The Edit: Summer-Ready Looks to Wear This Memorial Day Weekend
The unofficial start of summer, Memorial Day brings the first long weekend of the season, which means cookouts, beach days and pool-side hangs. Although now that we can leave our homes and safely spend time with friends and family, it may still be daunting to figure out what to wear, after spending so long in sweats and loungewear.
This is where we come in. Whether you’re hopping around to various events, taking a short trip somewhere or just hanging indoors with your plants, we’ve put together an edit of comfortable yet stylish pieces that will see you through the long weekend.
The Co-ord Set
The Unisex Cropped Diner Shirt and Boxy Shorts by South African brand SELFI are the perfect pair for a summer day. A classic design with a modern twist, the lightweight set is made from crisp quilted cotton. Thanks to its clean lines and knee-length cut, and elasticated waist, the boxy shorts are universally flattering. Soften the two-piece set’s androgynous effect with nude sandals and a pair of hoop earrings for a chic look.
The white dress
Shop the Hadasa Corset Dress by Andrea Iyamah
Nothing says summer like an all-white dress. With a design inspired by the corset style of Victorian-era fashion, the Hadasa corset dress by Andrea Iyamah is the perfect summer event dress. Oozing feminine and romantic vibes with a touch of drama, its exquisite construction features a fitted bodice that flares into a gathered full skirt. A timeless style that makes light work of dressing up, the Hadasa dress will keep you cool and comfortable in high temperatures, and promises to turn heads with your every movement.
Versatility is key when it comes to dressing for warm weather – a sunny day could turn into a cool evening fairly quickly. SELFI’s effortless linen Sleeveless Jumpsuit is the perfect trans-seasonal piece that will see you through a day in the park or traipsing through an airport for a short-haul flight. The neutral cinnamon hue makes it an easy canvas to accessorize with bold jewelry and statement accessories, but if you would rather stand out than blend in, opt for the jumpsuit in a striking burgundy shade.
The Midi Dress
Easy and breezy in a dress, the white Sleeveless Slash Dress by Nigerian brand Gozel Green is a lesson in relaxed sophistication. The loose-fitting silhouette offers a roomy fit for maximum comfort while the vibrant color-blocking adds a graphic touch to the design. The “gash” stitching that appears to hold the dress together both evokes a carefree mood and makes the dress extremely breathable, perfect for an alfresco lunch or a day in the sunshine.