We’ll be honest right away, here. This little edit, full of the finest summer staples, was put together as a reactionary piece. A reaction to the absolute assault of warm weather that we’ve been besieged with over the last few days and that we’re likely to be faced with for the foreseeable. Anyway, you already knew that, that’s why you’re here. So, here it is, the 6 stick-on, stand-out staple pieces to pep up your summer wardrobe.
The A.P.C U.S Star T-Shirt is the special kind of the tee that looks good without even trying and it’s the type of t-shirt that you’ll grow to love and wear every day for that very reason. Plus, it’s crafted from a premium cotton jersey that looks and feels a lot better than your average graphic t-shirt.
Sunglasses take the brunt of a lot of summer excursions. They are often the one item that you do well to find the following summer let alone surviving the current one without them getting lost or damaged. So, forget all that and invest in a proper pair that will look and last a lot longer than your existing frames. These Lapel Honey frames from The Bespoke Dudes Eyewear (T.B.D Eyewear) take their name from the shape of their tops, which resemble the point of a jacket lapel, and they expertly blend amber tortoise acetate with green tortoise lenses. You should also know that each pair of Bespoke Dudes Eyewear benefits from hand-closed hinges, and doing this by hand is not only more accurate, but a lot longer lasting. So you needn’t worry about breaking these frames on their first outing.
It’s nice to appreciate an adidas sneaker without Primeknit uppers, especially when the shoes have been dug straight out the archives, too. The BMW Army is a sneaker that originally arrived back in the 1970s as a German trainer for troops, and since then has go on to act as inspiration for a number of other gum-sole sneakers, namely that of the Replica from Maison Margiela. Now, however, the low-top returns in a tonal white-and-grey colourway, outfitted with leather uppers, suede overlays and the classic contrast gum sole.
Easy-to-wear, complete with a drawcord waist and cut in a garment-dyed cotton-linen blend, these YMC Shorts have everything that you’re looking for when it comes to pair of summer shorts. Plus, the gently washed navy colour hue will support every possible t-shirt in your summer wardrobe – from whites, cream, blue and grey colour hues.
AARK Collective experiment with an array of geometric and playful details to give a touch of artistry to the brand’s minimalist designs. That means, each one looks and feels great on your wrist, especially this easy-to-wear, understated Eon design. Made to last a lifetime, the Eon incorporates premium components at every level including the sapphire-coated mineral glass, a reliable Japanese Quartz movement and a hand-made Italian calf leather strap. Which means it offers the best of both worlds; a good-looking, well-built everyday watch that you can use to devastating effect to ensure you leave work right on time to catch the World Cup 7PM kick-offs.
As the general colour palette of most of our summer wardrobes tends to focus on blacks, blues, greens and white, our accessories often act as the perfect – and only – place to inject a bit of colour. For heightened hot summer days and casual weekend, the high-shine silver finish of this classic Alex Orso cuff can be easily introduced to complement a host of the everyday colour palettes, and it is a colour that tends to look good against tanned skinned too.
Gear up for summer with all the latest releases at OPUMO.