The following 5 items are essential for the upcoming Summer season. The secret is simplicity and neutrality.

  1. Everyday Tote

This tote can be used to carry all your necessities, and be easily adapted to any outfit. Find your preferred design at the nearest CottonOn Store (online or physical), with a percentage of your purchase going towards the CottonOn Foundation – a body aimed at empowering youth around the world through educational opportunities.  

2. Pair of Sunnies

Finding a pair of preferred, everyday sunglasses ties a whole look together. Depending on your budget, you can easily thrift a pair of sunnies at a variety of local thrift stores found here, or rely on established brands with prices ranging anywhere from as little as R179.00 to R2000+.

3. Slides or Strappy Sandals

Change out those home slippers and sneakers for a simplistic and trendy pair of slides or strappy sandals. Comfortable and neutral, this item goes with any outfit and is suited for running errands or attending brunches with friends. The pair pictured above retails for R350 at H&M’s physical stores around the country. Alternatively, browse slides & sandals for women here, and men flip flops here.

4. Wide brimmed sunhat or baseball cap

Due to the sun rays getting harsher due to climate change, a wide brimmed sunhat or baseball cap (the bigger, the better) is essential to protect your skin from the harmful UV rays. Pair this essential item with sunblock of SPF15 or higher, and you’re all set for Summer!

5. Mask

During the uncertainty of COVID-19, the one constant has been the importance of a mask. This seemingly “boring” item has the ability to prevent you from contracting a whole virus! The only styling tips for this summer essential is ensuring that it covers your nose and mouth (yes, both).