Resort Wear: Summer In The City


The days are getting longer and summer is just around the corner… That means it’s time to get resort-wear ready. 

Being quite a monochrome dresser, my approach to resort style is to look for interesting details and textures to make a look feel more summery - even if I’m still in all black. For this season, fringing, raffia, suede and silk are making a big appearance, and when mixed together create unique looks which are perfect for day to night dressing.

My ideal Summer morning involves brunch by the ocean, either at Bondi, Bronte or the Northern Beaches, followed by a quick dip of course! I like to keep things light and simple, with a silky tie-front short and knotted top which are cool, comfortable and perfect for a sunny morning. A raffia hat makes for the perfect accessory, being both stylish and practical it makes the transition from breakfast to beach too easy. Tie up suede sandals and a little shell detailed bangle tie the look together, making you feel like you’re on a Grecian holiday. 

It’s also more than ok to double up every now and then, so this embroidered clutch transitions perfectly into my night-time look. I’m embracing this seasons fringing trend in this matching bandeau and skirt, I love the texture and the detail captured with each movement. What I often miss most in high summer is layering, so I look to my accessories to do the work. In this case, layering two fine necklaces and the fringed panel on these heels makes my outfit feel complete.

On a balmy evening, sunset drinks and dinner at Bondi is my absolute favourite, I’ll either head to North Bondi Fish or Icebergs to take in the view over a cocktail or two and a beautiful meal. If there is a very special occasion, I can’t go past dinner at Pilu on Freshwater Beach - it’s where I got married so will always be a very special place, it’s so serene in the evening too. I recommend a moonlit walk along the beach after dinner! 

1. Wearing Country Road Cape Sleeve TopFluid Tie Skort, Sandals, Fine Shell Cuff and Fringe Hat.
2. Wearing Country Road Panelled Strapless Top, Fringe Skirt, Fringe Heel, Shell & Fan Necklaces and Embroidered Clutch.

Photos by Ana Suntay-Tanedo

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