Bodywear Lab’s tips to style-up your summer with on-trend accessories
‘Barely There’ mules
Whether you prefer heels or flats; strappy, square-off, open toe mules are your go to this summer. Taking their inspiration from 70s looks, this shoe is both versatile as a daytime or evening item and the right pair can glam-up your summer swimsuit look or match a more elegant evening outfit. Rope sandals, or studded sandals are alternative ways you can change up this trend in a more unique way.
The oversized shirt Duster
As fashion is reflecting on vintage styles, the swimsuit duster is back. But this time it is common to incorporate elegant linen oversized shirts to achieve this. An alternative for a beach jacket, it is an ultimate comfort and classy combination.
Layer up your swimsuit with the gorgeous LOEWE x Paula’s Ibiza shirt.
Bucket Bags and Bucket Hats
The oversized tote. Tote bags of all kinds, including ‘basket’ and leather are sizing up. Not only can you bring all your essentials to summer picnics but look great while you do it!
For our pick we matched our broochini one-piece with this picnic tote from Prada.
Not into tote bags? Oversized, soft clutches are another option. Traditionally an evening accessory, clutch bags have come back for daytime use and have followed totes in maxing on size and style as a result.
But the size does not stop at bags. Hats. Those of us living the true English summer (i.e. rain) the bucket hat not only improves our summer looks but protect us from the wet. For those lucky enough to enjoy heat, wide and full brimmed headgear will make you on trend whilst keeping you cool. It is a win win.
For example this full brimmed number from Selfridges.
Back in Time Sunglasses
Despite Britain’s limited sunshine, sunglasses are a must accessory for summer. Many fashion-conscious stars are taking inspiration from 90s sunglasses, including the classic cat-eye, but colourful frames are a common theme. Match these with your swimsuit for an easy stylish look.
For example, the vibrant red of the Broochini swimsuit works perfectly with the red frames of these Prada Sunglasses.
Never too much chunky gold
This season it is all about the chunky gold chains and bold colours. Jewellery detail makes a simple look and Bodywear Lab would suggest, right now, you can never have too much bling. Floral brooches and statement earrings are another fashionable option.
Hope that inspires your next summer looks! Here at Bodywear Lab we would also always look for sustainable or economically conscious brands that facilitate our styles, if purchasing new items. But with a lot of these recommendations there is a high possibility you might have the perfect thing hiding in the back of your wardrobe!