It’s only July — if you’re already bored of all the beachwear and hot-weather essentials in your closet and makeup bag, it might be time to refresh your peak-summer wardrobe. Whether you’re in the market for stylish, vacation-ready shorts or a sexy poolside cover-up, you don’t need another excuse to embrace the season’s breeziest trends and eye-catching patterns. After all, who wouldn’t want to look haute while keeping cool?
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Mikoh’s elegant swimwear is probably already on your radar, but their ready-to-wear separates are just as covetable. This sporty mesh cover-up will look great beachside, and also hits the season’s ubiquitous mesh and netting trend, as spotted on the runways at Altuzarra and Balmain.
Mikoh Bahia mesh dress, available at TNT Woman.
Espadrilles are the summer’s hottest footwear, and we’re loving this fashionable flatform take on the classic rope-sole sandal by Montreal-based Ateliers. Bonus: they’re also made in Spain!
Ateliers Nadira 2 sandal, available at Heidi Ho2.
If you don’t already have a cute pair of chinos in your closet, these preppy-chic Mother pants are guaranteed to become your weekend go-tos. Plus, pink and red together are totally on point.
Mother Shaker Prep Fray pants, available at Andrews.
A woman can never have too many chic, one-piece bathing suits. This eye-catching asymmetric number by French designer Isabel Marant can be worn with jeans at the cottage, or with heels for your next rooftop pool party.
Étoile Isabel Marant Sicilya one-piece swimsuit, available at TNT Woman.
Cargo pockets are, like so many other ’90s hits, trending again this summer. In a polished wool blend fabric, these drawstring shorts walk the line between easy wear and elegance.
Eleventy men’s drawstring cargo shorts, available at Eleventy.
You won’t regret upgrading your standard poolside flip flops to this luxurious rubber slide by Swiss footwear brand Bally.
Bally Saxor men’s sandals, available at Jean Paul Fortin.
Paisley prints are making a bold statement in menswear, and this bright tee from Kenzo is just the ticket to liven up your closet for the season. The oversized pattern and high-contrast colours are anything but pedestrian.
Kenzo sequinned paisley print t-shirt, available at TNT Man.
If you want to look sun-kissed but have been stuck at the office all summer, you’ll want to put The Chemistry Brand by Deciem’s fast-absorbing, DHA-free glow oil to good use.
The Chemistry Brand glow oil, available at Rexall.
The buzz right now is that mineral sunscreens are far more effective at blocking UV rays than chemical formulations. Thinksport’s sunscreen offers broad-spectrum coverage and contains 20% zinc oxide, giving you more peace of mind while playing in the sun.
Thinksport Safe Sunscreen SPF 50+, available at Whole Foods.