Summer is a perfect time to express yourself through fashion, due to the wide variety of options and the plethora of social events on the horizon. Heart of the City showcases the best of what Auckland has to offer when it comes to women’s fashion finds.


Athena Canvas Tote, $59 | Gorman | 16 High St

Tote bags are known for their capacity and relaxed shape. The Gorman tote is made from organic materials and its colourful and vibrant design make it an essential to any summer outfit. Fill it up with everything you need for a perfect road trip or beach outing.

Pat Menzies

Gizeh Eva Sandal, $70 | Pat Menzies | 174 Queen St

The Gizeh Eva sandal by Birkenstock is a classic staple that will last all summer, and future seasons. Ultra-lightweight, waterproof, and highly elasticated, these shoes will never go out of style. Able to be worn casually on an evening walk with the dogs or paired with a linen dress for a drink with friends, the Gizeh Eva sandal is a well-worth purchase.


Entwine Sandal, $269.99 | Moochi | 14 Vulcan Lane

The sophisticated silhouette of the Entwine sandal is defined by a subtle square toe, dual thin straps that cross over the foot, and a slight heel. The rubber sole and genuine leather material exemplifies its quality. The black sandals are a timeless fashion statement, and can be sure to garner compliments everywhere you go.


Leafy Earrings, $35 | OLIVIA | 22b Lorne St

Independent fashion retailer OLIVIA has created variety of dainty and eye-catching jewellery which includes the Leafy earrings. Choose from either a silver or gold plated finish that will best accentuate your already established wardrobe.


Women’s Tree Breezers, $160 | Allbirds | 5 Gore St

Aptly labelled “The World’s Most Comfortable Shoes”, Allbirds is known for creating high quality products from natural materials. Merino wool straight from New Zealand was used to make their first shoe, the Wool Runner. The Tree Breezers flirt with the line between casual and smart, and do not sacrifice the comfort that this brand is known for.

Taylor Boutique

Eartha F25 Lens, $775 | Taylor Boutique | 14 Te Ara Tahuhu Walkway

Finding a pair of trusty and high-quality sunglasses is often a really hard task. These sleek butterfly-shaped shades are handcrafted in Berlin, a part of MYKITA & Bernhard Willhelm collection. Promising 100% protection against UVA/UVB rays as well as an anti-reflective inner coating, these lightweight and stainless steel sunglasses are the perfect companion to any attire.

Ingrid Starnes

Verbena Cami, $199 | Ingrid Starnes | 16 High St Entrance on, Vulcan Lane

On those long and hot summer days, a light and breathy top is the perfect choice of clothing. Ingrid Starnes’ gingham cami has adjustable spaghetti straps, a classic square neckline, and a curved seam at the waist to create a flattering silhouette. Available in lilac, red, and ink checker, you can choose what colour complements your existing closet.

Trelise Cooper

I Want You Back Top, $499 | Trelise Cooper | 2 Te Ara Tahuhu Walking St

A standout summer staple, this linen blend top makes a valuable addition to any wardrobe.  The vibrant top features a ruffled sleeve, peplum frill, and a unique criss-cross back with a square buckle. Pair with a breezy midi skirt or high-waisted mum shorts for a summer look.


Elle Linen Sundress, $199 | RUBY | 4 High St

Linen is a summer trend that is both comfortable and stylish. The classic design by Ruby features a scoop neck and an elasticated back panel. The light colour of the dress is airy and it can be worn on a picnic in a park or a breezy garden party.

Kate Sylvester

Wide Brim Hat, $99 | Kate Sylvester | 58 Tyler St

Keep yourself safe from the harsh rays of sun that New Zealand is accustomed to with Kate Sylvester’s fashionable wide brim hat. The contrast stitching on the brim is an eye-catching design, and  goes perfectly with the classic cotton material. There is no need to sacrifice style over practicality with this piece.

Last updated: 02 December 2019