Summer events in style
Hooray for long hot days, balmy evenings and the relaxed attitude that they bring. It can only mean one thing... an exciting new wardrobe full of fresh shades, eye-catching prints and a diary jam packed with fantastic events where to show them off! From barbecues and garden parties to races and weddings, get the green light on what to wear this season and ace your summer social calendar like a pro!
The boho maxi
Free flowing and fluid, think of maxis and instantly 70s boho style springs to mind. More is more when it comes to nailing bohemian looks, so a clean silhouette, such as a relaxed fitting maxi dress is good starting point to showcase the trend. With colour and print high on the agenda, look to artisan inspired jewellery and accessories in natural materials such as wood and raffia with a nod to craft for bonus style points.
The 18-hour dress
Say hello to your new 18-hour dress. The must-have style of the season, the midi dress is a versatile go-to, easily taking you from work to play without the need for extra outfit planning (yes, result!). Modest yet stylish and in a vibrant jewel tone, this modern take on the tea dress is a statement in itself. For maximum standout, pair with accessories in neutral shades. Want to know how to wear this summer saviour off duty? Team with Cuban heel boots, throw on a denim jacket and you’re all set!
The LWD (Little White Dress)
Nothing says summer more than crisp white cotton. Cue the LWD (Little White Dress), this season’s answer to the classic LBD. Simplicity is key with the LWD, so keep the look tonal and pair with metallic neutrals for a refined, understated look that’s good to go. Love shirt dresses? Make this prairie style, button through dress work harder and bridge the seasons by layering over a white shirt and teaming with trainers. Minimum effort, maximum style!
What’s better than one? Two! The co-ord is the perfect addition to any capsule wardrobe. Why? Because it solves the issue of finding a dress that fits perfectly, allowing you to play with proportions whilst flattering your figure. And, you get to wear it separately, meaning there are more options to create new outfits. Take on the heat in matching style and opt for eye-catching prints in relaxed cuts. To complete the look, stick to accessories within the print colour palette and you’re on to a winner!
The classic culottes
So you’re not a dresses or skirts kinda girl, no problem. There are no rules, it’s all about wearing what you feel great in (you do you!). If you love trousers, culottes are ideal for summer. Cut wide and with a cropped leg, they’re a contemporary take on the classic sailor trousers and the perfect starting point to both smart and casual outfits alike. With a flattering high waist (ideal for giving the illusion of height – long legs ✔), these versatile culottes look great with anything and everything.