THE EDIT: MIDSUMMER REFRESH

Inject new energy into your summertime frolics with these cheerful and playful accessories

21 August, 2020

Celebrate being out and about by treating yourself to a covetable new accessory (or two), for a midsummer reboot that’s sure to put a spring in your step and a smile on your face.


UP YOUR A-GAME

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Camera ‘A’ bag in Mandarin Pebble, £275, Aspinal of London

Aspinal of London’s perfectly proportioned Camera ‘A’ bags come in a range of colours, but our favourite is this buttercup yellow edition, which will add a summery splash of style to any outfit. Crafted from Italian leather, and lined with durable grosgrain, it’s the ideal size to carry your daily essentials, and the cross-body strap can be detached to transform it into a contemporary evening clutch.


SHE SELLS SEASHELLS

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Shells Deep Cobalt Cream & Gold bangle, £150, Halcyon Days

The newest addition to Halcyon Days’ covetable collection of hinged enamel bangles features pretty seashell motifs applied to boldly coloured backgrounds. Wear this charming summertime accessory alone, or add it to a bracelet stack that expresses your personal style.


GO ALFRESCO

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Piccadilly Stripe 4 Person Picnic Hamper, £425, Fortnum & Mason

Make the most of the light nights and balmy weather with alfresco dining. Fortnum’s picnic hampers make it easy to haul your supper to a nearby open space, with crockery and cutlery for four people neatly stashed inside one of its iconic wicker cases. Nothing has been forgotten, with a freezable wine holder, corkscrew, insulated flask and miniature salt and pepper mills all included.


SCENT OF SUMMER

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Nectarine Blossom & Honey Cologne Pen, £26, Jo Malone London

New from fragrance specialists Jo Malone London is this handbag sized, Limited Edition Nectarine Blossom & Honey Cologne Pen. A click button on the base of the pen releases a scented gel that can be applied to the skin using the ceramic tip for easy on-the-go applications. The sweet and fruity fragrance is the perfect olfactory accompaniment to your late summer escapades.


SWEET CHARITY

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Raphael 2M Social Distancing Bracelet in red leather with silver clasp, £155, Tateossian

Tateossian will donate £30 to NHS Charities Together, from every sale of one of its Raphael bracelets. The bracelet was designed as a way to give back to the everyday heroes who are fighting Coronavirus on the front line, and as a reminder to maintain social distancing as we adapt to our new way of life. This leather wrap, with a rhodium plated sterling silver clasp, measures two metres in length when unwound, so can be used as a guide to keeping correct distances as you go about your day. It is available in red, blue or black.


ON THE BOARDWALK

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Kensington Tan Woven Calf loafer, £465, Crockett & Jones

The perfect shoe for summertime strolls, Crockett & Jones’s Kensington loafer is a slipper-style shoe, making it easy to slip on and off should you wish to dip your toes in the sea, or feel the bare grass underfoot in the park. Its durable rubber sole is sure to put a spring in your step, while its woven calf leather upper will encase your feet in flexible and comfortable fashion.


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