One of my favourite brands this summer is Steele, which sells dresses which can be worn off-duty, on holiday, and to work. Their prints are so chic, and each collection has some beautiful cuts which are flattering on all body shapes – plus, they’re super comfortable. I’ve owned a couple of their pieces for a few years now and they’ve lasted so well. I know I'll wear them for years to come.
Jacquemus is one of my go-to brands every year and this summer’s collection didn’t disappoint either. I love the brand’s chic, functional yet wearable approach and linen features heavily – which is essential in warm weather. Had I had a few more parties in the diary this year, I would have worn their dresses to every one.
Australian label Dissh is a name that’s new to me, but its effortlessly cool collections are perfect for everyday, summer wear. The brand’s aesthetic is laidback, and you can really find something for every occasion on site. Whether you’re after feminine dresses or elevated basics like linen trousers and tank tops, you’re bound to find something you like.
SIR really knows how to do summer fashion and has a mid-level price point that’s, yes, an investment, but not wildly expensive. I have the brand’s Alena dress in white and while I’m usually apprehensive about wearing backless dresses, this one makes me feel so confident. Every piece is classic enough to become part of your holiday wardrobe for years to come.
Staud is a brand that, until recently, I only really knew for their bags, but I recently discovered their clothes and everything is so chic. From striped shorts to colour block dresses, their pieces are joyous and bright – I recently bought the Milli mini, which I’ve really enjoyed wearing – it feels like summer in a dress.
If you are looking for the perfect summer dress, choose Christopher Esber. My go-to designer this season, his colourful dresses have sparked a lot of joy in my wardrobe. I love the way he elevates minimal silhouettes with unexpected details, like cut outs, which are a huge trend right now.
Source Unknown is still fairly under the radar here in the UK, so you’re unlikely to see someone else wearing the same thing as you. The brand consistently produces cool, minimal pieces with a twist, and right now, they’re nailing summer co-ords – they have just about every style you can think of. I’m a big fan of their shoes, too – they’re trend-led and unique, minus the designer price tag.