Summer pastels are what we're after with this season's top picks
In full bloom
Zimmerman's Summer Swim 2023 collection is what holiday dreams are made of. Featuring crisp linens in summery hues, these pieces evoke sunshine, lush locales and the seaside. We're loving this Raie Scallop Peplum top with a scalloped neckline and hem edge. $450
Pair it with the brand's Raie Crop Flare pant, featuring French seam pockets and a removable belt. $550
Pretty in pink
Versace channels the spirit of summer with its latest mini-campaign that captures candid moments of a vacation well spent in glamorous seaside locations. With Dua Lipa at the helm, the playful collection packs everything from beach essentials, swimsuits and silk shirts to bags and pool towels.
This Versace Allover tote bag (available in pink and brown) is crafted from a jacquard patterned canvas, with leather trims. The design is adorned by a La Medusa hardware and an embroidered Versace logo. The spacious interior is organised with two zipped pockets and a snap button fastening. $1,800
Stuart Weitzman's covetable vacation edit has us dreaming of lazy summer days spent soaking up the sun. Plan your escape with these Playa knot espadrille wedge sandals. The pair features a knotted vamp and jute-wrapped wedge soles. Elegant and easy to wear, this vacation-ready style also has an ankle strap to adjust your best fit. It also comes in a metallic leather hue. $395
Stay comfortably elegant this summer with this sophisticated pick from Karen Millen. Part of the By Lydia '23: Mediterranean Reverie edit, this soft tailored pleat panel midi shirt dress oozes plenty of warm weather appeal.
A collared neckline, pleated skirt and flap pockets add a classic finish. Style this piece with sandals and a belt for an everyday summer ensemble, that can go from day to night with ease. The piece is also available in sage green. $1,002
Scent of the season
Fresh and summer, Dior's J’adore Parfum D'eau is the right balance between light and heavy. Expertly composed with white florals, this one's a keeper, all through summer and beyond.
The perfume is inspired by a floral bouquet and is detached from the traditional top-heart-base triptych for an immediate scent imbued with notes of jasmine sambac, neroli and magnolia. This fragrance boasts Dior's first formula of its kind and is housed in a matte opalescent white bottle. The way the fragrance is applied is also unique, as it should be sprayed generously in a cloud to envelop the skin. $180
Spritz it up
Founded in Cali, Colombia, designer Carolina Lopez's resortwear brand, Cala de la Cruz, is slowly making its way to the global fashion radar. Featuring designs that fuse simple and bold aesthetics, the stylish pieces combine timeless – and, often, retro – silhouettes with elevated graphic prints, such as botanicals, geometrics and more. Expect clean lines, sophisticated prints and a unique mix-and-match approach for an eclectic yet cohesive finish.
For summer, this Floral Sandra strapless bikini top ($150) and high-waisted bikini bottom, offering full coverage, pair well together ($170).
Sun's out, hat's out
Erdem's trademark florals are perfectly incorporated into this garden party-read Magnolia Raffia Sun Hat. Woven from raffia using two different techniques, it has a wide, frayed brim to keep you shaded on gloriously sunny days. Whether you're spending the summer by the countryside or along the beach, this versatile piece is a must. Pair it with a sundress or swimsuit, slip-on sandals or wedges, and you're good to go! $490
Sunny days ahead
Prada's Symbole acetate sunglasses feature a bold frame with an avant-garde silhouette defined by the extreme angled cut of the outer corners. The three-dimensional design of the temples is decorated with an iconographic interpretation of the traditional Prada triangle logo. The Symbole collection comes in a variety of colours and styles, which makes great picks for the summer. $490