Sun Dress

A staple piece in every woman’s summer wardrobe, the sun dress is a versatile piece that needs only the additional of a few statement accessories to take it from park-goer’s delight to girl about town. Designer Steven Alan’s collection of modest prints are a go-to for women looking for an unfussy yet luxurious dress that can see them through a lunch time picnic on to evening drinks.


If you’re not the daisy crown and flowing dresses type, simple separates are the way to go this season. A.P.C.’s feminine a-line skirts and mini shorts are a classic in solid colours, perfect for mixing and matching with prints or colour blocking for trend hounds.

Blouses and Sleeveless

If comfort is your agenda, pair straight cut bottoms with loose-blowing blouses — short-sleeve or sleeveless — that are sure to breathe even under the hottest of conditions. Built By Wendy’s cute and girly blouses embrace summer’s love of prints and this season’s preferred cropped look.


Oversized Doris Day sunglasses (top row) have made a comeback since the 60’s, as have the Beach Party approved shades of Frankie Avalon’s time. Find your perfect pair of vintage sun blockers at Moscot NYC, and share in the fashion of your parents’ glory days.

Colour Pop

As the summers of the decade build upon one another, the style force of Raybans gain strength. The label — with its original wayfarers and classic aviators — has lasting power, and for those looking to add a dash of colour to their wardrobe this summer, their 2012 collection has just the vibrant new styles (middle row) to do the trick.

Cat Eye

Cute, flirty sunglasses are a must for summer. Aided with the fashion know-how of big-hitting designers such as Erdem and Giles Deacon (bottom row), the Culter & Gross Collaborations collection is the master of this season’s cat-eye trend.

Classic Lace-Ups

For a tried and true comfortable relaxed lace-up, there is no other but Keds. Available in a variety of colours, prints and design including a cute eyelet variety (the perfect match to a floral sundress) and contempo-casual denim pattern, there’s no doubt you’ll find a pair to suit the many occasions this summer brings.


There are no end of sandals out there this season, but as for finding a pair suitable to wear beyond the backyard, those are few and far between. For a sure thing, try Top Shop. From its fashion forward take on strappy sandals to leg-enhancing espadrille wedges, the brand has everything you need to dress up your feet this summer.


Break from the herd and skip the Toms this lazy shoe season. Put the jazz back in flats with a sparkly number from Nine West to take you from day drinking into night dancing, or try a colourful moccasin loafer and stay on trend without shouting it out.