What's Your Summer Style?
What kind of summer dresser are you? As we get further into the season and temperatures start to climb, many of us find ourselves facing the same question: do you dress for style, or do you dress to survive the heat? It’s a dilemma that often leaves us feeling like we need to sacrifice our personal style in the name of practicality – and we’re here to put an end to it. We’re not saying you have to ditch your favourite shorts and t-shirt combo, but if you’ve ever found yourself staring at your wardrobe and wishing you had more options to beat the heat in style, this one’s for you.
Look 1: Piper
Embrace the tropical vibes with our Piper set. Available as a shirt, pants and shorts, Piper features a bold, abstract floral design that’s undeniably summer. This set is for anyone who wants to feel like they’re beachside at a resort all summer long; with its relaxed silhouette and vibrant colourway. It’s crafted from lightweight cotton, perfect for catching the breeze.
Like any matching set, you really can’t go wrong styling these pieces together — the only decision here is the age-old question: shorts or pants?
Look 2: Abbotson Linen
This one’s for the monochrome fans. If you’ve been around the Life + Style blog before, you’ve probably heard of our much-loved Abbotson Linen bedding. Crafted from buttery soft and breathable Belgian flax linen, there’s no wonder this cult favourite translates seamlessly into our weekend wear collection.
The Abbotson Linen Shirt & Shorts are a one-stop-shop for a put-together weekend look. Style it buttoned up with your favourite sneakers for an effortless on-the-go ensemble, or layer the shirt open over a tank or crop top to show off the adorably on-trend boxer-style shorts.
Look 3: Carter
If vivid brights aren’t your style, cool things down with some summer neutrals. With its mod shift silhouette, the Carter Dress epitomises easy summer dressing. Our favourite part? The adjustable neckline can be worn on or off the shoulder (or even fully reversed), so you can change up the vibe in an instant. Running errands, going for a swim, hanging at home, or out for evening drinks — if you’re looking for a wardrobe that can do it all, Carter is your new best friend.
Style this piece with sandals and sunglasses for a brunch-to-beach daytime look; or dress it up with mules and a wicker handbag in the evening. The choice is yours.
Look 4: Luna
If you’ve ever found yourself on fashion TikTok, you’ve probably heard of the Clean Girl aesthetic – a style trend that focuses on minimalist styling. Think pared-back silhouettes and quality basics. Sound up your alley? Look to our Luna Pants and Singlet Top. Part of our loungewear collection, Luna isn’t only limited to looking chic around the house. Crafted from GOTS certified organic cotton jersey, these elevated basics will pair back with any existing wardrobe.
Style the Luna Singlet Top with your favourite denim, delicate jewellery and a sleek updo for a Clean Girl-certified look; or pair with the matching Luna Pants and low-cut sneakers for comfy-but-make-it-fashion styling.
Look 5: Sloane
For fans of refined comfort, might we introduce our Sloane Dress. Crafted from a slinky TENCEL™ Lyocell and linen blend, this midi-length shirt dress is a perfect balance of casual dressing with a luxurious edge. Its oversized silhouette allows for laidback styling with a gorgeous drape — perfect for coffee dates, perusing your local farmers market or extra stylish errand-running.
Style buttoned up on its own for daily dressing, or cinch in the waist with a belt for added shape. For a breathable top layer, wear it open as a long-line duster jacket — we especially love this layered with the matching Sloane Pant and our Enzo Scarf as a bandeau top.
Look 6: Soraya
Put some pep in your step with Soraya, a set that’s perfect for days on the go. Riding your bike to the beach, walking around town or relaxing in the shade — whatever you’re up to, look good doing it with this soft blue set, crafted from baby terry. Inspired by vintage running shorts, the Soraya Shorts feature a curved hemline and comfy, relaxed fit. Pair with the matching shirt for a look that leans into sportif style.
Style your set with low-cut runners and a dad-worthy baseball cap to lean into those varsity vibes. We love 90s era vintage-style sunglasses and a cross-body bag to round out the perfect off-duty look.