Heat Wave! Photographers Around the Globe Showcase Summer’s Hottest Accessories

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Kick off your summer with light, bright accessories made for soaking up some sun—from fetching hats and woven bags to beachy footwear. For Vogue’s June/July issue, we asked seven photographers (Sarah Leila Payan, Leonard Suryajaya, Siena Saba, Olivia Galli, Andrew Nuding, Delali Ayivim, and Guanyu Xu) from around the globe to showcase an assortment of summer’s hottest accessories in their scenic locals—from Tory Burch’s crochet bucket hat, photographed on the beaches of Lomé, Togo on the West African coast, to Mediterranean-ready espadrilles from Dior pictured by a rocky swimming spot in the town of Marseilles. 

These are the kinds of pieces that were made with summertime in mind, from vibrant sand-proof totes like Loewe, Chloé, and Prada’s, to happy-go-lucky hats for those not-a-cloud-in-the-sky kind of days. Below, a handful of cheerful ideas for what to bring to the beach—and beyond. 

Hermès handbags (hermes​.com) Photographed by Guanyu Xu.

Beach Buckets

Chicago-based, Chinese-born Guanyu Xu splashes Hermès’s bright lantern-shaped bucket bags across a collage of tropical sea spray. Don’t let this sort of beach pail drift away at sea. 

Loewe tote (select Loewe boutiques). Photographed by Andrew Nuding.

Hot Tip

Paris- and London-based photographer Andrew Nuding traveled to Brooklyn’s own Brighton Beach to capture Loewe’s must-have, two-toned tote. It’s just the right size for stashing sunscreen, sunglasses, a book, some water…so, vamos a la playa!  

Loewe x Paula’s Ibiza large anagram degrade basket tote bag

Louis Vuitton bag (louisvuitton.com). Photographed by Leonard Suryajaya.

Palm, Please

Between its elegant silhouette and lively palm-print motif, Louis Vuitton’s top handle belongs in paradise. Leonard Suryajaya captures this Capucine in a tropical oasis. 

Louis Vuitton Capucines mini tressage handbag

Brother Vellies shoes (brothervellies​.com). Photographed by Delali Ayivi.

Sand Stilts

Summer’s humble strappy sandal gets a major lift. For her Vogue debut, Delali Ayivi brought along Brother Vellies’s wedged lace-ups to the sandy shores of Lomé, Togo. 

Brother Vellies Gemini sandals in Negril

Chloé bag (chloe​.com). Photographed by Leonard Suryajaya.

Dreaming in Coral

Let the dangling tassels of Chloé’s crafty braided pouch sway freely and effortlessly like colorful underwater corals. 

Dior chaise and matching shoes; Dior boutiques. Photographed by Sarah Leïla Payan.

Take a Dip

Born and raised in Marseilles, photographer Sarah Leila Payan reveals a remote and perhaps locals-only swimming spot in her hometown. Talk about a vantage point! Take in the beauty of the south of France—and perhaps a quick nap—with a Dior chaise lounger and espadrilles to match.

Dior Maison Dioriviera deckchair

Dior Dioriviera Walk’n’Dior sneaker

Bottega Veneta bucket bag (bottegaveneta​.com). Photographed by Siena Saba.

On the Rocks

What could possibly pair better with a pale sky and placid sea than a woven Bottega Veneta bucket bag in the most brilliant shade of green? Brooklyn-based photographer Siena Saba sets the scene, ideal for a picnic or getting lost in a beach read out on a jetty.

Dolce & Gabbana sandals (dolcegabbana.com). Photographed by Olivia Galli.

Pebble Beach

Against a sweetly sun-kissed scene, the New York-based photographer Olivia Galli leaves a mismatched pair of sandals from Dolce & Gabbana for a dip. No shoes required.

Dolce & Gabbana polished calfskin platform sliders

Dolce & Gabbana polished calfskin platform sliders

Chanel bag (select Chanel boutiques). Photographed by Andrew Nuding. 

Cast Away

Take this as a sign to dress up your beachy Breton stripes with something a bit more jaunty—this plaid pink bowling bag from Chanel, for instance.  

Prada hat and bag (prada​.com). Photographed by Sarah Leïla Payan.

Knit Together

Here’s a bright idea: On a good old summer’s day, there are no better accouterments than a breezy hat and cheerful crochet beach tote from Prada—the pairing will be among your favorite summer companions.