Wherever you're summering this year, do it with a carefree spirit and bags of style. For our last edit of the season, we have a super fun edit from Maliparmi which includes sequined kaftans, embroidered blouses, silk print jumpsuits and beaded bags and sandals. And, of course, we've spiced them up with irresistible accessories from Tess Van Ghert.
Nothing is quite as exciting as the start of a summer holiday. The promise of sunny days, sun-kissed skin, reacquaintance with a favourite straw hat and, of course, the taste of strawberries. All you need now is some matchy-matchy coral bracelets and a signature Tess Van Ghert ring for some sparkle.
Every suitcase and summer wardrobe needs a perfect white dress - but oh how hard is it to find! We think Maliparmi has nailed it with this tiered kaftan dress with a lovely sequined neckline, long sleeves and flowing lines. Punch it up with their eye-catching beaded satchel.
Gold is the colour of summer: waving wheat fields ready for harvest, beaches of golden sand and honey-coloured historic houses. So blend in with Tess Van Ghert's peerless accessories: retro 70s shades, chunky gold chain necklaces and delicate diamond encrusted hoop earrings.
Pale blue the colour of early morning summer skies, sequined flowers wrapped around your neck like a garland and mirrored shades reflecting the pretty scene, even back garden picnics provide perfect summer memories.
Summer holidays with friends are fun and summer clothes should be, too. Every time we pop on these cute pompom topped raffia sandals they make us smile. Your friends will no doubt ask you where you got them, so we'll save them a pair.
Looking effortlessly cool and casual shouldn't be hard work - we want you to feel comfortable in our clothes. That's why we'd opt for Piazza Sempione's soft stretch jeans or a pair of cool cotton palazzo pants. For a fun and casual finish, pair them with one of our cute, embroidered Iosis pouches.
Dining in the summer sun requires some thought - no one wants to be wilting over their langoustine! The answer: a blousy linen top with generous bell sleeves. The blue sequined flowers down the sleeve are perfect if you're booked for seafood on the pier.
Kaftans: the quintessential summertime staple of the 1970s. They're back in style in a big way these days. So join the louche Love Boat crowd and invest in Maliparmi's light chiffon palm print kaftan with some delicate beading around the neck. Jewellery is not required.
When you're not at the beach, you'll want to forgo your kaftan for something a little less full-on. Aspesi's mid-length summer dress with a graphic print in pretty lichen green should do the trick. The soft scoop neck is also rather sexy.
We even have the perfect outfit for wild summer picnics - Piazza Sempione's loose tunic top with a stunning white spider-web print. Tess's fennel-coloured, extra long clutch with chunky gold chain matches perfectly!
As night falls and candlelit woodland feasts beckon, vamp things up a bit with bright colours like the cerise pink of this tunic dress with pretty puff sleeves. A simple stack of bauble bracelets and a pair of pearl earrings will finish it off nicely. Perfect understated glamour.
Va-va-voom - Maliparmi's turquoise and green jumpsuit is the pick of the collection and will turn heads wherever you go. It's silky fabric flatters the feminine body shape, while the wide-leg pants hang elegantly to the floor. Add Tess's golden Mayfair bag and you'll be the belle of any summer ball.
Summer in all it's beach-going, ice-cream licking, friendship revelling briefness is just glorious. We hope your's is a happy and carefree one and remember, have a ball but stay out of trouble!