The hot girl summer you’ve been waiting for is finally here! While bikinis are a top priority in our vacation wardrobe, the outfits we’ll be styling them with are just as important. Dressing for the season this year feels effervescent and charismatic with a nod to the early ‘00s. Slinky fits, bare midriffs, sparkles and luminous hues are all wrapped up with a sense of joie de vivre - a feeling we have all been so desperately longing for.

Thanks to the internet’s current It-girls we’re blessed with endless style inspiration for a 2022 summer capsule wardrobe.

THE MINI DRESS

Put your best leg forward. Go short with a fun mini dress that will take you from strolling cobblestone streets with a gelato in hand to aperitivo hour with girlfriends, and beyond.

SOMMER SWIM

Style the Camille Mini Dress with your most-loved sandals and oversized sunglasses during the day then elevate the mood with heels and layered jewellery for night. Some other styles we love.

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JACQUEMUS

From the famed La Robe Bahia to the ever-coveted La Robe Saudade, your warm-weather clothing rotation is incomplete without a Jacquemus mini.

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REALISATION PAR

Flattering cuts, unique prints, and high-quality silk crepe silhouettes make Realisation Par a first choice for many looking for a timeless summer dress.

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MIRAE PARIS

Look to French label Mirae effortless glamour, flirty minis in vivacious prints, and juicy colours.

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BOXER SHORT & SHIRT COMBO

“Boxer shorts emerged as a surprising trend from the spring/summer 2022 shows, and now the fashion set is taking their boxers to the beach. Even more than traditional beach cover-ups, the boxer-bralette combo has effortless appeal – it’s the sartorial equivalent of tousled, just got out of bed hair” Vogue UK.

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Image credit: @bellahadid wearing vintage Prada
Image credit: @emrata wear Mirror Palais

CUT OUTS

Skin is in, and summer '22 is about the peek-a-book trend, we’re seeing cutesy cutout dresses at Valentino and eye-catching separates at Versace. It was only a matter of time until the cutout trend made its way into swimwear. Look for unique silhouettes, asymmetrical draping, and metal hardware.

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Image credit: @leoniehanne wears Nensi Dojaka
Image credit: @chey_maya wears Jacquemus
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CROCHET HAT

One summer accessory trend we’re seeing everywhere is the return of the crochet bucket hat. It’s an effortlessly laidback look that nods to the‘90s and adds an instant touch of colour and vibrancy to any look.

Model wearing sommer swim rylee balconette bikini top
Large bust model wearing sommer swim yellow bikini

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COLORFUL ARM CANDY

Boost your dopamine levels with a cute bag in summer-inducing colours. Elsa Hosk knows what we’re talking about…

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