Summer just got even hotter in the style department…
We love this time of the year. The kids are out of school, the sun is shining (most of the time!) and you can soak up the vitamin D while enjoying the energetic Hong Kong summer evenings with friends and family. While hopping on a plane to explore new exotic lands is out of bounds (or at least not too easy for the moment), how about injecting a little cheer in the way of some summer style instead? Try out some new family trends, proudly wear your brightest outfits and boldest accessories, and have fun with your look! Here are some accessories that are making a huge splash this summer.
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Summer Style: Sandals And Flip Flops
For sassy parents who like to stay ahead of the curve, slip on some on-trend pool slippers. Jimmy Choo’s his and hers Leather Pool Slides will have you looking super chic while on your staycation. We’re also loving the Cuoio Vachetta leather flat sandals with crossover straps for Mama that come in a variety of hot summer tones, and these cut-out-flats by Charles & Keith that won’t put a huge dent in the credit card!
For gender-neutral kids jellies, the burnt orange Sienna Bre sandals by Liewood hit the spot, as do the Dusty Mint Monty sandals. With an easy velcro fastener ideal for little fingers, they’ll be on and off faster than you can say “ice cream!”.
If flip flops are more your thing, try a personalised option for mum and the kids. Head over to Repulse Bay and the Lavulous Workshop. With soles made in Brazil, choose to mix and match soles and straps, then customise with an extensive range of cute and bright charms.
Summer Style: Phone Cases And Lanyards
Instead of holding on to your phone for dear life around the kids (sweaty palms and slippery sunscreen = a recipe for disaster), choose to enjoy a hands-free experience with the latest fashion accessories: the phone case and lanyard.
Kids will love the adorable Park Dogs Lanyard from Cath Kidston, or how about a custom made phone sling with their name on it? Mamas can opt for a chic look if they so wish. We love Celine’s leather phone pouch and the Tory Burch CrossBody. For more colourful options, we’re crushing on these pieces from Cafune, Taizjo and this bright pink case and lanyard combination from Xou Xou that teens can reach for as well! Fun, fashionable and perfect for keeping our smartphones on you or with your kids at all times when out and about.
Dads should look out for the super stylish Tom Ford iPhone lanyard or Coach lanyard. We also love the fun and bright neck-straps that the Barrow phone case and the Dsquared2 phone cases come with! Perfect for hikes or camping trips.
Summer Style: Headbands
Always a staple at Sassy Mama HQ, the headband continues to be one of the most sought-after hair accessories for summer 2021. Ideal for taming sweaty hair! Summer headbands are coming in a number of different pastels, like these gem-encrusted Debutante bands. Bright neon headbands are also having a major moment. Pair this chunky, bright blue silk option from Prada with your summer shorts and T-shirt combo to put some serious zing in your step! Or walk on the wild side with a Leopard print knot headband by Lele Sadoughi.
For beyond cute twinning possibilities (and perfect Insta shots), local brand Tachéri has you covered. Designed for moms and their daughters, these gorgeous headbands are made with comfort in mind. There will soon be a limited collection of must-have neon wide headbands followed by denim, faux leather, pearl-encrusted and other bright coloured options as well. Summer style sorted!
Editor’s note: This post has been written by the founder of Tachéri.
Summer Style: Gold Jewellery
Nothing sets off a summer glow better than gold jewellery. Think about pairing statement pieces – this chunky bracelet and necklace set from Laura Lombardi is perfect. Or else, classic delicate pieces like simple gold hooped earrings with your sun-kissed skin tones. These clever and versatile Harper + Phoebe earrings at local jewellery brand Sempimimi allows you to wear studs in the day and then add a pendant for a more dramatic look in the evening!
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Summer Style: The Visor
Beat the heat and protect your skin with another summer craze, the visor. Make sure to get shielded in style. Whether it’s bright colours or different textures, the visor is seen in many forms this season. Buff has some great sporty options, while you can get a fashion fix with this metallic number from Beachgold. Kids can get in on the action as well, try M&S’s visor cap that is ideal for ages 6 to 13. And we wish this straw visor for tween and teens from Mango came in adult sizes!
Summer Style: Scarves And Ribbons
Whether in silk or cotton, scarves and ribbons are making a major comeback this season and popping up in different places. Think printed, bright and colourful for the summer season – and have fun with how you use them.
Perfect to wear around your head as a band, or as a bow in a topknot. Tie your favourites on your beach or tote bags, while larger fabrics can even be worn as a summer top! For mama, we love this yellow scarf from Zara, this Burberry designer number available at Lane Crawford and this floral print neckerchief by M&S. And no write-up on scarfs and ribbons would be complete if we didn’t mention the gorgeous selection from Hermès (do you have a special birthday coming up, perhaps?).
These scarf scrunchies from Cotton on add a pop of colour to little ponytails and will look super cute twinning with mama (plus, they won’t break the bank)! Guys can get on on the action as well with a pocket square that doubles up as a neckerchief or go all out with a bandana for the beach.
No summer look would be complete without a pair of cool shades! Get the lowdown on where you can get sunglasses for all the family in Hong Kong. Kids can pack their buckets and spades in this Penny Scallion Dino Rock backpack. And if mama needs a new beach bag (*raises hand*) this raffia double-handled tote with orange edging will do the trick!