Classic and yet of-the-moment, The Silver Collective is the Australian jewellery brand you should get to know, stat. Lending summer wardrobes a hit of shine, the brand’s collection of super-cool—and surprisingly affordable—minimalist pieces will elevate both your off-duty looks (think denim cut-offs and linen button-up blouses) and after-hours style.
Headed by mother-and-daughter duo Maria and Anastasia Papazoglou, the brand specialises in versatile Sterling Silver jewellery that transcends seasons. A mix of classic elegance and contemporary flourishes, the designs balance timeless style with modern detailing—think of them as heirlooms you’ll want to wear now.
Launching from home under the brand name ICONIC-STYLE in 2015, the label has since been rebranded as The Silver Collective. After two years of online business, the start-up now operates both online and from their year-old Sydney boutique.
The Silver Collective’s wide-ranging jewellery collection includes ultra-fine necklaces and chokers (perfect for layering under beach coverups or metallic party dresses), sculptural earrings and stackable rings. Despite the brand’s love of clean lines and a pared-back aesthetic, each season is crafted with unique personality. One of the brand’s best-sellers—and one of our top picks—the Pella necklace is made from an ancient gold-plated coin. Distinct in shape, it’ll add an insouciant edge to any summer look.
If you’re anything like us, the last few days have been spent frantically planning how you’ll blow your hard-earned money on the many Fourth of July sales looming ahead. And the sales this year are no joke, almost everyone is slashing their prices. We’re the first to admit we’d dedicate a chunk of time to perusing a good ‘ol fashion discount, but even we realize how difficult it is navigate the rough sale waters without missing out on a few true gems.
The secret? It all comes down to narrowing down to a specific sale and dedicating your complete focus to it. Even better — pick a specific categories to peruse at a time. Having a strategic game plan will eliminate the inevitable stress that comes from seeing too many red price tags in a row. In this case, we’re breaking down the best discounted summer shoes that Shopbop has to offer. With a big blue banner claiming “up to 70% off”, now is the time to act.
Whether you’ve been on the lookout for mini wedges in highlighter hues or that one perfect pair of minimalist slides to wear all summer, we wouldn’t advise a dilly-dally approach. Instead, check out our no-shoe-missed guide to Shopbop’s summer sale for a quick and easy shopping experience that’s sure to get you the most bang for your buck.
Maryam Nassir Zadeh Sofie Slides, $426.00 $298.20, available at Shopbop.
Tibi Scott City Sandals, $550.00$385.00, available at Shopbop.
Dolce Vita Adalea Slides, $100.00$60.00, available at Shopbop.
Tibi Simon Slingback Pumps, $485.00$291.00, available at Shopbop.
Loeffler Randall Tilly Demi Wedge Slides, $350.00 $182.00, available at Shopbop.
Dolce Vita Kai Block Heel Sandals, $130.00 $91.00, available at Shopbop.
Mother of Pearl Alfie Slides, $450.00$315.00, available at Shopbop.
Loq Franca Pumps, $495.00 $371.25, available at Shopbop.
Coclico Evil Tea Slingback Pumps, $385.00 $269.50, available at Shopbop.
United Nude Terra Sandals, $250.00$175.00, available at Shopbop.
Coclico Ooh La La Block Heel Mules, $350.00 $245.00, available at Shopbop.
Tabitha Simmons Sophia Platform Slides, $495.00 $198.00, available at Shopbop.
Trademark Adrien Tie Slides, $478.00$286.80, available at Shopbop.
Stuart Weitzman Ava City Slides, $365.00 $255.50, available at Shopbop.
Dorateymur Harput Slides, $445.00$311.50, available at Shopbop.
Tibi Hanson City Sandals, $450.00$360.00, available at Shopbop.
Monse Glen Plaid Racing Stripe Mules, $850.00 $510.00, available at Shopbop.
Giuseppe Zanotti Clear Strap Slides, $535.00 $321.00, available at Shopbop.
Reike Nen Pointed Toe Mules, $338.00 $202.80, available at Shopbop.
Ganni Ebba Sneakers, $350.00$326.04, available at Shopbop.
Maryam Nassir Zadeh Martina Mesh Slides, $437.00 $305.89, available at Shopbop.
Trademark Taos Slides with Toe Strap, $228.00 $159.60, available at Shopbop.
Rebecca Minkoff Anden Peep Toe Flats, $125.00 $62.50, available at Shopbop.
Parme Marin Flip Thong Sandals, $264.50 $185.15, available at Shopbop.
Senso Bec Slides, $189.00 $132.30, available at Shopbop.
Parme Marin Simple Strap Slides, $276.00 $193.20, available at Shopbop.
Loq Marti Mules, $455.00 $318.50, available at Shopbop.
Tibi Hanson City Sandals, $395.00$316.00, available at Shopbop.
Dear Frances Bare Knot Slides, $375.00 $225.00, available at Shopbop.
The Fix Roxanne Mules, $89.00$53.40, available at Shopbop.
Match point: the Duchess of Cambridge, Victoria Beckham, Serena Williams, the Duchess of Sussex and Anna Wintour Photograph: Guardian Design Team
From dreamy Ralph Lauren uniforms to all-white jumpsuits, your summer style directive is courtside SW19 – channelling Meghan and Kate, Anna Wintour and Serena Williams
Can we talk about the weather? Is there even any other subject right now? It is the beginning and end of every conversation. How marvellous it is, how lucky we are, obvs, segueing rapidly into the kicker: what on earth to wear? Holiday weather is a breeze when you are pulling a dress on over a bikini. But when you are still on-duty and expected to look smart, summer dressing is a challenge.
But as luck would have it, there is a masterclass on how to look smart in the summer being broadcast live from London for most of the day, almost every day, for the next fortnight. It’s called Wimbledon. While the rest of the country flails hopelessly around trying to figure out what to wear when your work wardrobe doesn’t suit the climate but your holiday wardrobe doesn’t suit the vibe, one corner of SW19 is showing us how it’s done.
Wimbledon is Britain’s best-dressed moment of the year. London fashion week has too many outsize trainers and miniature sunglasses; the Baftas has that baffling “it’s early February, I think I’ll stand outside in a strapless dress and no coat” goosebumpy thing going on; Ascot is Halloween for posh people. Wimbledon, on the other hand, is bona fide summer chic. And Wimbledon is more fashionable than it has ever been, because it lies at the crossing point of two axes of power in style this decade. SW19 is where the glamour of sport and the allure of the royal family come together – and the stock of both in fashion is at an all time high. The unstoppable rise of athleisure has made playing sport (or performatively watching sport, as exemplified by the royal box) more high-profile than ever. And the passing of the Wimbledon baton to a younger generation of the royal family (the Queen, not a tennis fan, has only ever attended four times) has amplified its profile by having coincided with the impact of the tennis-obsessed Middleton family in the royal landscape. Pippa Middleton is even more of a keen fan than her sister, and counts Roger Federer a close enough pal for him to have been a guest at her wedding last year.
If you don’t believe that strawberries and cream at Wimbledon now constitutes fashion’s top table, consider this. Serena Williams, the Duchess of Sussex, the Duchess of Cambridge, Victoria Beckham and Anna Wintour are probably the five most influential women in fashion in 2018, and the All England Club will probably play host to all five before next Sunday. Serena Williams, recent American Vogue cover star and currently to be seen in a Dior bodysuit on the cover of Harper’s Bazaar, is dominating early storylines on Centre Court as she returns from maternity leave. The new Duchess of Sussex, whose every public appearance leads to an instant sellout of whatever she wears, is a tennis fan (she attended in 2016) and pretty much a dead cert to support her friend Williams. The Duchess of Cambridge is a tennis nut and patron of Wimbledon. Victoria Beckham is a regular at the men’s final. As eight-times champ Roger Federer’s most loyal fan, Anna Wintour is sure to make an appearance as he defends his title. This is a power front row like no other. Oh, and Beyoncé – another friend of Williams, who has attended Centre Court as her guest – is in Europe, so don’t rule out a courtside cameo from the Carters, if they can carve out a moment from their tour schedule.
But the A-list are not the point, because what makes Wimbledon truly relevant to the business of getting dressed is that its fashion power does not derive from untouchable haute couture wardrobes. The joy of Wimbledon is that everyone is chic. The famous all-white dress code ensures that every on-court shot is a pure visual harmony. Then there is the Gatsby-esque dreaminess of the Ralph Lauren uniforms. Ballgirls and ballboys wear simple preppy navy polo shirts and polo dresses, while umpires and line judges wear blazers and smart cream slacks. The elegance of the uniforms is a lovely thing, because it makes those working at Wimbledon as central to the glamour of the place as the Duchesses in their Alexander McQueen tea dresses.
The many style lessons to be learned from watching Wimbledon begin, of course, with white. When you want to look cool and calm in summer, all-white is an excellent place to start. Who wouldn’t take style tips from Roger Federer, the snow-white Centre Court dream whose appearance at this year’s opening press conference caused a reporter to blurt out that he was looking “even more handsome than last year”? I have never mastered wearing white on holiday (incompatible with a regime of spaghetti vongole and pistachio ice-cream) but I have learned that when you want to look competent and chic, white is the simplest formula for summer power dressing.
Also, blazers. If you are still harbouring inverse snobbery against the blazer, take a good look at Wimbledon and then at yourself. It is true that if you wear a blazer with a striped shirt and a panama hat and ostentatiously expensive watch, you will look ghastly. But if, on the other hand, you wear a blazer with your normal wardrobe you will find it neatens the edges of your look in a pleasingly no-effort kind of way. The key is not to shy away from going full-on blazer and thereby end up in a boring suit jacket. Gold buttons? Great, wear the blazer with a white T-shirt and cropped trousers and gold hoop earrings. Double-breasted? Surprisingly flattering thrown over a sundress.
The Wimbledon “look” is smart, but not fraught. Even in the royal box, the dress code for female spectators is surprisingly relaxed. This makes Wimbledon an infinitely more useful template for what-to-wear-in-real-life than the royal enclosure, Ascot, with its compulsory millinery, or the Met Gala with its impossible dress codes (this year, if you recall, was Catholic chic). Self-Portrait is a popular label – Pippa Middleton wore one of their dresses last year, and Beyoncé the year before that – reinforcing its status as the home of formal-but-still-fun dresses. Sienna Miller in a cream Galvan jumpsuit, red lipstick and tortoiseshell sunglasses (2015) will forever serve as a reminder that the Talented Mr Ripley school of summer dressing takes a lot of beating.
This year’s Wimbledon is only just hotting up, but the fashion game is strong as ever. For day one, Mirka Federer teamed her deckchair-striped cotton shirt with a Gucci belt while Laura Carmichael wore a Ganni wrap dress: two strong summer looks, right there. The grass is green, the dress code is white – but this is a red carpet. Pour yourself a Pimm’s, and watch.
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