Harry Styles’ stylist and friends on what to wear at the Houses this summer
From Prada raffia tote bags at Little Beach House Barcelona to boyfriend shirts at Soho House Austin, we spoke to a handful of the world’s biggest stylists to find out
Saturday 13 August 2022 By Teo van den Broeke
Enter Harry Lambert, stylist to Harry Styles and Emma Corrin; Catherine Hayward, wardrobe mistress to Benedict Cumberbatch, and a whole host of high-fashion tastemakers who are here to reveal the key item they’ll be sporting at the Houses this summer.
Credit cards (and membership cards) at the ready, people.
Chosen by Harry Lambert, stylist to Harry Styles and Emma Corrin
‘I can’t live without my Pleasing Hot Holiday polish set. Me and my friends just came back from Santorini and on day one we all painted our nails together. My favourite is “Harry’s chair”, the green. Great to turn heads when having a fashion-off at breakfast with the other hotel guests.’
Wear it: Flash the goods while holding a Picante by the rooftop pool at Soho House Berlin. Matching Harris Reed frock, optional.
The Hot Holiday Set by Pleasing, £68, pleasing.com
Chosen by Sophia Neophitou, editor-in-chief at 10 Magazine
‘I can’t live without a good book and my music. It’s hard to pick one, so I’d have to nominate these two amazing books: Giovanni’s Room by James Baldwin and Dancer From The Dance by Andrew Holleran. I read them over two decades ago and I’m revisiting them as part of my holiday entertainment. King Princess’s new album and Beyonce’s new album make up my summer playlist.’
Carry it: To the beach at Soho House Tel Aviv, Jaffa. Sun, sea, and smarts.
Giovanni’s Room by James Baldwin, £9.99, waterstones.com
Chosen by Julia Brenard, contributing fashion editor at British Vogue
‘This light linen boyfriend shirt is easy to slip on over any swimwear as the perfect poolside cover-up. And stops me stealing my husband’s.’
Wear it: To the bar, to grab another Picante, by the pool at Soho House Austin.
Shirt by Asceno, £225, asceno.com
Chosen by Luke Jefferson Day, celebrity stylist
‘This bag is my summer essential – it’s a huge great day-to-day bag. It’s also a good plane carry-on and beach bag.’
Carry to: Soho Beach House Miami, for an excellent touch of high-low incongruity
Bag by Saatchi Store, £32, saatchistore.com
Chosen by Leah Abbott, stylist
‘I’ve been living with a crochet bag for when I’m poolside, which doesn’t lose its shape when wet, and can expand for a towel and flip flops, etc. And it carries into the night well. A bit like this baby-blue one from Prada.’
Carry to: Little Beach House Barcelona and settle in at the beach. Just be sure not to nab one of our much coveted Soho House towels on your way out, as we’ll see through the holes.
Bag by Prada, £1,450, prada.com
Chosen by Catherine Hayward, stylist to Benedict Cumberbatch and Matt Smith
‘What can’t I live without in the summer? It’s not exactly something you can wear, but my custom-built bike. It’s a “Specialized Langster” with an aluminium frame, carbon forks, miche track wheels and Dirty Harry brakes, which make it super lightweight and fast so I can burn up the Boris bikes at the lights. I even have a padded lady saddle.’
Ride it: To Soho House Amsterdam, natuurlijk
Bikes by Bespoke, £POA, bespokecycling.com