Just beyond the mid-summer mark, holidays are on everyone’s minds. If you’re about to embark or if you’re patiently waiting for your late summer sun, assembling your holiday wardrobe and making some key additions is one of the great pleasures of a summer break. We love some of the summer trends that have revived vintage styles and have assembled the perfect holiday edit with the best of the original pieces which inspired todays trends:
Though we fiercely guard them when we’re on home turf and enjoy their supple leather and chunky hardware, when it comes to holidays, we can leave our heavy handbags at home. We salute those of you who manage the one bag rule, but even if you can’t create a capsule wardrobe, the lighter choice of a tote or basket bag makes a refreshing summer change. From cotton quilted Chanel to transparent Louis Vuitton, woven Ferragamo wicker to Canvas Hermès, there are handbags, totes and backpacks of every form.
Sunglasses are a vital accessory in sunnier climes (and sometimes at home too). This year, variety of frame and shape has been equalled by choice of coloured lens. The number one rule for any veteran vacationer is never to go with just one pair and a colour change choice gives us the perfect excuse to experiment, especially when this involves a vintage frame. For those sensible sun worshippers there are some fabulous straw sun hats and glorious colour with silk scarves, the ultimate in lightweight wardrobe transformers.
With the minimal holiday wardrobe, accessories come to the fore. Easy belts are a must and long strand necklaces in glowing gold tones and coloured beads and bright, lightweight earrings are ideal. No need to be refined, now is the chance to wear the jewels which won’t get lost in the sand and will look as great on the beach as on an evening out. We think our holiday choices are going to become classics in any holiday wardrobe.