8 summer splurges
Summer calls for a wardrobe refresh, and there’s some essential pieces you simply need to invest in, since they will take you from day to night, the beach to a dinner party, and sometimes even from summer to winter. The Embroidered Shirt The undeniable star piece of the season, the bohemian embroidered peasant blouse is your perfect companion on hot summer days. Get yours from Iris Boutique. The Statement Cuff Sometimes a girl needs a statement jewellery piece to liven up a certain outfit, and highlight bronzed skin. This gold cuff from Wolf & Badger will do the trick. The Go-To Skirt There are certain skirts that are versatile enough for every occasion. We love this airy ombre skirt from Seagreen since it can take us from day to night, if you add a blazer and some high heels. For days off pair it with a white t-shirt and a pair of sandals. The Suede Ankle Boots Suede ankle boots are a must-have for any season, just ask Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, who wears them with floral dresses or denim shorts during the summer, and with skinny jeans in the colder months. These boots from Iris Boutique are both comfortable and stylish. The Day-to-Night Dress For the busy modern woman, the dress she wears to work is also the one she wears for dinner or a party. The trick is to go for classic silhouettes with intricate details, in an easy colour. This navy jacquard dress from Ursa combines just as well with a blazer and a tote bag, as it does with a chic clutch and sky high heels. The Perfect Jumpsuit Finding the perfect jumpsuit is a strenuous job that can take years. Lucky for us, this black jumpsuit from Viola will give you the easygoing chic look every city girl craves. Wear with a golden belt and stilettos on a night out, and with a Panama straw hat and some scrappy leather sandals for days running errands. The Versatile Jacket We love waistcoats because they can instantly elevate an otherwise casual ensemble. For the summer months, light colours work best, since they can be combined with tonal separates, or made to stand out against an all-black outfit. Wear this waistcoat from Wolf & Badger with sleeveless tops and a cinched belt for an hourglass figure. The Essential Heels These leather sandals from Miista elevate the classic heel to a modern level. We love the textured leather and the lucite heel, and the fact they’ll probably become your favourite shoes to wear.