11 Pieces Every Fashion Obsessive Needs To Invest In Before Summer Starts
From heeled thongs to voluminous dresses, here are the 11 pieces every fashion obsessive needs to invest in before summer.
It might not seem it, given the wind howling in Sydney and raining coming down in sheets in Melbourne, but summer is on its way. After what has seemed like an age of winter, we're happy to confirm that brighter and warmer days are incoming. But although our vitamin D-deprived skin might be ready for summer days, our wardrobes are still playing catch-up. Whether it's trends that are in need of retiring (and replacing with new loves) or a new-on-the-bock cult It-piece that you can't live without, there are a number of must-have pieces to invest in before the season changes. To make things easier, we've rounded up the 11 pieces every fashion obsessive needs to invest in for summer. Mahalia Chang 11 Pieces Every Fashion Obsessive Needs To Invest In Before Summer Starts A voluminous dress Call it the Cecilie Bahnsen effect, but voluminous dresses are set to be the It-piece of the summer. Pair with chunky sandals or ballet flats (they're on the way back!) for a more casual take. A voluminous dress Dress by Cecilie Bahnsen, $1,206 at MATCHESFASHION.COM . Heeled thongs We know the flat versions well (mainly for pedicure appointments and servo runs), but summer 2020 will see an influx of heeled thongs. The ultimate minimalist footwear choice. Heeled thongs Sandals by Balenciaga, $1,025 at MyTheresa . Bermuda shorts Denim, leather, cotton or corduroy, there's something cool and wearable about the Bermuda short for summer. Look for a pair that hits right at the knee or a little below. Bermuda shorts Shorts by Agolde, $229 at NET-A-PORTER . A simple tank Whether for work or play, a simple singlet in white or black is the must have wardrobe builder for 2020. A simple tank Tank by Re/Done, $99 at The Undone . Strappy sandals While we did see the strappy sandal begin its reign in 2019, courtesy of The Row's 'Barely-There' sandal, this summer's update includes even thinner straps and more whimsical compositions. Strappy sandals Sandals by Christopher Esber, $675 at The Undone . A padded headband Forget hair slides and barrettes, summer will revovle around the padded headband. Carrying Kate Middleton's seal of approval, this glamorous accessory elevates any outfit. A padded headband Headband by Prada, $330 at NET-A-PORTER . An anklet Simple and chic, the anklet will be your reach-for piece to add excitement to any footwear choice. An anklet Anklet, $245 by Sarah & Sebastian . Chunky sandals Continuing on from Chanel's cult classic, several design houses have been championing the chunky sandal. Pair yours with floaty dresses and straight-leg denim. Chunky sandals Sandals by Prada, $705 at Ssense . The updated straw bag Take your woven basket to the next level. Taking a cue from Jacquemus, look for feathered edges, beaded detailing or splashes of paint. The updated straw bag Bag by Jacquemus, $1,225 at MyTheresa . The obi belt Loewe's soft-as-butter obi belt has been spotted wrapped around the waists of street style stars the word over. Add yours over a suit or simple tee. The obi belt Belt by Loewe, $1,822 at Farfetch . A puffed-up clutch Whether it's Bottega Veneta's cloud-like pouch or MM6 Maison Margiela's quilted bag, add a little puff into your bag closet. A puffed-up clutch Clutch by Maison Margiela, $1,399 at MyTheresa .