Le Mill's A-Z Guide of All Things Summer

Barbeques, beaches and bikinis – summer is officially on its way and the world is ready to celebrate a vacay like never before.

Whether it’s an island getaway or a city escapade, we’ve got the perfect list of must-have items for your summer wardrobe.

Here’s our A-Z Summer guide:

A - Appliqué

Applique dress by Zimmerman

Dancer Appliquéd Mini Dress by Zimmermann

A delicate touch to any outfit, applique pieces are an eye-catching, wardrobe statement. The detailing makes for a summer staple by pairing it with more plain, bold pieces.

B – Bucket Bags

Bucket bags by Saint Laurent

Bahia Bucket Bag by Saint Laurent

With almost every luxury house coming up with their own version of this versatile accessory, the bucket bag is functional, yet chic and makes for a playful daytime outfit.

C – Co-Ord Sets

Co-ord set by Aje

Oasis Braided Shirt and Oasis Flared Pants by Aje

Everyone’s go-to outfit has its own summer spin with vibrant hues and prints. Wear it as separates or as one, these pieces can be worn from day to night.

D – Denim Jacket

Denim Jacket by Chloé

Scalloped Denim Jacket by Chloé

You can never go wrong with a good denim jacket, especially when it’s edged with Chloé’s signature scalloping. Wear it off-shoulder over a dress in the day or pair it with an all-black outfit for the night.

E – Espadrilles

Espadrilles by Saint Laurent

Embroidered Espadrilles by Saint Laurent

The only shoe you will need for summer, espadrilles are a closet must-have because of their multi-functional use. Rope-soled and made of canvas, the composition of natural materials makes for an ideal beach-friendly shoe.

Wear it in the sand or while walking the city streets, the comfort is incomparable.

F – F.R.S For Restless Sleepers

Co-ord set by F.R.S For Restless Sleepers

Shop F.R.S For Restless Sleepers here.

Looking fashionable from the bed to the bar are equally important, and we’re adding F.R.S For Restless Sleepers’ sets to our summer trunks. Opulent prints, luxe fabrics and sleek silhouettes, this Milan-based label creates alluring pieces to embrace out-of-boudoir dressing.

G – Gathers

Gathered Top by Acler

Harberton Ruffled Top by Acler

This season brings gathers to several garments giving them a flounce and flair for a fun sunny-day getup.

H – Handpainted

Handpainted Set by Raquel Allegra

Handpainted Muscle Tank and Handpainted Topanga Sweatpants by Raquel Allegra

Handpainted motifs are making way for loungewear outfits to look chic both on and off duty.

I – Iridescent

Iridescent ring by Adi Handmade

Opal 18K Gold Ring by Adi Handmade

Edginess meets futuristic with iridescent accessories and we’re loving the depth it gives to accentuate a look.

J – Jumpsuits

Jumpsuit by Ulla Johnson

Taylor Utility Jumpsuit by Ulla Johnson

Jumpsuits scream cool, comfy and classy. Throwing on a jumpsuit for a warm summer day makes for an airy, breezy outfit to take you from day to night with ease.

K – Kaleidoscope

Kaleidoscope print by Dries Van Noten

Ralfa Cocoon Coat by Dries Van Noten

Printed midi dresses, pants, jackets, shirts, skirts or culottes, these bold and bright, kaleidoscopic prints from Dries Van Noten are on multiple silhouettes- making for statement additions to your summerdrobe. These pieces can be paired with solid separates or even styled as print on print.

L – Linens

Linen Kaftan by Three Graces London

Livetta Breezy Kaftan by Three Graces London

Easy breezy and fresh, linens are an evergreen summer staple. Lightweight and flattering, this multifaceted material can be worn in so many ways and look elegant every single time.

M - Minaudière Bags

Minaudiere bags by Rosantica

Mojito Bag by Rosantica

Sometimes all you need is a dramatic accessory to dress-up an easy summertime outfit and what better than an embellished bag? Rosantica’s bags come in fun shapes, adding some excitement to any look.

N - NASO Profumi

Perfumes by Naso Profumi

Shop NASO Profumi here.

It’s always fun to complement an outfit with a striking scent and even more enjoyable to pick the right scent for the season. With distilleries around India, Naso’s perfumes have a scent for every mood. Evolved from Ittar, the fragrances with floral and fresh tones are perfect for the summer.

O - Off-Shoulder

Off-Shoulder Top by LoveShackFancy

 Anala Printed Top by LoveShackFancy

Almost every summer line-up includes an off-shoulder piece in some way or the other. Showing some shoulder is an exciting twist on a regular ensemble. 

P - Peek-a-boo

Peek-a-boo Top by Gauge81

Ucham Cutout Top by Gauge81

Trending this season is the peek-a-boo cut out, creating an element of surprise in every outfit.

Q - Quilted Bags

Quilted bags by Saint Laurent

Puffer Quilted Clutch by Saint Laurent

Timeless and textured, quilting is here to liven up any purse game in all shapes and forms.

R - Raffia

Raffia co-ord set by Zimmermann

Postcard Crochet Top and Postcard Crochet Skirt by Zimmermann

Warmer months mark a comeback for the season’s It material – raffia. A play on form and pattern, this crocheted co-ord set exudes all the tropical feels with an earthy, boho edge.

S - Sandals

Wavy Braided Slides by Chloé

Wavy Braided Slides by Chloé

Flats, heels, slip-ons or slides, there’s a sandal for every outfit. Footwear trends include sandals in a big way and this summer favourite is here to stay.

T - Totes

Totes by Jacquemus

Le Soleil Basket Tote by Jacquemus

Summer vacations are all about heading to the beach and a chic tote makes for a functional solution to our packing woes.

U - Unitard

Unitard by Saint Laurent

Lamé Tank Bodysuit by Saint Laurent

A metallic fuchsia bodysuit adds a flattering, retro-inspired element to a summer night out. You can also pair this molten unitard with jeans to embrace daytime disco the YSL way.

V - Varana

Sleeveless dress by Varana

Shop Varana by here.

Clean, comfy and sustainable, Varana’s silhouettes are essential to summer suitcases because all we need are a few basics to never go wrong with.

W - Wristlets

Edith Wristlet by Chloé

Edith Wristlet by Chloé

Reimagined by Chloé’s Creative Director Gabriela Hearst, the iconic Edith Bag has a new rendition – the wristlet. The revival of this archival bag in a nifty silhouette comes in different colors and can be worn as a wristlet or even a clutch.

X - X-ray Fabrics

X-ray Fabrics by Dries Van Noten

Clavelly Textured Shirt by Dries Van Noten

X-ray fabrics are a playful part of any wardrobe – pair it with a neon tank or a contrasting bandeau and you have yourself a color popping ensemble.

Y - Yellow Hues

Yellow Hued Top and Skirt set by Aje

Wilderness Cropped Top and Wilderness Skirt by Aje

What other color screams sunshine and summer more than yellow? This colour-me-happy shade is here to brighten any summer day.

Z - Zimmermann

Dancer Shirt and Pants by Zimmermann

Shop Zimmermann here.

Fresh florals, crisp linens and playful summer hues, Zimmermann’s vibrant yet elegant silhouettes are statement pieces.