As the “Vanilla Girl” aesthetic and “quiet luxury” have permeated TikTok and other platforms, mood boards have gotten a little too beige. The visuals often include beige, blue, and green clothing, with hints of baby pink. No doubt, a beige linen set is a must-have during summer; it’s breezy and easy to style. But I’m not here to tell you how to “dress rich”, I’m here to show you bright things to splurge on. We can get to the summer classics in another list, but until then, here are some bright and bold statements for your summer wardrobe.

Let’s get shopping.

١. Sundresses

Juniper Tiered Linen and Guipure Lace Maxi Dress by Miguelina
Asymmetric Ruffled Midi Dress by Acne Studios

٢. Slides

Paula’s Ibiza Foam Bubble Slides by LOEWE
Tyre slides by YUME YUME

٣. Swimsuits

Harper Beaded One Piece Ruby by STAUD
Colorblocked Waves One-Piece Swimsuit by ETRO

٤. Tote Bags

Paula’s Ibiza Small Woven Elephant Basket Bag by LOEWE
East-West Large Tote Bag in Raffia by MARNI

٥. Sunglasses

Baci Square-Frame Sunglasses by Jacquemus
Bea Bongiasca Rectangular-Frame Acetate Sunglasses by Linda Farrow Eyewear

Do you see the vision now?

Rand Al-Hadethi is an art, culture, and fashion writer who approaches all her creative endeavours with a penchant for storytelling. She explores the intersection of fashion, culture, and society and sheds light on talent and cultural movements across the Middle East and the world. Rand also publishes a bi-monthly themed substack newsletter called WebWeaver™. To reach Rand, email her at or follow her on social media @rundoozz.