Power up with cheery hues, get into the groove with sizzling surf styles, or pick from the season’s newest flex-worthy gym bags it’s your time to shine
by ARCHANA AITHAL ROSE
STEP IT UP
From sporty denim to colorful nylon, each packed with easy functionality and storage, our source of stylish gym bags is here to take you from work to workout with poise.
Stella McCartney Blue Logo Tote
Not a bulky bag girl? McCartney’s compact recycled polyester tote is well appointed with an adjustable strap and silicon top handles, offering just enough room to fit all the essentials needed for a quick sesh. $120, stellamccartney.com
See By Chloe Essential Gym Bag
With a snazzy printed cotton top featuring an all-over multicolor See By Chloe monogram, bold logo on the denim front, and drawstring closures, this backpack follows function with a hint of attitude. $245, chloe.com
It’s a new day and it’s time to celebrate the glorious return to ordinary. In the spirit of this new normal, designer Ralph Lauren traded his signature soft neutrals for bright and vibrant hues in his resort ‘22 collection. Featuring sunshine yellow pants, an emerald green crinkled silk dress, paisley print pants, reversible bombers, and soft leather jackets in bright orange, the collection’s frontrunners stood out with their meticulous tailoring and cheerful color tones.
Lustworthy accessories made an appearance in the form of RL’s new Wellington bag in brown leather and canvas. Playful ruffles made a regular appearance, be it on the front of a blouse or on a polished navy jumpsuit, while bustiers and blazers were given the luxe treatment with gold buttons. Versatile pieces in smart knits and masculine shirts, finished with clever pops of color, transitioned from dusk to dawn with ease. ralphlauren.com
Thanks to the Y2K resurgence, every cultural zeitgeist from the ‘90s has resurfaced this year in a bold way. Although surf culture has been referenced in fashion with the turn of every decade, this year, it’s a major player. Blame it on our yearning to be young and free again, devoid of societal expectations; surf style has a definitive ease to it that offers the kind of escapist fantasies just ripe for summer. From fringed straw hats to mermaid skirts, crochet bikinis to aloha dresses and tie dye tanks, this edit of au courant sartorial stunners will grant you the enviable title of surf goddess of the season.
Oscar de la Renta Banana Print Cotton-Blend Mini
This plantain-print dress in vibrant hues of zesty yellow and green crafted in stretch cotton with a bow-detailed empire waistline has us dreaming of Hawaii. $1,990, modaoperandi.com
Cult Gaia Ori Crochet Finn Metallic Cover Up Midi Skirt
The blush-toned, shimmering metallic yarn with an interesting diamond-shaped pattern keeps this crochet skirt on point with classic surf style – except with an attitude. $598, cultgaia.com
Loewe Blur Print Tank Top
An updated take on classic tie-dye, Loewe’s modern version features a subtle blur print in a sleeveless scooped neck style with the brand logo along the back. $490, loewe.com
La Double J Nectar Surf Top in Lycra
Paired with low-rise denims for the ultimate California cool vibe, or with a voluminous skirt for a fun and frothy appeal, this bright printed reversible top with a contrast lining is as versatile as they come. $325, ladoublej.com