Another stifling, hot and humid summer is upon us in Hong Kong, and whether you’re planning on jetting off to a more gentle climate, or set for a long summer in the 852, we’ve put together our top picks of brands offering chic summer looks. After all, a new season is a great excuse for a wardrobe upgrade. Ready to take your beach, city and pool-side style to the next level? From staycations to junk boat party or girls trip away, these summer staples will keep you covered up in style, and take you effortlessly from beach to bar.
Whether you’re navigating your way through the streets of Hong Kong, heading on a junk party or jetting off on a beach getaway, MAMÉDIO’s collection has got your look covered. Think elegant, sexy, versatile outfits ideal for every style, figure and occasion. The newly launched SWIM + RESORT collection has just hit Hong Kong, with a stunning selection of lightweight loungewear. We absolutely adore the Abiu Rope Dress, the Lotus Berry Jumpsuit, the flowy and printed Pinha Bali Pants. Check out the full resort wear collection, dedicated to “celebrating your body”. Oh, and if you’re looking for swimwear to complement your holiday look, the MAMÉDIO bikinis and one-pieces are some of our favourites. You can now opt to buy tops and bottoms separately, and selected bottoms come in two coverages styles (signature cheeky or fuller coverage).
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We can’t get enough of French fashion brand, BA&SH. Known for it’s elegant, effortless Parisian style, it’s perfect for the fun summer ahead! Made for women by women, the brand offers everything from chic maxi dresses to feminine playsuits, and has something for every occasion. We love this festival-inspired CALMONO KIMONO in paisley print, Khan Playsuit, and boho-chic Weave Maxi Dress.
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If you’re looking for something super stylish and comfortable, look no further than Whistles. Offering timeless pieces, in great quality fabrics, this brand is a go-to for any vacay wardrobe essential. The Washed Relaxed Linen Jumpsuit, the Etta Linen Jumpsuit or the Gingham button up bralette and trouser set will keep you cool on all those sunny days exploring the city.
Whistles, Admiralty, Shop 120A, L1, Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Admiralty, Hong Kong www.whistles.com
The Slow Mode offers a selection of carefully curated, slowly-made artisanal labels from around the world. With a range of rainbow-bright embroidered dresses and accessories from Mochi, fun florals skirts from Celia B, and luxurious linens from Morton Mac, you’ll fall in love with the intricate styles on offer. One of our favourites is the Effie Pink swing dress, ideal for slipping over your swimsuit after a hot day at the beach.
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For a touch of poolside glam, Anthropologie has you sorted. The playfully printed silk Coast to Coast Floral Kimono, or the Mara Hoffman halter dress transition from day to night, and are designed to make a statement. If you didn’t already have holiday plans, you’ll be wanting to make some after scrolling through the gorgeous resort wear range on offer here.
If you’re a fan of vibrant colours or print, then Mister Zimmi should be on your radar. This is a brand for the adventurer in all of us. With bold, colourful prints, inspired by exotic locations and cultures, each season’s collection includes beautiful 70’s inspired silhouettes in bold colours and prints. Some of our favourites are the JASMINE ARLO JUMPSUIT, the Lotus Sylvie dress, and the Mumbai Tina Dress.
Oysho has a huge selection of beachwear this summer, with everything from simple beach basics to polka dot wrap dresses, embroidered tunics, and holiday classics like white linen trousers. The relaxed fit is cooling in humid weather, but doesn’t compromise on style. Pair this simple day look with slides, or add some fun accessories or heels for an evening upgrade.
Oysho, various locations in Hong Kong, www.oysho.com
Maisha Concept is an African-inspired fashion brand for the conscious consumer. The new Jaipur Chic Resort Collection collection includes a range of beautiful, breathable cotton styles, with fun prints in vibrant blue and neutral brown. We love this one-of-a-kind, wide-legged PICHOLA – JUMPSUIT for a fun fresh look.
Zara recently launched it’s beachwear collection online and it offers a gorgeous selection of cover ups, swimwear and accessories. For another cool city look, check out this flattering striped kaftan with an adjustable waist. And for something fun, this tropical shirt and shorts combo will bridge the gap between sand to sangria.
You can find bold, feminine summer styles from a huge selection of brands at Revolve. Rock a matching set for a sweet summertime look. Check out the Dahlia Shorts and matching top from Beach Riot, the Alexis Lae Crop top and shorts, or the Waves For Days Top and Take Away Shorts from Lovers + Friends.
A little white dress is the perfect way to show off your summer glow, and you can be sure to find one in every style at Shopbop, with its selection of contemporary and designer labels. Keep your daytime look simple with neutral accessories for the beach, and make a statement by night, adding a pop of colour! We’re particularly into the Cosmo Dress above from Cupcakes and Cashmere, the Hartli cover up by Milly, and the Wrap Ruffle Mini Dress by Kos Resort.
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Featured image via Mister Zimmi, all other images via respective brands.