Summer is on its way and we’re starting to book our getaways for the upcoming months, so when better to create our SS’22 wishlist? Jetting away is an exciting time in itself but for most it’ll be our first trip away since the pandemic and travel restrictions, so the packing struggle is real! Not sure what’s going in your suitcase? Here’s what the Black White Denim team is lusting over this season for added inspiration…
“My upcoming holiday to Cyprus will be my first trip abroad in three years so I’m super excited but also feel out of sync with creating a capsule holiday wardrobe! My go-to essential this holiday season will be coordinating sets and two pieces that can be paired together but also worn separately by either adding a tank top or jeans for an easy-going but on-trend style. I really love Faithfull The Brand’s Arden shirt and Elva shorts in the matching Martie green stripe print and have already reserved their spot in my case! I’d wear them over a bikini and add Arizona Love sandals for a beach day and then for the evening I’d swap out the matching shorts for jeans, perfect for heading to the bar!”
“For me booking my first trip abroad came along with (of course) excitement but strangely a new-found anxiety of navigating all things like Covid restrictions, airport wait times and simply not getting ill before the trip. Whilst having all of these extra things to consider and think about, when picking my holiday essentials I want ease, timeless style and versatility! Throw-on sandals are great for casual beach days but for evening meals I love Shoe Biz Copenhagen’s sandal options for combining quality and luxe style. The Vino Vaqueta sandals are a fave of mine and even better, they come in two colours so one less decision to make – I’ll take both! When planning outfits for trips away I like to make sure I’m picking pieces that are versatile enough to get my wear out of away in the sun but also here in the UK. I’m eyeing up Summery Copenhagen for this year’s staple dress – the Rose dress in Whisper White & Provence is both versatile and timeless with options to dress up by adding heeled sandals or dress down with a denim jacket. Just add a sun-kissed tan and cocktail to complete the look…”
“This year I’ll be searching for some UK sunshine and booking weekend staycations, so my packing needs to be versatile enough to keep up with our lovely British weather! Finding the perfect pair of shorts is always tricky but there’s nothing worse than having no shorts options on a roasting hot day. Last year we stocked the Agolde Parker shorts but I found they were too short for UK wear (more for a beach destination), thankfully this year we managed to get our hands on the Agolde Parker Long short which is the ideal length for day-to-day dressing in the heat! I love the ‘Lucid’ dark black wash and longer length because it adds to the ease of dressing for the unpredictability of UK summertime. I’ve been loving the all-new Arizona Love sandals this season, the Trekky Rope sandals in Green are my absolute favourite and would match the shorts perfectly!”
“The countdown is on for my summer holidays, not just one but two getaways – Greece and Marbella! After not jetting away for the last few years I’m claiming this years summer as one for the history books! I love finding investment pieces for going away because I know I’ll get plenty of wear from them all-year round. Everyone needs a pair of staple sunnies and this year has been all about the brand Anine Bing – so why not combine the two? The Anine Bing Napa sunglasses in black are at the top of my list! Another staple is the perfect chunky sneaker, ideal for travelling in, practical for holiday adventuring and an all-round must-have. Axel Arigato’s Marathon Runner in White & Blue combines the classic white runner sneaker with a flash of sky blue for added pop of colour and flair! Time to squeeze my case shut…”
“I’m looking forward to exploring some new cities this summer, so not only do I need to pack stylishly but I need to pack practically! A comfy pair of trainers are a must for every city break and the comfort of a classic Veja trainer can’t be beaten. The Veja X Marni V-10 in Marsala is my must-have style for the season, detailed in a stand-out scribble print combined with Veja’s renowned comfort and quality. I would pair these with Faithfull The Brand’s Shivka mini dress in black for casual daytime dates and shopping trips (plus it’s laid-back enough to let the shoes take centre stage)! Any city break recommendations?”
Hopefully our wish lists have given you some SS’22 inspiration and we hope you have a lovely summer!
With love, from the BWD team x