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On Trend: The Summer Weekend Edit

On Trend: The Summer Weekend Edit

Long weekends are for lunching, brunching, lounging and lazing, hopefully in the sun, but we’ll happily make do with anywhere that isn’t the office. Wherever you plan to spend your extra day (or two) of freedom, we’ve put together an elegant accessories edit of leisurely essentials. Here’s to the last, glorious days of summer, and an elegant down-time wardrobe to match.

A mock croc black leather Saint Laurent Sunset bag

THE CLASSIC BAG

Whether you’re spending a weekend in Provence, taking some sun in the Balearics or indulging in a chic staycation in the UK, a bag is the jewel in the crown of any outfit. Channel jet-set chic with a prim and boxy Saint Laurent, or indulge in a modern, beachy vibe with a canvas tote from Burberry.

THE SUNGLASSES

Golden hour goddesses understand the power of a statement pair of shades. Even if your idyllic trip to the seaside is plagued by drizzle, sunglasses will help you (and your outfit) weather the storm by giving both a polished finish. Try Dior, Gucci and Saint Laurent for some of the most coveted styles of the season. And pray for sun.

A pair of Gucci sunglasses with square oversized metal frames
A pair of Gucci GG tan canvas and leather sliders

THE SHOES

For strolls along the beach and meanders through a Mediterranean old town, slip into something more comfortable, which Gucci’s iconic canvas double G sliders, and Saint Laurent’s YSL strappy sandals. Planning to party your way through the weekend? Go for silver in Prada’s leather mules or live the Italian high life in a pair of Giusppe Zanotti stilettos.

Photography: Matthew Brann