Stylish Summer Attire That's Perfect For Your Next Road Trip

Warm weather pieces that are fun and practical? Hard to beat. Manahou Mackay and Bella Smith take to the highway, exploring the beautiful surrounds of West Auckland in summer’s most mobile fashion



Manahou Mackay wears Katie Battersby dress $300. Mars sunglasses $250. Morgan & Taylor scarf $45, and Lucilla Gray earrings, $249, from Smith & Caughey’s.


Chanelling Thelma and Louise, with a backdrop of The Hunting Lodge’s vineyards, Manahou and Bella showcase the ultimate double hitter in function and fashion: denim. The way to wear it this season? Dark-washed, 70s-style, with eyes firmly on the road.

Manahou wears Karen Walker jeans $475, Deadly Ponies belt $155, Harris Tapper shirt $340, Mi Piaci mules $260.

Bella wears L.F. Markey boilersuit $319, from Knuefermann, Bess silk scarf, from $240, Birkenstock sandals


Gingham is showing no signs of disappearing, with easy checked pieces enduring as timeless additions to weave into a warm weather wardrobe.

Bella wears Ingrid Starnes dress $339, Ketz-Ke hat $59, models own slides, Vintage Salvatore Ferragamo shoulder bag, $250, from Tango Vintage. Manahou wears Penny Sage top $240, Kate Sylvester skirt $269, Birkenstock sandals $150.


Short-sleeved shirts offer myriad possibilities for daytime dressing. Make a statement with a matching set or don classic grey for a utilitarian addition to one of the year’s biggest trends: bike shorts.

Bella wears Sylvester shirt $239, and shorts $189, Georgia Jay bag $270.

Manahou wears Margaret Howell shirt, $290, from Adorno, Maggie Marilyn shorts $365, Karen Walker hat $95, Veja sneakers, $229, from Good as Gold.


Auckland’s weather is inconsistent, even in summer, which means light layers are a must. A luxurious silk slip dress is given a modern twist (and kept dry) with neon green and a clear, light rain jacket.

Bella wears Maggie Marilyn dress $730, Georgia Alice cardigan $399, Rains jacket, $270, from Smith & Caughey’s, Mi Piaci sneakers $170, Mars sunglasses $250.


A striped, calf-length skirt is given a casual twist with a vintage-inspired printed T-shirt; a combination made for frolicking through blossom-studded grass.

Bella wears Karen Walker T-shirt $170, 3.1 Phillip Lim skirt, $670, from Adorno, Mi Piaci sneakers $170, Kaibosh sunglasses, $199, from Good as Gold. Manahou wears Beach Knickers T-shirt $120, Harman Grubisa skirt $399.


No summer wardrobe is complete without a linen piece or two. An easy wrap dress adds playful flair to a strawberry picking excursion, while a softly tailored linen two-piece is an essential staple. Phil Greig Strawberry Gardens, 464 State Highway 16, Kumeu.

Manahou wears Hej Hej dress $250, Mi Piaci mules $240. Bella wears Ruby waistcoat $149 and trousers $229, Witchery shoes $149.

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