Every season comes with its own must-have buys – items that resonate because they encapsulate the style of now, or become go-tos for their ease of wear and wardrobe mileage. Here are the pieces to shop from this month’s drop…
The statement denim jacket
Forever utilitarian and easy to wear, a denim jacket has long been a perennial closet ally, but Gucci’s Alessandro Michele has turned this traditional staple into a standout piece this season. With an all-over GG monogram in jumbo-sized jacquard, this maximalist iteration is perfectly playful in mood but endlessly wearable, thanks to its cut that errs on the side of classic. Slip it on over understated dresses, or pair with crisp cotton T-shirts and the matching jeans for the full effect.
The joyful sweater
This rainbow knit by Californian label Erl is as cozy as it is cool. Mimicking the Los Angeles sunset, it’s ideal for slipping on over swimwear, or to brighten up more muted staples.
The day-to-dark dress
With super-fine straps, a corset-like bodice and free-flowing skirt, Cecilie Bahnsen’s dress has an easy appeal that can be styled up or down – it’s a go-to for early mornings that are set to extend into the early hours.
The wear-everywhere bikini
Hunza G is the ultimate purveyor of poolside chic, thanks to its technicolor hues and flattering, seersucker swim styles. This vacation season, pair its sporty-cut bikini top with pants or shorts for dinner to boost its style mileage, thus saving space in your suitcase. The mango hue perfectly offsets a sun-kissed complexion.
The scene-stealing ring
Bottega Veneta is fast becoming the authority on must-wear accessories, and this season, its jewelry is particularly standout. This twisted ring will artfully catch the light and is robust enough to hold its own as a statement piece.
The chunky loafer
Switch up your on-rotation sandals or sneakers for a sturdy sole this season – the loafer is an ideal dawn-to-dinner choice. Polished in mood yet perennially casual, the chunky lug sole on these Valentino flats will ensure you’ll pound the pavement in both comfort and style. Pair with white ankle socks and mini skirts on sunny days, or slip them on with tailored pants for a polished nine-to-five look.
The elevated arm candy
Tapping into the trend for all things aughts, Balenciaga’s sugary-pink bag is as cute as it is cool. Capacious enough to store all your daily essentials, and with personality to boot, this saccharine leather tote features the quintessential trappings of a modern It-bag: an easily identifiable silhouette, cool hardware and a statement strap. Style with stonewashed denims and cropped T-shirts for the ultimate, Instagrammable throwback look.
The after-dark platform
Elevate your look, quite literally, for SS22 with D’Accori’s skyscraper platforms in this season’s must-wear shade of green. A feat of architecture, these heels are impactful on the eye but easy on the feet, thanks to their super-stacked platform sole, which will make them more comfortable and ideal for maximizing your dance-floor time. Pair with mini dresses for an after-dark look that feels fresh.
The warm-weather pants
An off-white trouser has become a spring/summer staple in recent seasons – and Nanushka’s vegan-leather iteration has all the makings of a cult pair. With a flattering straight cut and statement seam detail, they’ll look effortlessly chic with a white T-shirt and flat sandals for every day, and equally refined with a mid or stiletto heel for events.
The must-have sunglasses
A sure-fire way to update your seasonal look with ease is with a new silhouette of eyewear — and for SS22, it’s all about rectangular shades. Fun and futuristic, yet with a hint of ’90s nostalgia, these tinted lenses by Jacques Marie Mage will telegraph sunny blue skies every day. But be quick: each pair is handcrafted to a 300-step process in limited quantities – so get them while you can.
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