These opulent wardrobe essentials will get you in the mood this party season

With long summer days evolving into sumptuous evenings, our seasonal mood is one of languid luxury. Statement shirts, slinky pants and curated accessories are comprising the essential pieces of the moment and adding a touch of charisma.


The Bow
Harking back to old school glamour and adding a feminine touch, the delicate bow has made its way back. Understated elegance is the name of the game with this evening essential. Chaumet Insolence bracelet from Hartfield, Christian Dior Mini Lady Dior bag, Camilla and Marc Fresco jacket.

The Choker
In what is perhaps the most chic re-imagining of a style that had its heyday in the 90s, the designer choker is the undisputed accessory of the moment. Whether you layer or wear it alone, this piece will add a certain je ne sais quoi to any look. Christian Dior Heart Chain choker and J’adior choker, Louis Vuitton LV Speedy Pearls necklace, Paris Georgia Thistle vest.

Satin Trousers
A decidedly androgynous alternative to evening looks typically monopolised by skirts and dresses, slinky trousers are a versatile must-have. Paired with barely-there tops or sharp, tailored pieces, this style is a nod to nonchalance. Christopher Esber bias satin trousers from Muse Boutique, Paris Georgia Basics Nina bralette, Maggie Marilyn Warmest Light shirt and Trail Blaze pants.

The White Suit
Summer’s answer to the colour blocking trend, white-on-white is changing outfit formulation for the warmer months. Whether embracing a two piece, all-in-one or employing layers, this monochromatic combination will translate simply from day to evening with the switch of a bag or shoe. Paris Georgia Basics Stella jumpsuit, Christian Dior Mini Lady Dior bag, J’adior slingback pumps, Diorama bag and Dioramour shoes, Dadelszen Elvira white tuxedo.

The Statement Blouse
The season of frivolity is nigh, and what better way to pay homage than with a piece that does the talking for you? Luminescent fabrics, loud details and bold colours are the hallmark of the hedonistic, playing into the idea that more-is-more. Harris Tapper Lizzard shirt, Maggie Marilyn Game Changer pants.

The Victorian Collar
The classic shirt is a styling staple in which we trust wholeheartedly. This season, the favourite piece is reborn with unique collar detailing elevating its usual look. Whether it’s worn casually layered, or paired with luxurious accessories, this is your new essential. Helen Cherry Tessa blouse from Workshop.

The Cinched Waist
Formulate a sleek and sophisticated finish, by accentuating the waist using a wide belt or belted bag. An invaluable trick, it lends intrigue to simple looks, and creates a flattering silhouette, regardless of body shape. Maggie Marilyn I Lead From The Heart blazer and Warmest Light shirt, Gucci Marmont belt bag.

Off The Shoulder
Rising temperatures resulting in the impossibly long, summer evenings we all love, are hailing in this necessary new neckline. Undeniably elegant, embrace the décolletage and go off-shoulder. Tiffany & Co. HardWear Ball Pendant, Georgia Alice GIRLSSS top, Camilla and Marc Giralda dress.

Photography: Rebecca Zephyr Thomas
Styling: Margie Cooney
Models: Addie Sines from 62 Models and Julia Makhovskaya from Red11
Hair: M11
Makeup: Olivia Wild for Bobbi Brown

Shot on location at Annabel’s Wine Bar.


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