5 Unisex Beach Essentials You Need From The Loewe x Paula's Ibiza Summer 2019 Collection
An ode to the flamboyant spirit of the Balearic Islands, the collection of free-spirited styles fuses Paula’s vibrant archival prints with the Spanish house’s craftsmanship.
With a strong focus on organic and natural fibers, raffia and sisal find themselves woven into beach-ready accessories dipped in rainbow colours and playful prints. Raw textures and handcrafted techniques add seaside charm to the Loewe Puzzle, Hammock and Gate bags with a touch of hippie whimsy.
As for ready-to-wear, expect a summer wardrobe that’s quintessentially ‘70s boho. Think patchwork denim, fringed hoodies and floaty crochet skirts in light, breezy fabrics elevated by the house’s artisanal expertise. Fringing, tassels and wooden bead latticework give shape and texture to carefree silhouettes in linen, natural cotton and terry cloth.
And in true Jonathan Anderson fashion, this treasure trove of effortless leisurewear offers gender-neutral pieces. Here are five unisex summer-loving pieces that are fluid and easily interchangeable between him and her. Vacation dressing doesn’t get easier.
1/5Paula T-shirt necklaces
We’re all for two-in-one creations, especially when it’s an essential white T-shirt already accessorised with beach-friendly beaded necklaces. The other plus side: Less to bring, more to shop.
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2/5Paula Patchwork Long Shirt
Like the basic white tee, a white shirt is a travel essential. This patchwork long shirt in linen is the ideal beach vacay piece that’s not only lightweight but extremely versatile and easily shared between both genders. For the ladies, the oversized silhouette makes for a perfect swimsuit cover-up or shirtdress; and a simple yet playful shirt for dinner on the beach for the guys.
3/5Paula Small Heel Pouch
A micro bag with a statement shoulder strap is the only other bag you really need to traipse around the island. The perfect miniature size to stash your credit card, cash and keys, we admit we love it more for ornamental reasons. Wear this around your neck.
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4/5Paula Bucket Hat
If you haven’t already adopted this signature ‘90s accessory into your beachwear repertoire, best to do so with this bucket hat featuring this season’s cartoon prints of sea snakes, flowers and grapes and Loewe’s iconic embossed leather patch detail.
5/5Cushion tote bag
Introducing a new style to its collection of covetable arm candy is the Cushion tote bag — inspired by Loewe’s home décor cushions. This extra roomy shoulder tote in striped canvas is the perfect take-everywhere companion. Its boxy shape makes for a more sophisticated take on the casual carryall. With expandable sides, throw in all your beach essentials and more.