Words by Torey Cassidy
August 20th, 2018
While it may feel like we’ve had tropical island envy forever now, there are still a few weeks left of the holidays to make the most of. The trouble is, where to shop when the stores are currently chock full of autumn/winter collections?
You may turn to the reliable go-to labels that serve you looks all year round, but it’s time to step out of your comfort zone. There’s a fiery brand waiting for you that caters exclusively for your summer wardrobe.
Mixing both fashion and functionality, Miguelina is a bohemian, destination-driven fashion label that helps you save on space without sacrificing impact. Their transitional pieces can take you from the beach to dinner, and finally to the bar. A favourite of Poppy Delevingne and Angelina Jolie, the signature white lace dress is the perfect asset to your warm-weather adventure.
Refresh your suitcase with effortless pieces that are finished with embroidery, smocking, and frills. Innika Choo, a former stylist, created the label with a free-spirit in mind. Think bell-sleeves, peasant blouses, and ruffles. Easy to wear, light on the skin and all-round sunshine ready.
Originally launched in 1984, Hunza G celebrated major success due to its crinkle-stretch fabric, not to mention it’s also the label responsible for that cut-out dress worn by Julia Roberts in Pretty Woman. Fast forward 30 years and they’re at the forefront of the swimwear realm. Brightly coloured, fun and sporty fabric is what sets them above the rest. The one-size-fits-all pieces are flattering as they stretch to mould your body offering a comfortable and complimentary feel. This label may just be your holiday hero.
The pioneer making off-the-shoulder casual and easy-to-wear. Greece born, New York-based Caroline Constas is the woman who, literally, got us off our shoulders. Her collections are easy and breezy, providing a perfect way to conquer that jet-set style. With unfussy fabrics and covetable designs, you’ll be spoiled for choice.
Inspired by the hippy markets of Ibiza and ’70s glamour, Paloma Blue will transport you to the exotic lifestyle you’ve been fantasising about. Floral and geometric patterns, relaxed yet flattering shapes, all of which surpass trends to create timeless looks for your endless summer. Think hand-plaited shoulder straps, featherweight silk kimonos, and camisole tops.
Welcome to 2018, where art is now wearable. Known for their crescent-shaped bamboo ‘Ark’ bag that sent Instagram into a frenzy, Cult Gaia is synonymous with the style scene. Inspired by everything vintage and the ability to wear ‘Objets d’ Art’, this label will be sure to add a little magic to your wardrobe. However popular their accessories may be, the label also offers an elegant array of garments. Designed for the moving eye, each piece is lost in detail, timeless and magical. Cult Gaia is like food for the fashionable soul.
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