The Ultimate Summer Wardrobe
Fluid silk dresses, delicate prints and beach-perfect swimsuits and caftans. We run through the season’s most essential premium quality must-haves.
FOR DAY TO NIGHT DRESSING
The tunic is finally back! Copy legendary model Anna Klevhag by opting for an updated and more luxurious style in pure silk, and you’ll be set for both long days at the beach and late night poolside parties.
FOR PERFECT BEACH DAYS
No piece of clothing is more essential in your getaway wardrobe than a sarong. The versatile garment triples as a skirt, a turban and a throw-over for chilly nights. With a print inspired by ancient pottery and etchings of sculptures, this silk and Tencel™ blend garment partners perfectly with a terracotta swimsuit.
FOR SUMMER OFFICE DAYS
Although the summer heat is approaching, we still have obligations (read: going to work) to fulfil. By now, we’re all familiar with Summer Fridays, and a pair of fluid beige trousers with a wide-leg and elastic waist are both comfortable and, of course, work-appropriate. Pair with an equally fluid silk shirt to achieve the ultimate sophisticated-meets-casual office attire.
FOR GOING FROM BEACH TO BEACH CLUB
Second to the sarong, the caftan is the best swim cover-up there is. But the essential garment is so much more than just a cover-up. It’s airy and comfortable, but elegant and chic at the same time. Wear it over a swimsuit for a sophisticated beach look or layer it over a pair of trousers for an eye-catching post-beach look.
FOR LAZY DAYS
For all those lazy summer days, a great sun dress is the go-to garment we all crave. When you want to spend minimal effort on getting dressed, and maximum time under the sun, this flowy dress is the fastest option for waking up and taking on the day with zero time wasted on making sartorial decisions.
FOR EVERY EVENING
The little black dress is as timeless as it gets. In contrast to autumn, winter and spring — the summery take on the LBD comes in a cool and breathable linen like material (in this case, the conscious natural fibre rami) but doesn’t lose any of its required features: daring — yet sophisticated — décolletage, voluminous sleeves and flattering draping.
FOR SUMMER’S BEST PARTIES
For your most glamorous evening plans, a printed slip dress with multiple side slits is the showstopper you need to invest in. Let the dress do the talking and wear it with simple shoes, delicate gold pendants and a pared-back beauty look.
FOR BEATING THE HEAT
When temps rise and humidity makes wearing, well, anything at all feel unbearable, a pair of shorts, sandals and an airy white shirt are the superior solution. With big cuffs, a mandarin collar and made in a breathable linen-like material, the only thing cooler than this look is a dip in the ocean.
FOR THE LOVE OF YELLOW
Forget bright hues and bold colours. This summer, we’re going back to the roots with earthy tones of burnt orange, beige, bleached yellows — and mustard. Depending on how you style it, this elongated tunic can be worn by itself as a chic shirt dress, or tucked into trousers for a more dressed-up look.
PHOTO James Wright
STYLING Ellen Pålsson Norberg
MODEL Anna Klevhag | MIKAs
MAKEUP Veronica Aldrin | MIKAs Looks
HAIR Astor Hoxha