
Stüssy©

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