The fashion items we absolutely love this month

August is all about enjoying the last of the summer, and with lockdown easing, there’s plenty to enjoy. Style-wise, it’s about comfort and quality, with a little sparkle thrown in…

Absolutely London’s August Style Wishlist

Summer silk

Olivia Von Halle’s silk dresses glide along the skin like a dream. We love this burnt orange slip with a bold panther print and super-flattering cowl neckline; wear to summer drinks with heeled sandals; £395

Hot stuff

Evermore has collaborated with east London ceramicist Kana to create a pair of gorgeous limited edition candles, perfect for al fresco evenings. The hand-thrown bowl can be reused once the candle has been burned; £125

Go fish

Alexandra Hakim’s sustainable jewellery collection, No More Fish In The Sea, raises awareness of sea pollution and its impact on local fishing communities. Made from debris found in fishermen’s nets along the Lebanese coastline, it features hooks, natural pearls and recycled metals; from $100

Shell life

Bring the beach home and add a touch of California-cool to your coffee table with this ceramic clam shell by Matilda Goad, handmade in England. Fill with fresh fruit for a boho bowl that doubles up as decor; £190

Step up

Handmade using artisanal techniques in Italy, Essen’s leather shoes are chic and outrageously comfortable. The Foundation is the perfect everyday flat, available in a variety of colours, from jazzy silver to sky blue. €169

No scrubs

Holistic London’s Relax & Sleep bath salts combine neroli, chamomile and lavender with epsom and pink Himalayan salts to remove toxins while calming the body. Plus they’re natural, vegan and cruelty-free; £16

Cotton queen

We’re in love with this 100% cotton Greta dress from Molly Goddard’s high summer collection. Not only will it keep you cool during warm days, but the statement collar will also get you plenty of Zoom compliments; £900

Gold rush

German designer Paula Knorr’s SS20 collection exudes feminine glamour, with shimmering asymmetrical silhouettes sure to turn heads. £775

Clutch on

Made from old plastic bottles, this clementine pouch bag is part of Anya Hindmarch’s I Am Not A Plastic Bag campaign, launched in 2007 to spark a debate about plastic use, which is still going on today; £195

Eye spy

These ivory sunglasses ooze 1950s French Riviera glamour, with a cat-eye shape designed to highlight cheekbones. The ivory shade will show off your tan and look spectacular with gold earrings; £197

Like this? Check out our trial of Hurr, the Airbnb of fashion