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Chase the Sun

18.05.18

No matter where your travels take you, mirror the idealistic disposition of high summer with contemporary pieces that perfectly capture the wild, free spirit of the season.

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VITAMIN SEA

The crisp, aquamarine waters of the Cala Saladetta beach in Ibiza create a postcard-perfect backdrop for summer’s refreshingly modern swimwear updates. The classic silhouette of a one-piece swimsuit is elevated with gold hardware detailing, a low back and crossed straps, perfect for highlighting bare, sun-kissed limbs. Make a splash in a spectrum of warm metallic colourways and mid-rise shapes that are tailored to fit and flatter.

"Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass on a summer day listening to the murmur of water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is hardly a waste of time." -John Lubbock

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As you exhale into a summer state of mind, make sure your vacation wardrobe is curated to suit the relaxed sensibilities of the season. If you’re not sure where the day will take you, lean into the adaptability of a chic, striped jumpsuit that offers both bar and beach appeal. Taken from a.m. to p.m. by exchanging sandals for stilettos, this universally flattering style embodies the easy, fortuitous ethos of destination dressing.

WHITE OUT

Especially when worn from top-to-toe, nothing highlights the richness of a tan like crisp white hues. As the sun beats down, slip into alabaster swimwear for a flattering contrast or add a sheer ivory shirt over your bikini for ultimate Riviera elegance. For daywear, make the most of high-heat friendly linens and turn to eggshell, bone and cream colours in lace or chiffon for drinks and dancing under the stars. Pair the look with salty, slicked-back hair for ultimate out-of-office vibes.

“Summer afternoon, summer afternoon; to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language.” ― Henry James

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High-octane hues are the cornerstone of any globetrotting wardrobe - the brighter, the better. Worn with rich, saturated tones they manifest the optimistic mood of summer, ensuring you turn heads on the beach and beyond. Champion colourful corals if you’re heading to the coastline and stick to the palette all season long for a summery disposition.

"And so with the sunshine and the great bursts of leaves growing on the trees, just as things grow in fast movies, I had that familiar conviction that life was beginning over again with the summer."
— F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby

GOLD STANDARD

Molten metallics convey luxury, especially when dressing for an event abroad. If you’re booked into an invite-only occasion or simply want to make a statement on the sand, slip into something with a high-shine finish. Worn barefoot with a bikini top, flashes of gold, bronze and silver deliver a distinctive attitude that rebels against the delicate sensibilities warm-weather dressing.

PERSONAL TOUCH

Don’t lose sight of your personal style just because you’re lounging poolside. A strategically placed hat and sunglasses not only offer a relief from UV rays, they also add a new dimension to the classic formulas of beach-to-bar dressing. Make your mark in matching extras that offer a polished aesthetic or take a more free-spirited approach with borrowed-from-the-boys eyewear and an oversized trilby.

“The summer night is like a perfection of thought” – Wallace Stevens,
The House Was Quiet and The World Was Calm

WHEN THE NIGHT FALLS

As the sun sets and summer days are cut with a cool ocean-sourced breeze, the mood palpably shifts from hazy to high-energy. Embrace the fresh atmosphere with a nod to loose, easy glamour, worn with a movie star attitude. If you want to make a memorable entrance, turn up the heat in a backless jumpsuit – and don’t be afraid to keep your sunglasses on.

BRIGHT FEVER

Whether you’re up all night or just embracing a balmy summer twilight, don’t dip your toe into shades that are anything less than electric. Maxi lengths make work well for all al fresco dress codes, making them the preferred port of call for any soiree. Need a directive? A low-back and loose fit should be your fashion focus. Don’t worry about sticking to a clean combination of colours though, there are, after all, no rules when the sun goes down…

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