The Edit: What to Wear in the Last Days of Summer
Summer may be coming to an end but there is still some time left to soak up the last rays of sunshine. If you missed out on building the ultimate summer wardrobe, here’s your chance to do so.
Whether you’ve planned a getaway trip or will be hitting your favorite stomping grounds in the city, curate the wardrobe to go with your last summer activities with our edit below.
Whatever your style, there’s swimwear to suit courtesy of contemporary womenswear brand Andrea Iyamah. One of our favorites for summer is the one-piece Nisi Swimsuit in olive green. It has a flattering cut, a sleek and polished silhouette and is perfect for both active pursuits or a day spent lounging by the pool. For the ultimate in beach-to-bar wearability, tuck the swimsuit into jeans for a chic daytime look.
Even in its last days, summer just wouldn’t be the same without a breezy dress to wear in the sunshine. In this area, Nigerian brand Gozel Green has you covered, thanks to its Sleeveless Slash Dress. The loose-fit silhouette provides a roomy fit for maximum comfort. It is crafted from a soft crepe fabric and detailed with color-blocked squares for a graphic touch. For the maximalists, Angela Brito’s multi-print Ella Dress is a lesson in artful pattern clashing. With multiple prints and colors, asymmetric draping and a low V-neck, the Brazil-based brand adds a contemporary verve to a simple summer dress.
When you’re making your way around the city, a comfortable pair of summer sandals is a must. The Uwagboe sandal by sustainably minded Nigerian brand Shekudo is a casual style that will easily pair well with many pieces in your wardrobe, from jeans to tailored pants or cut-off shorts. The bright yellow Simone pair offers a refined take on mules with its square-toe design and wooden heels, while the knotted strap detail add a handcrafted flourish. Wear it with a day dress to add the perfect finishing touch to your summer ensemble.
A cotton T-shirt is a perennial no-brainer for every wardrobe, regardless of the season. But a really good way to spice up a tee is the bottom that you pair it with. The midi skirt is a versatile piece of clothing as it can be easily dressed up or down. Gozel Green’s striking Puzzle Skirt, in a sage-green hue, will bring a touch of drama to a daytime off-duty look thanks to its jagged-edge hemline with white piping.
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