These are the five items that I need RN to update my summer wardrobe.

Gucci hat and sunglasses chains and colourful makeup to update my wardrobe.

Step by step, we are all getting back to our daily routines, which means I started looking for new items to update my summer wardrobe. Shops and restaurants are open, and I am meeting a few friends. Although I am still doing home-office,  I’ve met some work colleagues and clients. However, I am not ready to go back shopping as I did before. I mean, I don’t want to go to a shop full of people and try on clothes or shoes that were tried before by someone else. Is it safe? Nobody knows. Paranoia? Can’t say, it is just too early for me to loosen up hygiene measures. 

Having said that, online shops are my only and favourite choice.

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1- Sunglasses Chain

It looks like chains are everywhere; in bags (ask Bottega Veneta), shoes, and chunky ones around the necks. But Gucci nailed it when the Italian fashion house came out with these chunky plastic chains to hold sunglasses or even reading glasses.  It’s chic, modern and I need one of these items to update my summer wardrobe.

2- Teva and Co

I will buy the original Teva hiking sandals instead of those of luxury brands. Teva is affordable, and I won’t feel super guilty if I decide I don’t want this look anymore next year. But hiking sandals with dresses, skirt or tailored trousers will definitely give a contemporary taste to my outfits.  

3- Beaded necklaces

Chains with colourful little stones in different sizes and lengths are so ’90s surfing style. I need them to fulfil my nostalgia from weekends on the beach in Brazil.  

4- Colourful makeup

Even with half of my face behind a protective mask, I sill have room to play with my eyes. This year, the eyeshadows come in gorgeous colour palettes, bright and joyful. I’ll have my Lucy Boyton moment.

5- Bucket Hat

I go out for a walk every day, and a hat is a must. Not only my sun protection cream should do the hard work to keep my skin safe from pigmentation. Fabric bucket hats are a super option for an urban spring/summer. And it’s a refreshing option to the classic and chic straw hat.  Wear it with dresses, of course, but they are perfect for pants suits.