After a long winter of being cooped up in sweats and pajamas, we’re all excited for a more joyful summer: one filled with sunshine, fun—and dressing up again. Not everyone is ready to delve all-out into the glam clubwear territory, though, which is why the Louis Vuitton Women’s Summer Capsule 2021 collection delivers the perfect balance with its easy, laid-back, yet undeniably chic pieces in a pretty palette that brings to mind pastel Malibu sunsets and vivid French Riviera blues.
A beachy vibe comes first and central, elevating your sunbathing game with monogram print bikinis in hues from fizzy red to azure blue to a classic sand. Heading from lounging on the sand to lunch on the boardwalk is a breeze when tossing on an easy topper—bright lightweight nylon or silk jackets, generously ample-cut and flowy bermuda shorts, or the playful zippered romper in a sand-meets-surf gradient overlaid with a bold white monogram.
A daytime stroll through the shops easily turns into evening drinks in knit bodysuits or jersey tees topped with a pair of denim shorts, while more upscale nights out can see a Damier Azur printed silk dress or poplin button-down. The accessories infuse a layered tropical vibe with casual shapes and plenty of texture: embroidered raffia sandals, embossed leather mules, canvas and leather belts, brass earrings, and stacks of colourful canvas-wrapped bracelets.
Vacation essentials, from silk twill pajamas to bucket hats to beach towels and sarongs, round out the offerings. And of course, the bags—dressed with whimsically tropical charms—get a front seat: among the faves, the girly Papillon BB Monogram empreinte starring in floral-pink grained cowhide leather, with the Capucines PM in fresh-peach hued taurillon; while the Neverfull and OnTheGo GM, roomy enough to stash all your beach must-haves, get the pastel gradient treatment in Monogram coated canvas. From surf up to sun down, this is the summertime style 2021 has been waiting for.