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City Chic: Belleza Boutique


Loved Lincoln local, Belleza has been providing women with gorgeous garments from top quality brands for years. Owner Anna Green recently opened her second store at The Crossing in the heart of Christchurch CBD. Opposite Country Road, the boutique brings a thoughtfully curated collection to the city, with plans to blend clothing with her passion for interior design.

 

 

MAKE A WISH: This Jocie Cami from Wish the Label, made from 100 percent linen, is a light option for summer. Paired nicely with jeans or culottes, add a pair of heels to go from daytime to night.

 

 

BLACK CAPS: Protecting your head from the sun will always be in fashion. But look good whilst doing so with the Ribbon Tie Cap from Antler NZ. The tie at the back makes it fully adjustable for the perfect fit.

 

 

BAG OF TRICKS: Get two bags for the price of one with the Sloane Reversible Tote from Stella + Gemma. Available in mustard (pictured), black and rose – talk about stylish storage options.


 

Hat tricks


Protecting your precious skin from those harmful rays is an important, but not exclusive, benefit of a summer hat. There are serious sartorial gains to be had when adding headwear to your summertime style.

 

Seafolly Relaxo Hat *

 

While classic straw hats will always have a place in our hearts – and on our heads – this year, the popularity of bucket-inspired styles endures, and we’re enjoying the more mature interpretations like Seafolly’s Relaxo Hat (pictured). Here’s Metropol’s pick of summer hats which deserve a moment in the sun.

Marle Nonna Hat in Black Ivory

 

Avenue the Label Azzurra Black Sunhat

 

Seed Heritage Cutwork Visor

 

Lack of Color The Cove Hat

 

Karen Walker Wide Brim Sunhat

 

Marle Oma Hat in Tan Ivory

 

Image: Seafolly Australia
Model: Elyse Knowles Photographer: Nicole Bentley
Producer: Artboxblack
Hair: Sophie Roberts
Makeup: Peter Beard
Stylist: Emma Kalfus


 

Hat trick

Hat trick

It’s great to see hats making a confident comeback. Once upon an era they were a mandatory item, while more recently just reserved for occasions, sun protection and bad hair days. No longer. The latest looks seen out and about are head-turning – beautiful in form and function.

 

Hat trick

 

Fabulous wide brim hats, shielding our precious complexions and shoulders, add balance to an outfit and silhouette. For everyday elegance, they are structured with florals, colour, neutrals and sashes, or are more nonchalant in summertime straw, floppy or fringed. Another brimmed beauty is the fedora, straight out of the movies, be it embellished cowgirl or gangster style, to black and white sophistication.

Bucket-style hats are a surprising statement from the catwalk. There is 1920’s style with vintage florals – so flirty with sundresses – to gingham and cute prints in every imaginable material. A new-look beret for summer is of leather and perched slightly askew. Sun visors have been snatched back from the ’80s.

From funky vinyl to slinky suede, they can be a dressy accessory. As sportswear merges with fashionwear, a designer-logo baseball cap easily partners a pair of heels. Hats of all shapes, attitudes and sartorial cloth entice everyone to don their most favourite.