Now this is the epitome of luxury beachwear – and that background in illustration shows. Inspired by her travels, Athena Procopiou’s kaftans come printed in floral patterns that are at once intricate and strongly graphic. This kimono is part of a SS14 collection called Chasing Utopia, with each piece inspired by a different location. The Bohemian in Byron sums up the region’s laid-back style. Throw it over a bikini on the beach or plug into the summer’s ethnic/fringed trend by pairing with skinny jeans and sandals in the city. £412, www.matchesfashion.com
The concealed wedge trainer may have had its day (or not? Discuss. It’s still a super-easy way to add height to skinny jeans) but Parisian designer Isabel Marant is responsible for all manner of other free-spirited footwear. Her Elva sandals tick all her boxes: soft slouchy uppers, casual bohemian-inspired shapes, pretty detail – in this case, bow ties and wrap around ankle strap. Eschew ankle boots in the sun for these easy-to-wear statement flats.
That’s our girl: Anna Laub founded her vintage-inspired eyewear line after traveling the globe as a fashion journalist. And while Prism shades on their own may be sweet enough, paired with avantgarde Japanese label Toga in this fab collab, they take off into the stratosphere. Use the square silver tone metal frames, the grey reflective lenses and the slim pale-pink arms of these deceptively simple Tokyo shades to bring a futuristic highlight to all that floaty-floaty summer dressing. £276, www.matchesfashion.com