Art of Style

What Team NET-A-PORTER Wears On Vacation

Curious to know which key pieces the NET-A-PORTER team packs for a getaway and how they style them? Read on to find out…

Cover-up dress, Chloé

Annie Hertikova, senior fashion assistant: a beach cover-up

“This summer, my plan is to escape to a small Greek island and completely switch off. I’m dreaming of lazy days spent on the beach reading, swimming in the sea and not much else. So, at the top of my packing list is a beach cover-up that can take me from the sun lounger to a taverna for a relaxed dinner. Alaïa has a chic selection of terry dresses that perfectly fit the bill, while Chloé’s luxe cut-out kaftan dress is easy to slip over a bikini and style up with gold jewelry and colorful sandals.”

Charlie Boyd, fine jewelry and watches editor: a bracelet wrist stack

“For me, summer styling means piling on layer upon layer of bracelets – easy, breezy pieces that I can leave on and not worry about when hanging out at the beach with my kids. Short sleeves mean I can stack up my wrists with reckless abandon and create a joyful mishmash of color and shine; stacking up my wrists is synonymous with putting my out-of-office on. Gigi Clozeau does the perfect layering pieces that add subtle glimmers of gold and neon beads, while Lito’s hypnotic ‘Tu Es Partout’ bracelets feature hand-painted enamel eye talismans strung on vibrant cords. A Havana chain bracelet is the perfect foundation for a summer wrist stack, which you can then liven up with fun charm bracelets by Yvonne Léon, neon enamel designs by Melissa Kaye or carved gemstone bead bracelets by Carolina Bucci.”

Basket bag, Chloé

Viktorija Tomasevic, junior shopping editor: a basket bag

“I couldn’t be more excited about blissful summer days on the beach. Some of my friends are getting married in Dubrovnik, Croatia, this summer, and I am planning to extend my trip to explore the city. Even though I have my outfit sorted, what I’m really missing in my summer wardrobe is a luxe basket bag. Thanks to its versatility, it’s no longer just for the beach, but also perfect for a city stroll, garden party, picnic or a farmers’ market. Loewe, Khaite and Chloé have some really gorgeous options.”

Chic summer shorts on show at Isabel Marant SS22

Helen Broadfoot, deputy fashion director: shorts

“As a denim fan girl, I’ll be making the switch from my trusty jeans to denim shorts this summer for my honeymoon in Provence, in the South of France. I personally love a high-waisted short; Agolde and Goldsign both have great options. With a nod to FW22’s top of the season, I’ll be styling mine with a classic tank top – layered with an oversized shirt for an effortless summer look – while exploring the picturesque little town where we’re staying, which has vineyards around every corner. To accessorize the look, you could add a bucket hat (I love Loewe Paula’s Ibiza) and an oversized tote bag.”

Sabina Khan, senior fashion assistant: a crop top

“Crop tops definitely rank high on my list of favorite ’90s trends. I love Chloé’s strapless wool-blend style, which comes in black and white, but also in a delicious mustard-yellow. For summer in the city, I’d wear one of the monochrome options with some mid-rise baggy jeans – I’m obsessed with Maison Margiela’s cut-out pair – and throw on a black oversized blazer come evening. For holiday mode, I’d opt for the mustard-yellow one and give it a bohemian touch by pairing it with a white cotton maxi skirt and layers of gold pendants and beaded bracelets. Perfect for my Greek holiday in Paros this summer, which I’m counting down the seconds to!”