The Fashion Memo

Most Wanted

A curated roundup of the best new fashion arrivals, hand-picked by our editors

Words Georgie LucasFashion assistant Nell Turner
Clockwise from top left: swimsuit, Form and Fold; sunglasses, Celine Eyewear; earrings, Alighieri; skirt, Petar Petrov; white dress, Zimmermann; necklace, Foundrae; woven bag, Bottega Veneta; ballet pumps, Jimmy Choo; sandals, Emme Parsons; basket bag, Balenciaga; Dark Spot Sun Defense Sunscreen SPF50, Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare

There’s a knack to curating an elegant closet that works for warm weather: seek out beautifully cut, lightweight pieces that form timeless staples in your repertoire, then go big on accessories. Hannah Cole, NET-A-PORTER’s senior shopping editor, has her eye on Petar Petrov’s ‘Kos’ midi skirt, exclusive to NET-A-PORTER. “When the weather gets warmer, I’m always on the lookout for pieces that are smart enough for work, but can be styled for weekends or vacation, too,” she says. “This midi skirt is the ultimate example. Perfect with a tank top, blazer and ballet flats for a work day, it will look great with a T-shirt and minimal sandals for a weekend lunch and is a dressed-up alternative to a pareo over swimwear at the beach.”

For instant vacation elegance, wrap the sleek monochrome style over Form and Fold’s elegant deep-brown one-piece and slip into Emme Parsons’ refined ‘Bari’ sandals in classic tan. Or, for city chic, ballet flats are currently trending and come with a longevity that makes them a smart investment – Jimmy Choo’s ‘Elme’ pair will hit refresh on everything from summer denim to your favorite midi dress. And Bottega Veneta’s ‘Sardine’ tote is the dream summer bag – crafted in supple leather in the house’s signature intrecciato weave with a gleaming gold-tone handle, it’s a cult pick.

If effortless sunshine style is what you’re after (aren’t we all?) a one-and-done midi dress will answer the brief. Zimmermann’s midi ‘Devi’ ticks multiple boxes: crisp white is ideal for warm weather, breezy linen is a hot pick for SS23, and the elegant scalloped detailing and cutaways make it the sort of piece you can dress up, should an occasion demand it. Add Balenciaga’s instantly recognizable straw tote, then a sprinkling of gold – Foundrae’s 18-karat-gold and diamond necklace will not only instantly elevate every look, but the piece is a modern heirloom you’ll cherish for years to come. Your final essentials? Sun protection. Don’t leave the house without Celine Eyewear’s elegant black sunglasses and a layer of SPF – we love Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare’s broad-spectrum SPF50.

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