The ultimate guide to holiday accessorising this summer …
Classic slip-on sandals are this summer’s hot ticket. Channel the 1990s with comfy chunky soles, sleek toe posts and crisscross straps. At the luxury end of the scale, there are The Row’s sandals. More bang for your buck? Marks & Spencer and Mango’s all-leather versions. Other flats on the hot list? The Florida three-strap sandals by Birkenstock and clogs (in particular Re/done X Scholl’s wooden versions).
Denim and wood clogs, Re/Done X Scholl, €296; www.scholl-shoes.com.
White leather flatform flipflops, €55, at Marks & Spencer.
Tan Silba leather sandals, €190; www.aemery.com.
Beige leather sandals, €59.99, at Mango.
Blue Florida triple-strap suede sandals, €364; www.baseblu.com
WOVEN LEATHER BAGS
Woven and cutwork leather tote bags wear well and age beautifully. Keep an eye out for versions with an internal cotton pouch to stash your goodies. Swoon-worthy tote? Bottega Veneta’s signature Intrecciato woven leather Andiamo bag with knot-detail gold hardware. Best mid-priced label? Dragon Diffusion, at Costume, Castlemarket, Dublin 2 and Waters + Wild, Glandore, Co Cork.
Brown Cane leather tote bag, Dragon Diffusion, €410, at Costume, Castlemarket, Dublin 2.
Brown cutwork tote bag, €59.95, at Zara.
Brown braided leather tote bag, €220, at The White Company, 72 Grafton Street, Dublin 2.
SUPERSIZE YOUR SHADES
Any woman’s perfect all-season capsule collection requires at least one pair of sunglasses. This summer, the bigger the better. Shade yourself behind an outsized pair: tortoiseshell, white, transparent, oval, acetate frames, metal, aviator or visor-style frames.
Navy oversized acetateframe sunglasses, Linda Farrow X Cos, €125, at Cos, 6-8 Wicklow Street, Dublin 2.
Sofia metal-frame sunglasses, Monokel, €110, at Ace + Tate, 30 Exchequer Street, Dublin 2.
Havana Meryl round sunglasses, Tom Ford, €304, at Brown Thomas.
Tobacco Jet aviator biodegradable acetate-frame sunglasses, Monokel, €150; www.arket.com.