Shawl – Zara | Earrings – Witchery | Outerwear – Zara
Dress – Zara | Dress – Cult Gaia
The amazing thing about living in Singapore is the fact that we experience Summer all year round, and that we are so close to beach destinations one can only dream of (i.e. Bali, Maldives, Phuket, etc.). We are also perpetually in resort-appropriate wear, but that doesn’t mean we’re sloppily dressed. Here are some of my must-have summer essentials that can bring you from the beach to brunch with friends. I’ve selected pieces from brands based overseas so that we can widen our choices when it comes to shopping online (is it me or am I tired of hearing the regular ASOS and whatnot). The brands below include Sézane, an Parisien label committed to offer quality collections, produced fairly, and sold at the fairest price. Another brand I’ve discovered recently is Araks, a NYC-based brand that specialises in selling simple yet quirky bikini and lingerie. I love how their swimwear pieces scream summer with bright pops of colour and breezy silhouettes, super cute! Other brands I’ve included in this list, and which need no more introduction, are LA-based Cult Gaia, and Spanish luxury label Loewe!
Loewe Basket Bag Natural/Tan
Loewe’s Basket Bag Natural/Tan boasts a rustic design making it a summer staple. Its even large enough to store more than your summer essentials. Get packing!
Cult Gaia Stella Rattan
Turn heads with this intricately designed Stella Rattan tote from Cult Gaia. The bag is specially hand-woven from structured rattan and lightweight raffia. I immediately fell in love with this bag when I saw it on Net-A-Porter.
Cult Gaia Rosa Dress in Nude
Feel the airy breeze with Cult Gaia’s Rosa Dress . Available in a subtle shade of nude, this is a versatile midi dress that can be easily styled with colourful summer accessories. Keep it airy or cinch it with a belt to accentuate your waistline.
Araks Cadel Slip Charteuse
Araks Cadel Slip Charteuse is a perfect combination of form and function with its bold colour and its easy and breezy slip on design which is just made for the summer heat. No more of that sticky feeling!
Araks Mallory Hipster Celeste Brush
Stay up to date with the stripes trend with Araks Mallory Hipster Celeste Brush’s loud and bold bikini bottom that is just a beautiful work of art. In fact, each bottom will be one of a kind since every piece features a part of Tanya Ling’s original artwork.
Araks Myriam Bikini Top Celeste
Araks Myriam Bikini Top Celeste is cute and playful with its spaghetti straps that ties at the shoulder. The bikini top is also available in a wide range of similar candy colours such as pink and purple!
Cult Gaia Alia Leather Mules
Revamp the brown woven trend with white, which provides a more modern twist. Cult Gaia Alia Leather Mules are also set on a grooved cylindrical heel giving it a unique touch. These shoes will surely match not just the beach but the city too.
Sézane Josie Dress
Go back to the simpler days of the 1950s with the Sézane Josie Dress. It is a burnt orange polka dotted dress that is a great combination of sweet and stylish. A slightly flared midi dress that is cooling enough for Singapore’s scorching hot weather.
Sézane Martin Low Sandals
Keep your footwear simple yet stylish with the Sézane Martin Low Sandals. Instead of being woven using straw or rattan ,this is made with leather which adds a layer of comfort so that you can walk comfortably in the sand.
I hope you love this curated list, let me know if you would love to see more of this!