Whether you’re in the city or by the sea, summer is the perfect time to experiment with lighter textiles and vibrant accessories. So why not play it up with straw, crochet, raffia and even a bit of beading?

Think bold straw fedoras, picnic-ready baskets and straw-braided espadrilles. Luxury and leisure have never looked so good together.

Click through our gallery below for ten must-have accessories that will keep you looking fun and flawless this summer.

Robert Clergerie mules

Renowned for its fine footwear, French label Robert Clergerie never fails to create designs that make you do a double-take. These art-deco inspired mules feature a mirrored gold-tinted heel and a smooth leather sole for a contemporary Clergerie take on the summer heel. 

Available at Clergerieparis.com                                                                                                                             

Fendi espadrilles

For those searching for classic style with a futuristic spin, turn to Fendi. These espadrilles feature a rubber sole, technical mesh and white canvas panels that strike a perfect balance between function and style.

Available at fendi.com


See by Chloé wedges

Step into summer with these See by Chloé’ wedge espadrilles. Crafted from cotton canvas and brown calfskin, these wedges are light and airy with a sporty touch thanks to its simple structure and rubber sole.

Available at chloe.com


KAYU  Woven straw clutch

Kayu’s woven straw clutch is the perfect bag for holiday dress lovers. The California label is a quintessential summertime brand with its simple and agrarian aesthetics. Regarding its minimalistic weaving pattern and subtle leather clasp, this bag can be matched with just about any flowy dress. Say goodbye to the bag strap tan this summer.

Available at Moda Operadi

MUUÑ basket bag

MUUÑ makes a strong argument for bringing beach vibes to the city streets. The Parisian label’s versatile straw bags are handcrafted with fair trade straw, and are the perfect companion to a loose flowy dress or denim shorts paired with a cotton poplin shirt. With ecru handles and a checked pattern pouch within, this bag exudes a nostalgia for picnics and beach outings.

Available at matchesfashion.com

Loewe canvas and leather pouch

Loewe’s leather and striped canvas pouch is the perfect remedy for the indecisive. The contrasting canvas and leather sides offer variety and versatility, making this natural tone bag ideal for any hot-weather occasion. Accented with braided fringes and beads, this bag can be matched with just about any holiday dress or jumpsuit.

Available at net-a-porter.com

Sensi Studio bucket bag

Expressing the importance of artisanal fashion, this Ecuador-based label creates hand-woven straw accessories for the stylish and savy.  Simple yet elegant, this handcrafted toquilla straw bucket bag with a leather handle is the paragon of summer style. Pair yours with a simple t shit and jeans ensemble or with a white linen dress.

Available at sensistudio.com

Beach Daze raffia bag

With everyone toting a raffia bag of all shapes and sizes this summer, customize yours to stand out with Beach Daze's unique shapes (from round to square) and yarn lettering. Get your favourite phrase or simply your initials in any colour you want and you're sure to never clash with another fashionista. 

Available at beachdaze.com

Eugenia Kim straw hat

Stand out in a sea of natural toned straw hats with this bold, wide-brimmed black and white striped number, which is appropriately named the "Sunny Stripe". Pair it with cat eye sunglasses, a red lip and a beach-ready kaftan for a fierce retro throwback.

Available at eugeniakim.com


Jaquemus le grand chapeau Bomba

With fashion comes expression, as is the case with Simon Porte Jaquemus. The eponymous French label is for fashion-forward women to find loose fitted draped dresses and extravagant accessories to accompany it. Bold yet simplistic, this hat is a sensational statement piece, and the epitome of out-there summer dressing. 

Available at jacquemus.com


Rag & Bone panama hat

Whether you’re setting sail on the Caribbean or lounging on the shores of South America, Rag & Bone’s panama hat is a great way to top off your look. The hat from the New York City label features a multi-coloured striped crown and can be matched with virtually any summer look from a t-shirt and shorts to a flowing beach dress.

Available at rag-bone.com

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