Top 5: Summer Accessories You Need to Buy This MonthBy Angelica Malin
If you’re in need of sprucing up your summer wardrobe with some fresh, new accessories – we’ve discovered 5 new garms to see you through the warmer months. Time to get shopping:
What: A snazzy pair of shades is the best summer accessory. We’re no fashionistas, but we certainly appreciate a good pair of specs when we see them. Luxury eyewear brand, Taylor Morris has partnered with The Mauritius Tourism Promotion Authority (MTPA) to create a pair of limited edition frames inspired by the island. These aren’t just sunglasses. These are an investment.
The Lowdown: Following a trip to Mauritius in November, the Taylor Morris team designed the limited edition Rollright luxury frames which have cyan blue mirrored lenses to reflect the crystal clear waters of the Indian Ocean. Inspired by their time at the beautiful Pamplemousse Botanical Gardens and the Seven Coloured Earths of Chamarel, the frames combine classic and modern elements with a brow bar and tortoise shell design, suitable for both men and women. With just 150 pairs of the frames made, grab them while you can.
What: A watch isn’t just for telling the time, it’s a statement piece. Olivia Burton’s watches are overflowing with personality, femininity and timeless charm. Founded by two best friends Jemma and Lesa, all of their designs fuse together vintage inspiration with fashion forward trends.
The Lowdown: The animal motif watch is the latest from their new summer collection – and it’s a corker. The watch has a PVD rose plating, a genuine leather strap, and a pearlescent face for a glossy finish. A great birthday gift, or a present for yourself.
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What: We honestly believe that wearing sassy gym wear makes you work out harder. There’s been no in-depth studies, but we’re pretty confident about our beliefs. And if you’re in need of an activewear overhaul, Dear Kate who have been a hit Stateside, have finally brought their lycra to British shores. Daring to take on one of the last taboos in British culture, Dear Kate produce revolutionary period and sweat proof underwear and active wear.
The Lowdown: There’s a variety of different leggings, such as yoga pants and more lycra based trousers for active exercises. Its Underlux technology is built into every single underwear and activewear product, and is comprised of two super soft microfibre layers which are moisture wicking and leak resistant, topped with a thin, silky outer layer to provide the ultimate comfort.
What: Combining an enduring love of soft textiles with an eye for detail, Elizabeth Scarlett is a leading luxury homewares and gifting brand, based in London. If you like chic accessories, and bold statement prints, you’ll love Elizabeth Scarlett.
The Lowdown: This has beach holiday written all over it. What’s not to love? It has green and gold monstera leaves embroidered onto soft canvas fabric. And you’re getting two bags for the price of one, because this bad boy doubles up as a clutch bag too. Enhanced with a gold zip closure embossed with a lotus flower to symbolise peace and purity, you’ll feel like a right Bali belle.
What: Savour summertime memories with Polaroid’s new Snap Instant Digital Camera. With our love for social media forever growing, we still find it refreshing sticking polaroids on our fridge. Unlike other polaroid cameras which are bulky and not clutch bag friendly, the new Snap Instant delivers signature Polaroid instant simplicity and spontaneity in pocket-sized form.
The Lowdown: Polaroid Snap Touch instant digital camera allows you to snap, print, and share all of your favorite photos instantly with app-driven creative and new Bluetooth connectivity. The camera features a selfie mirror (how 2017), an option to print with the Polaroid Classic Border Logo, a self timer and recording capabilities.