Our May wish list is filled with quirky prints, classic cuts and chic swimwear.
A DRESS TO IMPRESS
Spanish label Bimba Y Lola has caught our attention for its cute prints and easy-to-wear silhouettes. Layer tunic dresses over wide-leg cropped trousers for easy chic this summer; bimbaylola.com.
1 Orange print cotton dress, €210
2 White print rib dress, €370
3 S￼￼￼￼￼￼￼hort print dress, €190￼￼
Irish print designer Carla Johnson is the brains behind luxury swimwear label Mona Swims. She creates classic shapes and a beautifully moody palette of aquamarine hues – perfect for Irish skin tones. Twisted bandeau and high-waisted brief in Luna, €175 at monaswims.com.
The movement and texture of fringing can breathe life into an otherwise unremarkable outfit. If you’re not feeling the boho vibe, try these smart fringed pieces instead.
What do you get when you combine Italian craftsmanship with a Scandinavian sense of design? Luxury footwear brand ATP Atelier. We love the understated style and quality finish of these classic shoes; available from atpatelier.com and net-a-porter.com.
We simply can’t wait for & Other Stories to open its first Dublin store this summer, so we’re shopping the brand’s cool 1970s vibe online right now. Retro prints adorn everything from headscarves to handbags, and accessories come in throwback textures such as tactile suede.
IN YOUR FINERY
If you’re tying yourself up in knots trying to figure out the rules of summer tailoring, take a look at Finery London’s super-chic layered looks. Simply swap the boots for an open-toe sandal, and you’ll look achingly cool come the warm weather.
Embroidered shirt, €82; wrap cami top, €44; peg trousers, €69
Summer is the ideal time to inject a bit of fun into your weekend wear. Irish designer Natalie B Coleman’s exclusive limited edition collection of printed sweaters, T-shirts and T-shirt dresses for Arnotts will do just that.
This article originally appeared in the May issue of IMAGE, on shelves now.