And just like that, it’s June! It is no longer about the transitional spring style, rather it’s all about the sun, summer, and vacation day-dreams. From 3D rosettes to minimalist wardrobe essentials, from mary jane shoes to 80s-inspired statement jewels and all things candy-hued, the summer style spectrum oscillates between the extremes of pared-back elegance and bright and bold decadence. And as we revel in the glow of the sun and choose our side on the style spectrum, we can already see the fashion pieces that’ll dominate and define the summer of 2023. So, without further ado, keep reading ahead for the rundown of the most fabulously chic pieces for the summer. And yes, the Versace X Dua Lipa butterflies chain necklace is a definite summer favourite.
Versace X Dua Lipa butterflies chain necklace, Rs.252,600
Besides this gorgeous Versace X Dua Lipa bling piece, we are smitten with the whimsical shine of Begüm Khan evil eye root emerald cuff and SIMKHAI crystal-embellished knit top – after all, shimmer and sun make a standout style pair. And continuing down the fun and flamboyant realm of summer style, we believe the pink-perfect STAUD cotton-blend faille mini dress, retro-red Gucci belted swimsuit, Ferragamo Wanda East-West Bag (Ah! That unmistakable high shine of flame red), oh-so-green Moonray crochet lace top, handwoven schiffli embroidered
Péro dress, and awe-inspiring candy-hued Hermès Oran sandals would make the chicest essentials for an unapologetically bright and bold summer. Well, summer isn’t complete without some ground-breaking florals, just like spring. From blurred florals to floral scarf artwork and 3D roses, we have designers and brands reinterpreting timeless florals with a magnificently modernist tale on blooms. Like Jean Paul Gaultier scarf-print mini dress, Emilia Wickstead Adele midi dress, Magda Butrym rose-embellished lace-up sandals, and Judith Leiber Couture rose American beauty clutch.
(L-R) Valentino Garavani V-logo skirt Rs.220,130, Emilia Wickstead Adele floral-print midi dress Rs.235,103 & Loro Piana linen wide-leg pants Rs.95,450
(L-R) Alexander McQueen asymmetric t-shirt Rs.85,706, STAUD cotton-blend faille mini dress Rs. 51,605 & Acne Studios distressed cargo jeans Rs.112,955
While we are more inclined to a maximalist summer, we are still committed to the wardrobe fundamentals for their luxe elegance. And if you happen to be team minimalism, check out the Valentino Garavani V-logo skirt, Stella McCartney Falabella one-shoulder dress, Loro Piana linen wide-leg pants, Alexander McQueen asymmetric t-shirt, and Le Monde Beryl Satin Mary Jane Pumps – and you will be revelling in the ever-lasting simplicity of these elevated basics. Then, there’s denim which continues to be the utmost everyday essential. And since the denim craze isn’t ending anytime soon, we have our bets on Acne Studios distressed cargo jeans, Loewe Anagram appliquéd wide-leg jeans, and Batsheva Cera panelled denim maxi skirt as the hottest denim pieces for summer 2023. Oh! And not to forget, the ultimate summer essential for Sunday brunches, beach strolls, and Instagram i.e., the raffia bag with Saint Laurent Le 5 à 7 iteration being a favourite across the style spectrum.
Beach or mountains, city or cruise, practical minimalism or playful maximalism – whatever your summer choices may be, scroll through our edit of summer 2023’s most striking pieces to stay chic in the heat. The search for newer, fresher summer essentials begins and ends here. Ready for sun and shine?
Karishma is a science nerd turned fashion and beauty writer who loves talking about trends as much as eating desserts. Gucci, salted caramel ice-cream, jewels, and Simba (her dog) make up four chambers of her heart. Like Karishma’s story? Drop her a line in the comments section below.