Words: Sitha Kentane
Summertime is all about effortless dressing, and nothing says “Out of office” quite like a matching set. We’ve curated a list from the crème de la crème of the continent’s designers that promise timeless looks for future seasons. Take a cue from us and be the best dressed at your soirees. It’s time to invest in summer co-ords that will keep you at the pinnacle of style for years to come.
When we think of audacious yet sophisticated designs, Orange Culture effortlessly takes the crown. Their Casj Orange Heart co-ord is no exception. Made from dreamy chiffon, it resonates with both leisure and luxe living. Orange Culture’s meticulous tailoring, teamed with a playful print, ensures you’re not just wearing an outfit but a piece of art. It’s the perfect blend for the contemporary woman who’s both bold and refined.
Folawiyo is synonymous with eclectic and vibrant prints, which she masterfully incorporates into her tops and bottoms. The Embellished ‘Pet Shop’ Co-ord is a stellar example. The sheer uniqueness of the print is a standout, ensuring that you won’t find another piece quite like it. Made for the eternal sun chaser, the fresh and flirty set ensures multiple wears through the warmest weather.
Minimalism meets ultimate sophistication with Pepper Row’s For Alyx Smart Lounge Set. It’s all in the name, as this set is all sorts of elevated style. Exuding understated elegance, the meticulous craftsmanship is evident in the clean silhouette, and its spirit is evident through the adornment of mismatched colourful buttons. It’s the ideal choice for those who believe in the power of simplicity, ensuring you look effortlessly chic every time you step out.
Andrea Iyamah’s designs are where the traditional meets contemporary interpretation. Boasting a pastel palette and deep v-neckline, the Pata High-Rise Pants with matching Pata Waist Tie Top beautifully echoes stories of heritage while also speaking a modern design language. The balance between the shirt and trousers ensures that the ensemble doesn’t overwhelm but captivates and ensures you’ll look ‘dressed up’ even if you didn’t try.
Whichever designer you lean towards, remember the golden rule of summer co-ords – accessorise with intention. Whether it’s a statement necklace, a sleek belt, or a chic summer hat, the right accessory can elevate your co-ord game from stylish to unforgettable. Investing in high-quality pieces from esteemed designers secures an evergreen style statement, not just an outfit for the season.