Longer than a cut-off but less voluminous than a culotte, the Bermuda short falls somewhere around the knee, making it a chic alternative for those wanting to show off some leg but not too much. Once the mom jean of cropped styles, the Bermuda has been reimagined for summer in myriad ways. Paris label Jacquemus played with proportions by pairing breezy linen straight-leg shorts with an oversized blazer, while Bottega Veneta’s wide-leg silhouette is a full-blown power dressing statement. Aritzia’s white pleated linen take offers an undeniably sophisticated look whether you’re sitting desk side or sea side.
Shorts, $98 at Aritzia (aritzia.com).
On the go? Take your life with you in a colossal leather carryall, as seen at Jil Sander and Khaite, or stand out in a physically distanced lineup with Acne Studio’s azure blue oil-cloth market bag. Jacquemus and Loewe continue to reimagine their sweet summer raffia totes with leather detailing and updated prints sure to carry you through summers for years to come.
Acne bag, $410 through acnestudios.com.
Beads, pearls and shells have been having their moment in the jewellery spotlight. Now, a mix of these materials adds up to a fresh take on a luxe look. On the Jason Wu runway, collars were adorned with multicoloured beads on one side, pearls on the other, along with some dangling shells for good measure. Eliou’s contrast between natural materials and modern design are exemplified in this adjustable disk bead necklace, showcasing a single freshwater pearl.
Eliou necklace, $182 through eliou-eliou.com.
Often associated with the 1970s, resort-style shirts, are gaining popularity on the runway once again. At Saint Laurent, open collars, short sleeves and floral motifs make for a slick stylish look, dressed down or up. Bode’s iteration features detailed embroidery and vintage lace trim, while Frank and Oak pairs a bold print with a boxy fit and side slits for a relaxed summer vibe.
Shirt, $69.50 at Frank and Oak (frankandoak.com).
Whether you’re one to stick to classic eyewear shapes or you like to changes things up with each pair, translucent acetate frames are an easy way to try something new. Wayfarer wearers will love this Sun Buddies x Carhartt WIP collaboration featuring a slightly oversized frame in clear yellow. Those who like a rounder frame might be more partial to Moscot’s Miltzen sun style.
Sun Buddies x Carthartt WIP sunglasses, $215 at Gravity Pope (gravitypope.com).
The new boat shoe
New York’s Aimé Leon Dore teamed up with Timberland to rework its 3-Eye Lug boat shoe to cater to an interest in chunkier soles. Luxury brands spanning the globe have also taken a stab at revamping this classic preppy style. Berluti’s version comes in a rich burnished finish, while Fendi’s Forever Fendi model is a loafer turned boat shoe embossed with its iconic logo.
Aimé Leon Dore x Timberland shoes, price on request through mrporter.com.
A light knit is the perfect sartorial solution for an unexpectedly cool evening. The best summer sweaters are light and airy, made from linen, cotton or a combination of the two, and come in an array of soft tones and fun prints. H&M’s sage green cardigan is a modern take on a retro style that can be worn all year. Bonus points to those who wear it with an equally sweet pastel pant.
Sweater, $39.99 at H&M (hm.com).
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