Finally! Summer has arrived. But let?s face it -- trying to look cool when the mercury soars above 90 degrees Fahrenheit is a chore. Luckily for you, we spend half the year in countries where 33 degrees Celsius is the norm. After years of trying to assemble the perfect warm-weather wardrobe, we finally realized: when in Rome, do as the Romans do. That means borrowing the effortless chic fashion staples the locals swear by. Here is a round up of our best summer finds from around the globe.
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Enter the world of Prymal, where founder Gabriela Viteri Crespo passionately practices the art of handmade, eco-friendly fashion. Her meticulously crafted hats come directly from Ecuador's tropical rainforest. Functional and always fashionable, these updated panama hats will keep you safe and stylish in the sun.
Regardless of whether you wrap it like a sarong or tie it as a headscarf, the must-have accessory for summer is a lightweight cotton or silk scarf. Be chic and do good in ZAANHA?s pom pom shawl. This label is devoted to sending Afghan children to school; its craftsmanship and use of on-trend patterns are as impressive as its mission.
Tote all your daily essentials in Matonyok?s hand plaited Meru palm Kikapu carryalls (?key-car-poo?) means basket in Swahili. Strong, reusable and perfect for groceries, trips to the beach or stylish storage.
The perfect alternative to the summer maxi dress, this effortless Muzungu Sisters caftan was found in Marrakech?s famed medina. Perfect for entertaining at home or a day at the beach, this jet-set staple has been favored by everyone from Elizabeth Taylor to Ashley Olsen.
Swap a basic tee for a breezy peasant blouse. Shoplatitude?s own Mexican-inspired shirt lets you channel your inner Frida Kahlo while staying cool and chic. This top can easily pair with jeans, cut offs or a pareo. This is a must- have a must have for any gypsetter.
May 07, 2014
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