May 28, 2024


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Sabine Getty summer style must haves best fashion brands

Sabine in an Eres swimsuit and sunglasses by Saint Laurent

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What constitutes and ideal summer wardrobe in 2021? After months at home in lockdown, are we ever going to want to wear heels again? I struggle to think so – would we even know how? As I plan my summer looks, I find myself searching for clothes that are laid-back yet sexy. I want the world to know that I can still pull off wearing a dress – but not at the expense of comfort, which I now know to be the source of happiness.

At the Venice Lido in a SIR shirt and vintage Chanel trousers

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It is fair to say that I’m particular about clothes and I really do my research before mak- ing a purchase. Living in Britain means I spend much of the summer here, so I need things that work for any possible weather shift, of which there can be many in the space of a single day. I also go to Patmos in Greece, where the weather is hot and often windy, as well as to Tuscany, which can be a furnace during the day and really chilly at night. Over time, I’ve learnt to avoid overpacking – the key to making it work is to simplify every look until it feels completely effortless and natural.

In Como, wearing a vintage Hermès shirt and trousers by De Clercq & De Clercq

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I cannot do without a great pair of jeans. I have recently discovered The Feel Studio Inc, which offers a very limited selection. I love that, because it has enabled the brand to master one specific style – I would call it the old-school dad jean, but sexy and well fitting. They are perfection – and absolutely necessary for a British summer.

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For bathing suits, I am in love with Candice Swanepoel’s swimwear brand, Tropic of C. I love the simplicity and cut of her swimsuits. They are slightly more risqué than the amazingly comfortable and cool Hunza G styles, but after a year and a half of wearing only tracksuit bottoms, it’s time to show off.

‘I love the cut of Tropic of C’s swimsuits’

I’m also a fan of the label SIR – it is perfect for chilled summer outfits that can be worn with flats, super-casually at the beach and for fun dinners. In Tuscany, I usually wear clothes from a local vintage shop in Siena called Aloe & Wolf – for instance, a great Romeo Gigli ensemble with stripy trousers and a crop top. I do sometimes wear more romantic clothes, too, such as a cotton and lace robe by Loretta Caponi.

‘Loretta Caponi’s cotton and lace robes are cool and romantic’

And when it comes to shoes, I love very simple and beautiful Gianvito Rossi flip-flops and flat sandals. I wear them every day and all summer long.

‘Simple, beautiful sandals by Gianvito Rossi are my go-to in summer’

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– If you’re not barefoot, you’re overdressed
– ‘Deep summer is when laziness finds respectability’ – Sam Keen
– ‘When all else fails, take a vacation’ – Betty Williams
– ‘I could never in a hundred summers get tired of this’ – Susan Branch

Catherine Deneuve on the set of La Chamade, 1968

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This article was originally published in the August issue

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