Hall of frames A pair of striking shades means you can easily go minimal with your outfit. These black rose shades (below; HK$7,300) by Anna-Karin Karlsson would work well with a simple white shirt and black shorts. The square-ish diamante pair (above; HK$8,800) is an option for those who like a bit of bling. Anna-Karin Karlsson is available at On Pedder, 16 Queen's Road Central, tel: 2118 3489.
Page turners A well-cut, simple shirt that works all day long is surprisingly hard to find. That was the motivation when Lindsay Narain started shirt label Vaughan. The new Bettie style, inspired by raven-haired 1950s pin-up Bettie Page, is made from easy-to-wear silk crêpe de Chine that can be tied up at the waist. The vivid colours are perfect for summer, as are the short sleeves and sheer chiffon panel at the back. Our favourites are the California Sunshine Yellow (above right) and the Bettie's Blues (above left), both of which are priced at US$98 at www.wearvaughan.com, which offers free delivery to Hong Kong.
Tribal pursuits Mara Hoffman has become a go-to brand for those looking for something a little out of the ordinary. When it comes to her beachwear, we are rather taken by these print dresses that combine geometric and tribal influences. The short cut-out dress (right; HK$2,300) would be perfect for showing off those tanned pins. Or throw on the floor-length number (far right; HK$2,350) for an informal dinner after a day at the beach. Mara Hoffman is available at Lane Crawford, IFC Mall, Central, tel: 2118 3388.