Few garments spell warm weather quite like a breezy white dress. Abbi Minchin, NET-A-PORTER’s junior market editor, has her eye on Chloé’s lace-up cotton-piqué midi. “The sun is finally making a much-anticipated appearance in London, and I, for one, could not be happier to unlock my summer wardrobe,” she says. “My favorite thing about summer dressing is the ease of it. The lace-up-front detail on this Chloé dress allows for a cinched waist that elevates the silhouette, making it the perfect option for day-to-night dressing. I would pair it with a cardigan – as we all know, British weather is unpredictable – or a blazer to take it from the office to dinner, then add strappy sandals (flats for the office, and then a quick change to mid-heels for dinner), gold jewelry and a raffia bag, which I love pairing with a white dress.”
Accessorizing a white dress is simple, as anything goes. Take Minchin’s cue and try Saint Laurent’s iconic ‘Le 5 à 7’ bag, recast in sunshine-ready raffia and trimmed in leather, then add Jennifer Meyer’s elegant double hoops for a flash of polished gold. Whether you’re wearing a floaty dress or denim cut-offs, make minimal sandals by The Row or Emme Parsons your go-to footwear this season – they evoke a ’90s mood that feels perfect for now and will transition seamlessly into your summer ‘forever’ closet.
Vibrant colors work beautifully when the sun shines, and tangerine tones feel particularly fresh right now, so add Hunza G’s ‘Juno’ bikini to your vacation suitcase. Crafted in the brand’s signature seersucker fabric, the style is part of our NET SUSTAIN edit of more consciously crafted pieces and will remain in your swimwear lineup for years to come. Layer Calle Del Mar’s artful crochet cardigan open over the top – the design is NET SUSTAIN-approved and evokes a classic ’70s mood when paired with Frame’s ‘Le Brigette’ love-worn denim cut-offs and Zimmermann’s raffia take on the cult bucket hat. When it comes to beachside jewelry, if in doubt, add beads – Sydney Evan’s bracelet is a whimsical pick crafted in amber, which is said to bring health and happiness – what more could you want?
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