Summer Style 2023

With the changing of seasons, let us guide you through everything you need to get ready, no matter if you’re spending it in the city or in the countryside. We’re talking sunglasses, hats, sparkly jewelry, swimwear, travel bags and more.

Summer in the city

You might live in the big city or will be going on a trip – no matter what, there are some things that would be great to have with you while navigating the heat and flocks of people.

Summer Styles


Practical shoes are a must as you’ll probably be walking a lot. This doesn’t mean that you can’t wear sandals however, you just have to think more practical! Chunky sandals with a thick sole like the dad sandals from Chanel or Ganni is the perfect go-to. They’re stylish and they’ll make sure your feet don’t hurt from walking all over town in the heat. 

Practical clothing is the smart thing as you won’t be experiencing as much fresh air in the city as you would in the country. One simple way to make a practical look a bit more interesting? Accessories! Bring a cap to shield you from the sun or add some big earrings to make you stand out.


Summer in the country

Summer in the countryside – is there anything more idyllic? 

If you’re going to the beach, you’ll want to bring a large bag. May we suggest a tote? This type of bag is casual and chic but you can stuff absolutely anything in them. Going to the beach, you’ll need a towel, a book, perhaps some water and a book – you need a large bag! The Canapa tote from Chanel is a great option as its made in a highly durable material and comes in a plethora of colors, meaning you can style it according to the place you’re going and your own personal style.

Another thing you’ll need at the beach – a bikini! Trends change all the time, so you should purchase a bikini that makes you feel comfortable as this is without a doubt the most important thing.

No outfit is complete without accessories. You can change up a look in so many different ways with a nice scarf – in your hair, around the handle of your fave bag or around your neck. If you want to stay out of the sun for a bit, you can also add a big rim hat to your look. With the help of accessories, you can take your style to new heights and this summer it’s no different.  

For the evening spent by the water or around a nice campfire, you might want to bundle up a tiny bit. A nice thin jumper is perfect for this occasion. 

Some things are obviously universal and great to have available at all times during the hot and sunny days. This is for example sunglasses! No matter that kind of style you have, you can find a pair that fits you just right. Even if you’re thinking about changing your look a tiny bit and want to try out something new, a pair of sunglasses is a great way to go about it. 

No matter what you’re doing and how you’re spending your summer, we hope this provides you with a bit of inspiration as to how you can turn heads on the street.

Written by Alberte Gram
Alberte Gram is a fashion writer based in London.
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