As a fashion editor and stylist, I spend the majority of my time looking at clothes, whether it’s a sneak peek at a brand’s upcoming collection, writing up the most recent catwalk trends or searching for expensive-looking pieces on the high street. Whilst it’s amazing to be able to walk you through a show-and-tell of the latest looks, it’s dangerous. And by dangerous, I mean for my bank account. With so much newness, it’s easy to shop at all times. But although I used to be a bit of a shopping addict, my habits have changed, and I now fully think before I shop.
Impulse buys are just so easy to make. And after years of leaving items sitting in my wardrobe with the tags still on, I now make a conscious effort to think about what I need and will get the most wear out of. This doesn’t mean I don't buy into trends—I do, but I just buy the ones I know I’ll wear.
It’s so important to remember we don’t have to wear all the new trends each and every season. As part of my effort not to shop for the sake of it, I keep a handy list in my Notes app with links to everything I’ve seen that I want at the time. If I’m still thinking about it weeks or months later and I feel like I’ll wear it often, I’ll buy it.
So, seeing as sharing is caring, here’s a look into my Notes app with everything I truly love for summer 2023. From the Loewe accessories with a cult following to the linen staples you'll be grateful for once the temperatures rise again (here's hoping), here's my edit of the 31 best items to consider for this spring, summer, and beyond. Now, where did I put my passport…
Shop My Summer Edit:
I promise I'm not late to the Loewe basket-bag party, but this new Paula's Ibiza iteration has my name written all over it.
All of my favourite cotton shirts are from With Nothing Underneath, so linen is next on my list. I'm a firm believer that there's nothing more versatile than a white shirt, and this would be ideal for wearing open over your swimwear, tucked into khaki shorts.