Daydreaming your way through the last lap of work before the high-summer holiday hits?

We’re there with you, conjuring up pretty picnic baskets at the nearest nature reserve, or venturing deeper into the ocean on a best friend’s yacht… or is it ours?

Whether you’re spending the festive season poolside, beachside or landlocked in the heart of the city, you’ll need cool, summer fashion to keep up with you.

Whether you’re spending the festive season beachside or landlocked in the heart of the city, you’ll need cool, summer-ready attire

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1 G-STAR Cart Slides II
in Light Liquid Pink/White

From bold brights to subdued neutrals, we’ve yet to meet a stylish summer look that this pair of peachy-pink G-Star slides doesn’t make even better.
R799 | g-star.com

2 MARA HOFFMAN Carla Bikini
in Mobil Colorblock

The high-waisted bottom offers full coverage and is sold separately from
the matching tie-front top, so you can mix with other brights. The fabric has a UPF rating of 50 for the sun-conscious.

Top R2 450; bottom R2 675 | marahoffman.com

3 TOM FORD Aviators

Sleek, well-crafted aviators exude
subtle, sophisticated style – and this
pair by Tom Ford has it in spades.
R6 700 | lbeyewear.co.za

4 CHILA BAGS Dalila Bag

The classic tote is hand-woven and hardy, and features a durable double-tassel cord. A portion of the sales goes towards skills development of Wayuu women artisans in Colombia.
R2 625 | elizabethsummer.com

MARA HOFFMAN Fiona Dress (right)

This sage-green cover-up is made from 100%-organic cotton, and features a low swooping back to catch the breeze, a swing silhouette to twirl around in freely and pockets for hands-free abandon.
R5 650 | marahoffman.com

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5 VILEBREQUIN Stretch Shorts
in Diamond Turtles

For a quieter poolside manner, dial it
down with navy swimming shorts that take themselves a bit more seriously – but still feature the emblematic turtle design and fast-drying fabric.
R3 125 | vilebrequin.com

6 VILEBREQUIN x JCC+ Short-Sleeved Shirt in Dazzle

Why blend in when you can stand out? This limited-edition bowling shirt is made of viscose for lightwearing style.
R1 940 | vilebrequin.com

7 ADIDAS Fiorucci Adilette sliders

If you like your sliders daring, this super-cool Fiorucci and adidas collab
is perfect for you.
R799 | shop.adidas.co.za

8 MUNGO Juno Throw in Mustard

A plush support is a crucial ingredient
in all outdoor adventures. Your summer picnic invites are sorted with this pretty, 100%-cotton throw.
From R1 870 | mungo.co.za