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Those Who Wander

25.07.19

Lose sight of the shoreline as the story of summer plays out with an adventurous spirit. Set in the Balearic Islands, untamed landscapes richly inform your out-of-office dressing cues.

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Best illustrated in William Ernest Henley’s poem “Between The Dusk Of A Summer Night,” the fleeting nature of a summer escape is felt as soon as the sun sets:

                     

                       Between the dusk of a summer night

                       And the dawn of a summer day,

                       We caught at a mood as it passed in flight,

                       And we bade it stoop and stay…”

 

Capture (and maintain) that sunshine-and-bare-feet state of mind as we explore the cornerstones of a globetrotting wardrobe and map out how vacation culture evokes a new set of styling decrees. An antidote to the restraints of  ‘dressing for’ a situation, pieces that deliver that extra sartorial mile prove to be worth the space in your suitcase.

“Blessed are the curious for they shall have adventures.” – Lovelle Drachman

DOWN TO EARTH

This year, summer dressing centres around a more holistic, less wayward energy. As a result, earthy hues of terracotta and tobacco have never been more relevant, especially if you’re drawn to natural colour codes this season. Played out in tailored shapes, their appeal translates easily from sunrise to sunset, offset with crisp whites or accented with tonal touches of beige.

BODY DOUBLE

Not just for sunbathing, statement swimwear provides a practical beach-to-bar solution. Featuring crochet detailing and a plunging silhouette, the Laila swimsuit may make a lasting impression by the water but at the bar, it feels equally at home. Deserving of an after-hours outing, pair it with tailored shorts for a relaxed mood or up the ante with a dancefloor-worthy skirt and be totally unapologetic in your swimwear-as-eveningwear approach.

STRIKE A CO-ORD

Summer’s perennial shorts-and-tee formula feels somewhat informal next to the polished finish of a co-ord. Evolved for day or night with an edit of fresh accessories, the satin Immie set can be easily separated out or paired up, creating a spectrum of outfit options for any activity on your itinerary. Soften the look with a rolled-up sleeve and open zip or lean into the utilitarian mood with hardware-detailed accessories.

“Traveling – it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller.” – Ibn Battuta

BRIGHTER DAYS

Summer is traditionally a technicolour affair, but channelling a single shade offers a more current (and grown-up) take on the trend. A sunny nectarine tone, especially on swimwear, is the ultimate mood enhancer that adds a richness to freshly tanned skin. Energizing the minimalist sportswear-inspired trend, the Zadie bikini’s electric tones prompt you to pare down your accessories and adopt a more considered take on water-ready wears.

STEP WHITE UP

A zero-fuss take on special-occasion styling, there are few pieces that channel the easy disposition of summer quite like a classic white dress. Charming, ageless and elegant all at once, the floaty silhouette of the Ania dress insists you wear it barefoot with a rich tan and salty hair – especially during the day. For an after-dusk approach, look to classic beauties such as Brigitte Bardot for reference and let loose curls and coordinated accessories refine the tone.

SWEET ESCAPE

Channelling a noticeably more delicate attitude this season, summer’s ubiquitous petal prints feel more appropriate for a formal setting than ever. Far from wild, wallpaper patterns make an impression on polished pleats, revealing a new dimension to the design with every movement. On the Corrine dress the wrap-front and strap-detail back also add interest while carefully highlighting the bronzing effects of a holiday spent poolside.

“The journey not the arrival matters.” – T.S. Eliot

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