R29 Style Picks: Everything We Want To Wear In August

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August is a bit of a funny month. Granted, it doesn’t quite mark the arrival of autumn but it is the point where you realise your Hot Girl Summer doesn't have that long left. Happily, everything in England is now open with little to no restrictions, meaning there are endless ways to spend the remaining sunny days.

Now that big events are back on the agenda, the thought of having to put together an 'out out' outfit feels a tad overwhelming. Perhaps you're wondering whether you can still walk in heels or mulling over the need for a bra; either way, the apprehension associated with post-lockdown dressing is a ride we've come to know well.

But regardless of whether you’re making a beeline for the club or keeping things casual, August is a time for fun-filled dressing. Over the last few weeks Team R29 has beaten the heat with floaty frocks and roomy dungarees (while keeping a trusty pair of boots close by in case of torrential downpours). As we step into a new month, we’re turning our attention towards neon bucket hats, baggy Bermudas and much, much more.

To take a look at everything Team R29 is lusting after this August, click through the slideshow ahead...

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<strong>Anna Jay, Art Director</strong>
Anna Jay, Art Director
I just love the simplicity of this necklace and So Just Shop does lots for positive social change. <br><br><strong>So Just Shop</strong> Gold 'Kavita' Necklace, $, available at <a href="https://frankly.store/collections/jewellery/products/gold-kavita-necklace" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Frankly" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Frankly</a>
I just love the simplicity of this necklace and So Just Shop does lots for positive social change.

So Just Shop Gold 'Kavita' Necklace, $, available at Frankly
I’ve become a full-time swimsuit wearer – see ya, miss-sized top and bottom bikinis. This check one from Arket is a real keeper and would look cute worn as a top too. <br><br><strong>Arket</strong> Seersucker Swimsuit, $, available at <a href="https://www.arket.com/en_gbp/women/swimwear/product.seersucker-swimsuit-black.0971493001.html" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Arket" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Arket</a>
I’ve become a full-time swimsuit wearer – see ya, miss-sized top and bottom bikinis. This check one from Arket is a real keeper and would look cute worn as a top too.

Arket Seersucker Swimsuit, $, available at Arket
I clicked buy so quickly on these, they are the perfect everyday sandal (alongside Birks, of course). <br><br><strong>St. Agni</strong> Gio Two-tone Leather Slingback Sandals, $, available at <a href="https://www.net-a-porter.com/en-gb/shop/product/st-agni/net-sustain-gio-two-tone-leather-slingback-sandals/1321491" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Net-A-Porter" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Net-A-Porter</a>
I clicked buy so quickly on these, they are the perfect everyday sandal (alongside Birks, of course).

St. Agni Gio Two-tone Leather Slingback Sandals, $, available at Net-A-Porter
<strong>Jacqueline Kilikita, Senior Beauty Editor</strong>
Jacqueline Kilikita, Senior Beauty Editor
I’m not much of a skirt person but shorts I can definitely do. I love this laid-back and floaty, two-tone pair, which I’d team with an oversized tee, lots of gold jewellery and chunky sandals.<br><br><strong>& Other Stories</strong> Two-Tone Terry Shorts, $, available at <a href="https://www.stories.com/en_gbp/clothing/shorts/product.two-tone-terry-shorts-black.1011739001.html" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:& Other Stories" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">& Other Stories</a>
I’m not much of a skirt person but shorts I can definitely do. I love this laid-back and floaty, two-tone pair, which I’d team with an oversized tee, lots of gold jewellery and chunky sandals.

& Other Stories Two-Tone Terry Shorts, $, available at & Other Stories
This side-slit knitted dress would be perfect for summer evenings when the temperature drops. It’d go well with a pair of barely there sandals or my trusty Dr. Martens if I wanted to toughen it up.<br><br><strong>Mango</strong> Side Slit Knit Dress, $, available at <a href="https://shop.mango.com/gb/women/dresses-and-jumpsuits-knitwear/side-slit-knit-dress_17092887.html" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Mango" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Mango</a>
This side-slit knitted dress would be perfect for summer evenings when the temperature drops. It’d go well with a pair of barely there sandals or my trusty Dr. Martens if I wanted to toughen it up.

Mango Side Slit Knit Dress, $, available at Mango
What can I say? I love a chunky shoe! I’m into the burgundy sole and the leather looks really soft and comfy. I feel like they’re going to become my go-to pair this summer.<br><br><strong>Staud</strong> Fly Leather Platform Sandals, $, available at <a href="https://www.net-a-porter.com/en-gb/shop/product/staud/fly-leather-platform-sandals/1335265" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Net-A-Porter" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Net-A-Porter</a>
What can I say? I love a chunky shoe! I’m into the burgundy sole and the leather looks really soft and comfy. I feel like they’re going to become my go-to pair this summer.

Staud Fly Leather Platform Sandals, $, available at Net-A-Porter
<strong>Alicia Lansom, Editorial Assistant</strong>
Alicia Lansom, Editorial Assistant
After watching a string of viral <a href="https://www.tiktok.com/@nick.luisi/video/6945483148927044870?lang=en&is_copy_url=1&is_from_webapp=v1" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:driving TikToks" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">driving TikToks</a> a while back, I set my sights on owning a silky scarf. This one is big enough to work as both a bandana and a tie top so I'm calling it a 2-4-1 investment.<br><br><strong>Jakke</strong> Annabel Scarf Green Stripe, $, available at <a href="https://jakke.co.uk/products/annabel-scarf-green-stripe?variant=39398665093200" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Jakke" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Jakke</a>
After watching a string of viral driving TikToks a while back, I set my sights on owning a silky scarf. This one is big enough to work as both a bandana and a tie top so I'm calling it a 2-4-1 investment.

Jakke Annabel Scarf Green Stripe, $, available at Jakke
Chunky hoops are one of the world's best inventions IMO. I normally classify myself as a silver jewellery person but for summer I'm leaning into glistening gold, starting with these chubby beauties. <br><br><strong>Missoma</strong> Mini Chubby Hoop Earrings, $, available at <a href="https://uk.missoma.com/products/chubby-mini-hoop-earrings?variant=39356245442663" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Missoma" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Missoma</a>
Chunky hoops are one of the world's best inventions IMO. I normally classify myself as a silver jewellery person but for summer I'm leaning into glistening gold, starting with these chubby beauties.

Missoma Mini Chubby Hoop Earrings, $, available at Missoma
Don't worry, I'm not stepping into autumn just yet. This khaki polo dress is actually surprisingly lightweight and will add to my slowly growing collection of clothes that aren't black. Hooray!<br><br><strong>Ted Baker</strong> PILEEPA Polo midi dress, $, available at <a href="https://www.tedbaker.com/uk/Womens/Clothing/Dresses/PILEEPA-Polo-midi-dress-Khaki/p/255915-KHAKI" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Ted Baker London" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Ted Baker London</a>
Don't worry, I'm not stepping into autumn just yet. This khaki polo dress is actually surprisingly lightweight and will add to my slowly growing collection of clothes that aren't black. Hooray!

Ted Baker PILEEPA Polo midi dress, $, available at Ted Baker London
<strong>Vicky Spratt, Features Editor</strong>
Vicky Spratt, Features Editor
A neon orange crochet bucket hat. I refuse to explain this. It speaks for itself. <br><br><strong>Arket</strong> Crochet Hat, $, available at <a href="https://www.arket.com/en_gbp/women/bags-accessories/product.crochet-hat-orange.1004256001.html" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Arket" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Arket</a>
A neon orange crochet bucket hat. I refuse to explain this. It speaks for itself.

Arket Crochet Hat, $, available at Arket
Okay, firstly, I don’t think you can have too many pairs of Converse hi-tops. Secondly, these are lilac (well, according to Converse they’re the colour of 'Himalayan Salt'). They should make up for the fact that everything else I wear is either black or white.<br><br><strong>Converse</strong> Chuck Taylor All Star 70 Hi W Himalayan Salt, $, available at <a href="https://goodhoodstore.com/products/converse-chuck-taylor-all-star-70-hi-w-himalayan-salt-womens-aw21" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Goodhood" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Goodhood</a>
Okay, firstly, I don’t think you can have too many pairs of Converse hi-tops. Secondly, these are lilac (well, according to Converse they’re the colour of 'Himalayan Salt'). They should make up for the fact that everything else I wear is either black or white.

Converse Chuck Taylor All Star 70 Hi W Himalayan Salt, $, available at Goodhood
Is this the LBD to end all LBDs? Quite possibly. Amina Muaddi is a footwear designer and this dress is the result of her collaboration with hosiery staple Wolford. It drapes and ruches in all the right places. If I could justify another LBD, I would buy it. <br><br><strong>AMINA MUADDI X WOLFORD</strong> Draped Stretch-jersey Mini Dress, $, available at <a href="https://www.selfridges.com/GB/en/cat/amina-muaddi-x-wolford-draped-stretch-jersey-mini-dress_R03802242/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Selfridges" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Selfridges</a>
Is this the LBD to end all LBDs? Quite possibly. Amina Muaddi is a footwear designer and this dress is the result of her collaboration with hosiery staple Wolford. It drapes and ruches in all the right places. If I could justify another LBD, I would buy it.

AMINA MUADDI X WOLFORD Draped Stretch-jersey Mini Dress, $, available at Selfridges
<strong>Kristine Romano, Junior Designer</strong>
Kristine Romano, Junior Designer
Even though my bralettes have barely seen the light of day since pre-pandemic, I’ve been eyeing this beautiful, hand-dyed piece. I love that it’s handmade and it looks super comfy too.<br><br><strong>Or Else</strong> Bralette Green, $, available at <a href="https://www.orelselabel.com/product/bralette-green/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Or Else" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Or Else</a>
Even though my bralettes have barely seen the light of day since pre-pandemic, I’ve been eyeing this beautiful, hand-dyed piece. I love that it’s handmade and it looks super comfy too.

Or Else Bralette Green, $, available at Or Else
From the roomy fit to the long length, shorts don’t get more perfect than these. I don’t often gravitate towards coloured denim but this particular shade of yellow feels like summer. <br><br><strong>Lucy & Yak</strong> Bonnie Short - Buttercup, $, available at <a href="https://lucyandyak.com/collections/all-bottoms/products/bonnie-shorts-in-lemon-meringue-yellow" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Lucy & Yak" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Lucy & Yak</a>
From the roomy fit to the long length, shorts don’t get more perfect than these. I don’t often gravitate towards coloured denim but this particular shade of yellow feels like summer.

Lucy & Yak Bonnie Short - Buttercup, $, available at Lucy & Yak
I’m definitely a ‘less is more’ type of gal when it comes to leaving the house – I hate being weighed down by my bag. This corduroy sling-tote is a dream and perfectly sized for all my essentials.<br><br><strong>Strome</strong> Limited Edition Sling-tote / Thistle, $, available at <a href="https://www.stromelondon.com/shop/p/sling-tote/thistle" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Strome" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Strome</a>
I’m definitely a ‘less is more’ type of gal when it comes to leaving the house – I hate being weighed down by my bag. This corduroy sling-tote is a dream and perfectly sized for all my essentials.

Strome Limited Edition Sling-tote / Thistle, $, available at Strome
<strong>Sadhbh O'Sullivan, Health & Living Writer</strong>
Sadhbh O'Sullivan, Health & Living Writer
Technically we don’t have to wear masks anymore but that’s not going to stop me doing it for my own peace of mind. In any case I’m enjoying them doubling up as a colourful accent to my outfits.<br><br><strong>Rosana Exposito</strong> Reusable Cloth Face Mask, $, available at <a href="https://www.wearthlondon.com/handmade-reusable-face-mask" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Wearth London" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Wearth London</a>
Technically we don’t have to wear masks anymore but that’s not going to stop me doing it for my own peace of mind. In any case I’m enjoying them doubling up as a colourful accent to my outfits.

Rosana Exposito Reusable Cloth Face Mask, $, available at Wearth London
So I know the world is opening up again but all I really want is another set of pyjamas. This is the prime time to invest in a made-to-order, ethically sourced linen pyjama set. I love the many potential colourways available here.<br><br><strong>mantaikotai</strong> Linen pyjamas, $, available at <a href="https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/973482495/lima-pyjamas-linen-pyjamas-linen-pjs" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Etsy" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Etsy</a>
So I know the world is opening up again but all I really want is another set of pyjamas. This is the prime time to invest in a made-to-order, ethically sourced linen pyjama set. I love the many potential colourways available here.

mantaikotai Linen pyjamas, $, available at Etsy
Ohhhh this dress. I am infatuated with this dress. I have no need or real reason for it except for the fact that it reminds me that behind the storms and the dark clouds, blue skies are always there. This dress feels like remembering the blue sky.<br><br><strong>Yolke</strong> Beatrice Dress Tulip Print, $, available at <a href="https://www.yolke.co.uk/products/womens-floral-dress-tulip-print" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Yolke" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Yolke</a>
Ohhhh this dress. I am infatuated with this dress. I have no need or real reason for it except for the fact that it reminds me that behind the storms and the dark clouds, blue skies are always there. This dress feels like remembering the blue sky.

Yolke Beatrice Dress Tulip Print, $, available at Yolke
<strong>Georgia Murray, Fashion Editor</strong>
Georgia Murray, Fashion Editor
I, like every other lockdown cliche, have discovered the joy of cycling. I haven’t braved any main roads but pootling around south London’s backstreets on my two-wheeled steed gives me the same freeing feeling as dancing or swimming. Alas, none of my flared jeans are suitable to wear (chain, oil etc.), so I go for leggings instead. This pair from Tala is such a fun colour (I wear oversized band tees, tank tops and men’s shirts with mine), eco-friendly and breathable. I wear them as much on the old bike as I do for a 5k around the park. <br><br><strong>Tala</strong> Zinnia Legging, $, available at <a href="https://www.wearetala.com/collections/leggings/products/the-zinnia-legging-baby-blue" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Tala" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Tala</a>
I, like every other lockdown cliche, have discovered the joy of cycling. I haven’t braved any main roads but pootling around south London’s backstreets on my two-wheeled steed gives me the same freeing feeling as dancing or swimming. Alas, none of my flared jeans are suitable to wear (chain, oil etc.), so I go for leggings instead. This pair from Tala is such a fun colour (I wear oversized band tees, tank tops and men’s shirts with mine), eco-friendly and breathable. I wear them as much on the old bike as I do for a 5k around the park.

Tala Zinnia Legging, $, available at Tala
Besides my trusty Birkenstocks and Crocs (I know, I know, but I’m converted!), I’ve only worn one style of footwear since lockdown: the canvas shoe. Whether it’s my Keds, Converse, Novestas or Vans, there’s something so simple about the breathable and comfortable plimsoll that feels appropriate right now. Enter my next favourite: Superga’s classic 2490 COTU style in golden yellow. I’ll be wearing with white jeans and ringer tees for a ‘70s summer look.<br><br><strong>Superga</strong> 2490 Cotu, $, available at <a href="https://www.superga.co.uk/item/2460/Superga/2490-COTU-Yellow-Golden.html?" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Superga" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Superga</a>
Besides my trusty Birkenstocks and Crocs (I know, I know, but I’m converted!), I’ve only worn one style of footwear since lockdown: the canvas shoe. Whether it’s my Keds, Converse, Novestas or Vans, there’s something so simple about the breathable and comfortable plimsoll that feels appropriate right now. Enter my next favourite: Superga’s classic 2490 COTU style in golden yellow. I’ll be wearing with white jeans and ringer tees for a ‘70s summer look.

Superga 2490 Cotu, $, available at Superga
I wore this slip dress from sustainable Australian brand St. Agni on my birthday in June and felt the best I had since lockdown began. I usually avoid slip dresses due to the lack of boob support but hidden seams in this one kept me comfortable going bra-free. <br><br><strong>St. Agni</strong> Anouk Silk Slip Dress, $, available at <a href="https://www.brownsfashion.com/uk/shopping/st-agni-anouk-silk-slip-dress-15045761" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Browns" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Browns</a>
I wore this slip dress from sustainable Australian brand St. Agni on my birthday in June and felt the best I had since lockdown began. I usually avoid slip dresses due to the lack of boob support but hidden seams in this one kept me comfortable going bra-free.

St. Agni Anouk Silk Slip Dress, $, available at Browns
<strong>Anna Jay, Art Director</strong>
Anna Jay, Art Director
I'm patiently waiting for these to come back into stock. I’ll wear them under dresses for long days in the park, and for the long cycle rides I’ve discovered in lockdown.<br><br><strong>Girlfriend Collective</strong> Bike Stretch Shorts, $, available at <a href="https://www.net-a-porter.com/en-gb/shop/product/girlfriend-collective/bike-stretch-shorts/1260791" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Net-A-Porter" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Net-A-Porter</a>
I'm patiently waiting for these to come back into stock. I’ll wear them under dresses for long days in the park, and for the long cycle rides I’ve discovered in lockdown.

Girlfriend Collective Bike Stretch Shorts, $, available at Net-A-Porter
I’m really not thinking about buying clothes at the moment but looking ahead to the next season, I definitely have a gap for a good straight trouser and these (elasticated! waist!) fit the bill perfectly. <br><br><strong>Everlane</strong> The Easy Straight Leg Chino, $, available at <a href="https://www.everlane.com/products/womens-easy-straight-leg-chino-black" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Everlane" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Everlane</a>
I’m really not thinking about buying clothes at the moment but looking ahead to the next season, I definitely have a gap for a good straight trouser and these (elasticated! waist!) fit the bill perfectly.

Everlane The Easy Straight Leg Chino, $, available at Everlane
If I’m going to have to start doing more than 300 steps a day now we’re out more, I’d prefer to do so in these dream cloudlike sneaks. <br><br><strong>VEJA</strong> Venturi Trainers, $, available at <a href="https://www.arket.com/en_dkk/women/shoes/product.veja-venturi-trainers-black.0841294001.html" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Arket" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Arket</a>
If I’m going to have to start doing more than 300 steps a day now we’re out more, I’d prefer to do so in these dream cloudlike sneaks.

VEJA Venturi Trainers, $, available at Arket
<strong>Alicia Lansom, Editorial Assistant</strong>
Alicia Lansom, Editorial Assistant
Being 5'2 makes it virtually impossible to find a short dress that doesn’t fall below my knees. This month I have set myself the task of finding a mini dress that won’t end up wrapping my legs in metres of fabric. Hopefully this lilac number was made with short people in mind.<br><br><strong>Stradivarius</strong> Short Swiss Embroidery Dress, $, available at <a href="https://www.stradivarius.com/gb/woman/clothing/shop-by-product/dresses/view-all/short-swiss-embroidery-dress-c1020035501p301791566.html?" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Stradivarius" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Stradivarius</a>
Being 5'2 makes it virtually impossible to find a short dress that doesn’t fall below my knees. This month I have set myself the task of finding a mini dress that won’t end up wrapping my legs in metres of fabric. Hopefully this lilac number was made with short people in mind.

Stradivarius Short Swiss Embroidery Dress, $, available at Stradivarius
No matter how hard I try to get away, black sandals always pull me back in. This Vagabond pair meets my criteria of being both chunky and comfy, meaning they’ll be perfect for wandering around my local park all summer.<br><br><strong>Vagabond</strong> Black Leather Sandals, $, available at <a href="https://vagabond.com/gb/ERIN-4932-101-20" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Vagabond" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Vagabond</a>
No matter how hard I try to get away, black sandals always pull me back in. This Vagabond pair meets my criteria of being both chunky and comfy, meaning they’ll be perfect for wandering around my local park all summer.

Vagabond Black Leather Sandals, $, available at Vagabond
I fell in love with this choker when I realised it looked like a very fancy (and inedible) candy necklace. Created with sustainably sourced pearls, this would be the perfect addition to any of my summer staycation outfits.<br><br><strong>Olivia & Pearl</strong> Keshi Choker, $, available at <a href="https://oliviaandpearl.com/products/keshi-choker-necklace-white" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Olivia & Pearl" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Olivia & Pearl</a>
I fell in love with this choker when I realised it looked like a very fancy (and inedible) candy necklace. Created with sustainably sourced pearls, this would be the perfect addition to any of my summer staycation outfits.

Olivia & Pearl Keshi Choker, $, available at Olivia & Pearl
<strong>Sadhbh O'Sullivan, Health & Living Writer</strong>
Sadhbh O'Sullivan, Health & Living Writer
I haven’t worn any shoes that aren’t slippers or Birkenstocks since March and probably never will again. So I want some ethically made fun socks to pair with my beat-up Birks.<br><br><strong>Rapanui</strong> Women's Bamboo Socks, $, available at <a href="https://rapanuiclothing.com/product/women-s-bamboo-socks-3-pack/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Rapanui" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Rapanui</a>
I haven’t worn any shoes that aren’t slippers or Birkenstocks since March and probably never will again. So I want some ethically made fun socks to pair with my beat-up Birks.

Rapanui Women's Bamboo Socks, $, available at Rapanui
These may not be super summery but I love the fit, colour and quality of these high-waisted jeans from Lucy and Yak. Perfect for the less warm summer days. I’ve been a big fan of the brand from afar for its ethical and organic credentials. I just haven’t bought (yet), partly because I haven’t got around to it and partly because I would love for the brand to expand its size range further. <a href="https://www.refinery29.com/en-gb/plus-size-fast-fashion-sustainability" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Plus-size people want ethical fashion too" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Plus-size people want ethical fashion too</a>! <br><br><strong>Lucy & Yak</strong> ‘Addison' High Waisted Organic Cotton Twill Jeans, $, available at <a href="https://lucyandyak.com/collections/all-bottoms/products/addison-high-waisted-organic-cotton-twill-jeans-in-petrol-blue" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Lucy & Yak" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Lucy & Yak</a>
These may not be super summery but I love the fit, colour and quality of these high-waisted jeans from Lucy and Yak. Perfect for the less warm summer days. I’ve been a big fan of the brand from afar for its ethical and organic credentials. I just haven’t bought (yet), partly because I haven’t got around to it and partly because I would love for the brand to expand its size range further. Plus-size people want ethical fashion too!

Lucy & Yak ‘Addison' High Waisted Organic Cotton Twill Jeans, $, available at Lucy & Yak
All I really want in life is to waft around in a linen dress. So I should probably get a really good one – like this one!<br><br><strong>Toast</strong> Cotton Linen Workwear Dress, $, available at <a href="https://www.toa.st/uk/product/womens+dresses+and+tunics/c1pbf/cotton+linen+workwear+dress.htm?" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Toast" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Toast</a>
All I really want in life is to waft around in a linen dress. So I should probably get a really good one – like this one!

Toast Cotton Linen Workwear Dress, $, available at Toast
<strong>Vicky Spratt, Features Editor</strong>
Vicky Spratt, Features Editor
Life is just one long search for the perfect leopard print. Here is a fine example. I’m going camping with some pals which, in honesty, isn’t really my thing. But if I were wearing this bikini top, I think I would probably just about be able to cope with the lack of hot water. Probably. <br><br><strong>Fisch</strong> Grenadins Leopard-Print Underwired Bikini Top, $, available at <a href="https://www.net-a-porter.com/en-gb/shop/product/fisch/net-sustain-grenadins-leopard-print-underwired-bikini-top/1140307?" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Net-A-Porter" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Net-A-Porter</a>
Life is just one long search for the perfect leopard print. Here is a fine example. I’m going camping with some pals which, in honesty, isn’t really my thing. But if I were wearing this bikini top, I think I would probably just about be able to cope with the lack of hot water. Probably.

Fisch Grenadins Leopard-Print Underwired Bikini Top, $, available at Net-A-Porter
I am currently devastated because my favourite pair of vintage Levi’s ripped along the bum seam as I bent down to load my washing machine. Yep, that’s how exciting my life is right now. I wore them ALL THE TIME and I’m beside myself so I am probably going to shell out on a brand-new pair which, okay, won’t be faded and worn but might just live a little longer than a vintage pair. I’m really mindful of the impact denim production has on the environment so I try not to buy jeans too often but I’ll have these for a very long time (I hope). <br><br><strong>Levi's</strong> 501 High Rise Jeans, $, available at <a href="https://www.libertylondon.com/uk/501-High-Rise-Jeans-R342025006.html?" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Liberty London" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Liberty London</a>
I am currently devastated because my favourite pair of vintage Levi’s ripped along the bum seam as I bent down to load my washing machine. Yep, that’s how exciting my life is right now. I wore them ALL THE TIME and I’m beside myself so I am probably going to shell out on a brand-new pair which, okay, won’t be faded and worn but might just live a little longer than a vintage pair. I’m really mindful of the impact denim production has on the environment so I try not to buy jeans too often but I’ll have these for a very long time (I hope).

Levi's 501 High Rise Jeans, $, available at Liberty London
I could write something really wordy and pseudo-intellectual here, an ode to these hoops. But let’s be real, I just like gold hoops. I can never have enough. Sophie Buhai has, once again, nailed the perfect statement hoop which means I can be super lazy and just wear jeans and a white T-shirt while still looking like I’ve made an effort. Simple and effective. Not sure I can justify them right now because I have approx 15 pairs of gold hoops in my possession but…if I could...I would. <br><br><strong>Sophie Buhai</strong> Tiny Egg Gold Vermeil Hoops, $, available at <a href="https://www.matchesfashion.com/products/1339018?" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Matches Fashion" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Matches Fashion</a>
I could write something really wordy and pseudo-intellectual here, an ode to these hoops. But let’s be real, I just like gold hoops. I can never have enough. Sophie Buhai has, once again, nailed the perfect statement hoop which means I can be super lazy and just wear jeans and a white T-shirt while still looking like I’ve made an effort. Simple and effective. Not sure I can justify them right now because I have approx 15 pairs of gold hoops in my possession but…if I could...I would.

Sophie Buhai Tiny Egg Gold Vermeil Hoops, $, available at Matches Fashion
<strong>Jacqueline Kilikita, Beauty Editor</strong><br><br>
Jacqueline Kilikita, Beauty Editor

I’ve been looking for a shirt to combat chilly evenings for a while but they’ve all been a bit too thin or have a pattern I’m not quite into. This one looks just right and I love the muted mint green hue.<br><br><strong>Zara</strong> Overshirt With Pockets, $, available at <a href="https://www.zara.com/uk/en/overshirt-with-pockets-p07929992.html?v1=57532513&v2=1549201" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Zara" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Zara</a>
I’ve been looking for a shirt to combat chilly evenings for a while but they’ve all been a bit too thin or have a pattern I’m not quite into. This one looks just right and I love the muted mint green hue.

Zara Overshirt With Pockets, $, available at Zara
As well as my purse and phone, a good bag needs to be able to fit crisps, dip and Whispering Angel (all the important stuff). This woven shopper is summery and practical in equal measure.<br><br><strong>Joules</strong> Albury Woven Straw Shopper Bag, $, available at <a href="https://www.very.co.uk/joules-albury-woven-straw-shopper-bag-natural/1600404019.prd" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Very" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Very</a>
As well as my purse and phone, a good bag needs to be able to fit crisps, dip and Whispering Angel (all the important stuff). This woven shopper is summery and practical in equal measure.

Joules Albury Woven Straw Shopper Bag, $, available at Very
I’m not usually a dress person but I thought I’d nudge myself out of my comfort zone and buy a couple of floral dresses this summer. The thing is, they look a bit too cutesy with sandals, so I’m on the hunt for a pair of boots to toughen them up a little bit. These chunky leather Chelsea boots are perfect and they look super comfy, too.<br><br><strong>& Other Stories</strong> Chunky Leather Chelsea Boots, $, available at <a href="https://www.stories.com/en_gbp/shoes/boots/chelseaboots/product.chunky-leather-chelsea-boots-black.0893546001.html" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:& Other Stories" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">& Other Stories</a>
I’m not usually a dress person but I thought I’d nudge myself out of my comfort zone and buy a couple of floral dresses this summer. The thing is, they look a bit too cutesy with sandals, so I’m on the hunt for a pair of boots to toughen them up a little bit. These chunky leather Chelsea boots are perfect and they look super comfy, too.

& Other Stories Chunky Leather Chelsea Boots, $, available at & Other Stories
<strong>Jessica Morgan, Staff Writer</strong>
Jessica Morgan, Staff Writer
I know we said we weren’t wearing bras in lockdown but I’m at the stage where getting dressed is vital for me to feel normal, so it’s time to look after myself. This luxury bralette is the perfect treat for my boobs.<br><br><strong>Heist</strong> The Bralette, $, available at <a href="https://www.heist-studios.com/bralettes/the-bralette/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Heist" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Heist</a>
I know we said we weren’t wearing bras in lockdown but I’m at the stage where getting dressed is vital for me to feel normal, so it’s time to look after myself. This luxury bralette is the perfect treat for my boobs.

Heist The Bralette, $, available at Heist
I’ve been wanting a grey pair of New Balance since I saw someone wearing a nice pair on Instagram. Influenced? Yes. They’ll go nicely with a pastel floral dress. <br><br><strong>New Balance</strong> 574 Core, $, available at <a href="https://www.newbalance.co.uk/women/shop-by-style/574-for-women/574-core/WL574-ECP.html?dwvar_WL574-ECP_style=WL574EW#style=WL574EW&width=B" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:New Balance" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">New Balance</a>
I’ve been wanting a grey pair of New Balance since I saw someone wearing a nice pair on Instagram. Influenced? Yes. They’ll go nicely with a pastel floral dress.

New Balance 574 Core, $, available at New Balance
I love minimal jewellery and I need more rings on my fingers, obviously. <br><br><strong>All Blues</strong> Snake Ring Thick, $, available at <a href="https://allblues.se/shop/snake-ring-thick-carved-gold" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:All Blues" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">All Blues</a>
I love minimal jewellery and I need more rings on my fingers, obviously.

All Blues Snake Ring Thick, $, available at All Blues
<strong>Kristine Romano, Photo & Design Assistant</strong>
Kristine Romano, Photo & Design Assistant
I love all things puff-sleeved. Dresses, shirts, jumpers…you name it! This top would likely replace the plain white tee in my wardrobe. <br><br><strong>Monki</strong> Balloon Sleeve Top, $, available at <a href="https://www.monki.com/en_gbp/clothing/tops/product.balloon-sleeve-top-white.0898215001.html" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Monki" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Monki</a>
I love all things puff-sleeved. Dresses, shirts, jumpers…you name it! This top would likely replace the plain white tee in my wardrobe.

Monki Balloon Sleeve Top, $, available at Monki
My bike shorts have definitely seen better days so I figure it’ll be time to invest in a more long-wearing pair soon. This pair by Prism can be worn as sportswear, swimwear or shapewear and fit UK sizes 6-16 in one. I love multi-use garments but I especially love that these will adapt to my body, not constrict it.<br><br><strong>Prism London</strong> Open Minded Shorts, $, available at <a href="https://prismlondon.com/collections/prism-squared-bottoms/products/open-minded-shorts-black" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Prism London" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Prism London</a>
My bike shorts have definitely seen better days so I figure it’ll be time to invest in a more long-wearing pair soon. This pair by Prism can be worn as sportswear, swimwear or shapewear and fit UK sizes 6-16 in one. I love multi-use garments but I especially love that these will adapt to my body, not constrict it.

Prism London Open Minded Shorts, $, available at Prism London
If I ever trade up my trainers for sandals, it will be because of these! I am fully here for the <a href="https://www.refinery29.com/en-gb/fisherman-sandals-trend" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:fisherman sandal trend" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">fisherman sandal trend</a>. I also just love a good pair of Docs. These are perfectly breezy for summer but also provide enough coverage that I can wear them into autumn (or maybe even winter if I’m feeling adventurous) by pairing them with some socks.<br><br><strong>Dr Martens</strong> Leather Fisherman Sandals, $, available at <a href="https://www.drmartens.com/uk/en_gb/p/24830001" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:DR MARTENS" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">DR MARTENS</a>
If I ever trade up my trainers for sandals, it will be because of these! I am fully here for the fisherman sandal trend. I also just love a good pair of Docs. These are perfectly breezy for summer but also provide enough coverage that I can wear them into autumn (or maybe even winter if I’m feeling adventurous) by pairing them with some socks.

Dr Martens Leather Fisherman Sandals, $, available at DR MARTENS

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