Weekly Wish List | Minimalist Summer Essentials

Whistles Aloha Handbag

Denim skirt by River Island | Cuff bangle by Kenneth Jay Lane | Lace trousers by Opening Ceremony | Blanc eau de toilette by The White Company | Off-the-shoulder camisole by Karen Millen | Maxi dress by Baukjen | Wrap shirt by Topshop | Aloha handbag by Whistles | Gladiator sandals by Somerset by Alice Temperley

What are your summer style staples? Mine are most definitely jersey maxi dresses in black or marl grey, straw handbags and delicate camisole tops. That might seem like quite a simple list, but those three essentials shape my summer wardrobe every year.

Statement straw totes are having a real moment, this season, and are all over the high street. This trend has made me very happy, and it feels like every other week I’m sharing a new “must-have” bag in the Weekly Wish List posts. So I apologise if this is getting super boring. However, I have yet another style to share: the Whistles Aloha handbag. Isn’t it lovely?

I’d pair the circular straw handbag with Baukjen’s minimalist maxi dress and Somerset by Alice Temperley’s cool gladiator sandals. But I also think the bag would look great with a retro-inspired outfit (think Emma Stone’s wardrobe in La La Land). So try pairing it with printed shirt-dresses and gingham button-downs if that look is more up your street.

Which summer style buys are topping your wish lists, this week? And how would you style the Whistles Aloha handbag? Leave a comment below to have your say…

  • I love this shirt! Even though I am usually not a shirt kind of person, asymmetry always gets me.

    • cocos_tea_party

      Yes, it’s such a cool piece!

  • I am on the hunt for a denim skirt as (I know this might come as a shock) I don’t own one… And desperately want to find one! And although it’s about to be winter where I love, I know what I’d do to cosy it up so I’m not freezing! I do love that wrap shirt, I am a huge shirt person so I adore this!! Em xx


    • cocos_tea_party

      It’s really hard to find the perfect denim skirt though, I think. Almost as tricky as finding jeans that are the perfect fit.

  • Oh great minds think alike; I ordered that Whistles tote during the week (I think it sold out in about 3 hours!) Now, I just need to book a trip to Hawaii to go with it…

    Briony xox

    • cocos_tea_party

      Oooh I can’t wait to see how you style it on Instagram xxx

  • cocos_tea_party

    Aren’t they just? I’m obsessed!