The 5 things you need to breeze through summer

The 5 things you need to breeze through summer

The full monty

Text: Andrea Sim

Image: Soludos,

Image: Instagram | @pippa_holt_kaftans

Your summer shopping list: From woven bags to pom-pom beach hats, we've got your back from head to toe


Pippa Holt

Go-to brand: Pippa Holt
Dreamt up by its namesake founder (the ex-editor and stylist of British Vogue), these vivid kaftans bring to mind the warmth of the sun and the salt-infused breeze by the sea. Spun from dyed cotton by weavers in Mexico, compliment the cotton candy palette and versatile silhouette with a fresh coconut in hand — you've got the perfect summer scenario down pat.


Yosuzi summer hats

Go-to brand: Yosuzi
Pom-poms, braided bonds and handwoven palm straw  — these summer hats from eponymous label Yosuzi have a story to tell. Born of the Venezuelan founder's trip to the Guajira desert in search of her heritage, her connection with the local tribe leaders and artisans brought the brand to fruition. Based off 'Woma', a hat native to the culture, Yosuzi's vibrant designs will ring in the cheer anywhere you go — even when the sun is no longer shining.


Manebi espadrilles

Go-to brand: Manebí
The Côte d'Azur has inspired many a summer brand, and the jute-sole espadrilles from Manebí are no exception. Sewn from breathable, natural fibres such as cotton and linen, the fuss-free slip-ons even come with thin rubber soles to prevent water damage. Wherever you are around the globe, a slice of the French Riviera's beachside elegance will do wonders to rally the summer spirit.


Truss NYC woven bags

Go-to brand: Truss
Founded on the synergy between design duo Elise Durbecq, Gillian Tozer and the weavers in Oaxaca, Mexico, the most esteemed quality of these woven totes are their versatility. Right at home both on the sand and in the city, the handy leather strap gives it a user-friendly edge over other tote bags. The best part? Truss aids the less fortunate Oaxacan women in securing higher education through the Fondo Guadalupe Musalem organisation.


Soludos summer sandals

Go-t0 brand: Soludos
Widely known for their cheeky espadrilles, Soludos and its founder Nick Brown launched the label with the cerulean waters of the Spanish Coast in mind. Expanding their repertoire in the same vein, their braided and tasselled sandals are responsible for our latest summer cravings. All about the round-the-clock beach life, Soludos has also released sandal-wedge versions to elevate your ensemble into the night.