8 Capsule Pieces To Invest In This Summer

If you’re yet to build a summer capsule wardrobe you can rely on, let NET-A-PORTER do the hard work for you. From shoes to dresses, bags to swimwear, the site has plenty of timeless pieces designed to last a lifetime. Here are eight of the best, hand-picked by the SL fashion team…


Eres Swimwear 

With simple, flattering cuts and unfussy colourways, you can be sure Eres’ swimwear is built to last. Great on the beach, layer a swimsuit under linen trousers for an understated daytime outfit, too. 

Shop all Eres here

Les Essentiels Aquarelle Swimsuit, £240
Bravo One Shoulder Cut-Out Swimsuit, £435
Les Essentiels Aquarelle Swimsuit, £270

Castaner Wedges 

Time and again, Castaner’s wedges are labelled a summer essential – and for good reason. Whether on holiday or for a wedding, there are myriad ways to wear them and seeing as the price won’t break the bank, they’re a bit of a no brainer.

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Loewe Beach Bag 

Loewe is practically synonymous with raffia bags these days, so if you’ve not yet taken the plunge, this easy crossbody might just tempt you. Thanks to its classic shape and neutral colour, you’ll be able to wear it with just about any outfit.

Oversized Sunglasses

The easiest way to inject a bit of glamour into your outfit, oversized sunglasses are still firmly on the fashion agenda. Look to Celine and Gucci for some of the best.

Oversized Cat-Eye Tortoiseshell Acetate Sunglasses, £320 | Celine Eyewear
Oversized Square-Frame Leopard-Print Acetate Sunglasses, £290 | Celine Eyewear
Kate Cat-Eye Acetate Sunglasses, £270 | Saint Laurent

Statement Evening Dress

With restrictions easing, now’s the time to go all out with your evening outfits. Look for voluminous silhouettes, sexy cut outs and feminine details to make a statement.

Charlotte Tiered Broderie Anglaise Linen Midi Dress, £1,786 | Vita Kin
Carolyn Linen & Cotton-Blend Gauze Maxi Dress, £810 | Lisa Marie Fernandez
Aliane Cut-Out Tie Front Broderie Anglaise Cotton Midi Dress, £1,050 | Zimmermann

Rhode Mini Dress

Every girl needs a great summer mini dress, and you’ll be hard pressed to find one prettier than Rhode’s Molly style. With puff sleeves and a flattering A-line skirt, it’ll look great on pretty much all body shapes.

Molly Open-Back Cotton-Voile Mini Dress, £330 | Rhode

Pippa Holt Kaftan 

While Pippa Holt’s kaftans are a bit of an investment, SL’s Senior Fashion Editor Charlotte Collins can attest that they’re a worthwhile investment. Wear it as a beach cover up, or simply add sandals and sunglasses for an effortlessly chic city look.

Saint Laurent Slides 

Ask anyone in the know and Saint Laurent’s Nu Pieds remain one of the most iconic designer sandals around. Available in a variety of colours, their pared back design holds timeless appeal. 

Nu Pieds, £440 | Saint Laurent

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