What am I forgetting? What else will I need? If you’re ready this right now it’s likely that you’ve uttered those words to yourself a fair few times to test whether you’re missing anything out when it comes to packing for a holiday. Beyond the glaringly obvious: passport, currency, sun cream, the rest is largely subjective. It all depends on what shirts, tees, sneakers, sandals and swim shorts you have your eye on. We’d like to think that you’ve got those bases covered so we’re coming at you with a few more summer essentials – the small, considered accessories, bags, sunglasses and caps that you so often forget. So, scroll down to discover the 5 summer accessories you need to be buying this month and if you’re in need for a bit more inspiration, take note from Mr. Fits’ Guide To Staying Stylish In Summer.
As the general colour palette of most of our summer wardrobes tends to focus on blacks blues, greens and whites, our accessories often act as the perfect – and only – place to inject a bit of colour. For heightened summer days and casual weekends, the high-shine silver finish of this Alex Orso Hexagon Cuff can easily complement a host of everyday summer colour palettes, and it is a colour that tends to look good against tan skinned too. Which is always a plus.
You can’t be carrying around your wallet filled with your usual travel cards, loyalty cards and credit cards when you’re on holiday, especially when you’ve got foreign currency coming out of your ears. So it pays to pick up a slim-line card wallet like this Carl Friedrik Hatton Cardholder. Made in Naples, by a small leather goods factory, the cardholder is a smart alternative to chunky alternatives that has a wealth of space to feature all the cash and cards you need for a short break away.
We’ve often spoke of the need of having more than one pair of sunglasses in your summer artillery, and beyond the classics; a round-frame or a black acetate for example, you should always have room for something new. These striking Amber Doc frames from Han Kjobenhavn are exactly what we’re referring to, as these classic round-frame shades have been updated with tortoise shell frames and light green lenses.
Le amonie’s Dot Cap is a minimalist take on a truly classic style with its luxurious brushed cotton construction, old-school short peak and discreet Trevira ‘satellite’ design created by Vibeke Rohland for Kvadrat. The virtues of the less-is-more approach can hardly be better expressed than by pairing a classic cotton ball cap with a loose-fitting white t-shirt and a pair of dark coloured shorts. The cap’s light colouring and subtle texture will be noticeable enough to provide some visual depth, without overtaking the pared-down colour palette.
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