The oversized jacket
A lightweight jacket in a weatherproof nylon is an overlooked closet staple for the spring/summer season, and particularly suited to in-between days with their ever-changing forecasts. This oversized version by Frankie Shop arrives in a punchy shade of emerald that will instantly dial up an outfit of black-and-white basics.
The logo T-shirt
The classic white T-shirt might be a stalwart of low-key, off-duty dressing, but there’s no harm in shaking up this enduring classic with a dash of the unexpected. This brushed-cotton T-shirt from Fendi’s latest collection does exactly that by way of a sequin-studded, kaleidoscopic logo that offsets the laid-back, loose fit.
The sculptural shoulder bag
From his diminutive ‘Chiquito’ bags to that supersized ‘La Bomba’ straw hat, French creative director Simon Porte Jacquemus has a knack for cooking up covetable, cutting-edge accessories that instantly break the internet. For SS22, he delivers yet another future classic that’s sure to dominate our Instagram feeds in the shape of his architectural ‘La Vague’ shoulder bag, cast here in a tropical shade of blue.
The futuristic frames
Like the accessory equivalent of a red lip, a sleek pair of avant-garde sunglasses can instantly add high-fashion kudos and polish to an otherwise dialed-down outfit. These directional rectangular frames from Dior Eyewear’s SS22 collection read as ultra-modern – and are sure to be a fashion-editor favorite.
The decadent swimsuit
No one does heady, high-octane glamour quite like Versace, and this statement-making swimsuit takes maximalist poolside dressing to new heights. The unconventional diagonal silhouette draws inspiration from silk scarves to create skin-baring, sensual side-cutouts, while the label’s instantly recognizable baroque-style motif delivers extra impact.
The utilitarian sandal
The humble slide has swiftly emerged as the shoe of the season, with a host of designers serving up iterations in casual canvas, sleek leather and sporty neoprene for SS22. Chief among them is Bottega Veneta’s Matthieu Blazy, who has whipped up this hype-worthy chunky-soled creation that could lure even the most steadfast sneakerhead into a sandal.
The multi-tasking serum
There is a reason Dr. Barbara Sturm has garnered a cult following – her products deliver. Which is why her new vitamin B3 (also known as niacinamide) serum should become your new multitasker. Why? Because it’s a powerhouse ingredient, improving the skin barrier, minimizing hyperpigmentation, decreasing fine lines and so much more – plus, it’s particularly good if your skin is inflammatory and sensitive. It’s also a great add-on alongside retinol, as it deeply repairs and hydrates skin that is red, irritated or flaky.
The multicolored midi
New York-based designer Henry Zankov can regularly be relied upon to deliver brilliantly colorful pieces in cozy, everyday fabrics, and this graphic-stripe midi dress is a case in point. Made from a stretchy cotton jersey, it makes for an eye-catching yet effortless all-in-one outfit that requires little by way of embellishment.
The dazzling mule
Playful party shoes are the calling card of Mach & Mach – and the reason the Georgian brand has become a firm favorite of in-the-know women with jam-packed social schedules. With their sleek PVC upper and glittering crystal-bow detail, these show-stopping mules with skyscraper heels are guaranteed to dazzle on the dance floor.
The industrial earring
While tradition might dictate that diamonds should be worn only after dark, irreverent Italian brand Eéra belongs to an exciting new guard of contemporary jewelers upending the old rules. Alongside padlock-style pendants and snap-hook-inspired bracelets sits this hot-pink hand-painted hoop earring, which showcases the most precious of gemstones in a punkish new light.