Though far-flung vacations may be off the cards for the time being, mood-enhancing summer style is not. So, this week the PORTER fashion team is upping its Zoom game and swapping sweatpants for silk skirts, and bathrobes for crisp linen dresses. LA-based designer Anine Bing’s cult midis are cut from a lustrous silk-satin and come in a high-rise silhouette with an elasticated waistband, making them a comfortable yet polished addition to your WFH wardrobe. Meanwhile, Aussie label Nicholas’s linen button-down dress is sure to instil some vacation verve with its ochre hue and swishy silhouette.
Fashion features editor Megan Logue has her eyes on Ganni’s louche linen suit: “It went straight on my wish list when I spied it on the runway at Copenhagen Fashion Week. Months have passed since then, and even though my day-to-day life looks very different now, I know I’ll get endless wear from this effortless co-ord. At the start of lockdown, I took advantage of being able to wear sweats every day, but the novelty soon wore off, and now I’m enjoying the ritual of getting ready properly each morning. The loose fit of this suit makes for an elegant yet relaxed look, perfect for a day at the office – otherwise known as my kitchen table. Of course, a two-piece comes with the added bonus of being able to style it together or separately. On rainy days, I’ll pair these wide-leg pants with oversized knits, and when temperatures rise, I’ll wear the blazer over everything from denim shorts to summer dresses.”
Stacked gold bangles, fine layered chains and a plethora of dinky diamond earrings are the perfect way to offset earthy linens. Cheat your way to multiple piercings with one (or more) of Hirotaka’s diamond ear cuffs. Espousing Japanese minimalism with a sense of playfulness, the Tokyo-based brand has pearl-encrusted and plain versions, too. And finally, Carolina Santo Domingo’s capacious Amphora tote proves basket bags don’t have to be reserved for the beach, thanks to its sophisticated leather finish.
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