Summer is always such a fabulous time for fashion, and with opportunities to break out sundresses and play with layering, it’s a great idea to have key pieces in your wardrobe that can be styled in different ways to suit your day. We’ve put together our five must-haves for warm weather days that will easily mix and match with your current summer favourites.
Finding the ultimate pair of jeans can often be a minefield, but luckily our stylish Ambassador Ruth Langsford has it covered with her perfect pairs. Whether you prefer a relaxed-fit, slim-leg or a straight-leg design, classic blue-rinse denim is a summer staple. You could tuck in a vest top and layer on a kimono for a relaxed laid-back look, or pair with a glitzy blouse for an elegant evening option. Simply accessorise with trainers or heels, depending on the mood. Plus, a good pair of jeans will be a staple item in your repertoire, season after season.
You can’t go wrong with the simple-yet-chic jeans and shirt combination. On sunny days, a loose-fit shirt not only brings a timeless style to your outfit, but a lightweight material will help to keep you cool when things heat up. This WynneLayers shirt features a modern unstructured style that’ll skim over your curves beautifully, while the chic stripe print offers a delicate splash of colour. Teaming well with trousers, skirts and even shorts, a flattering shirt will prove to be a “go-with-anything” addition to your wardrobe that’ll always leave you feeling put-together throughout summer.
A maxi dress is always one of the first things we think of when putting together our seasonal repertoire. From daytime casual to evening glamour, as a wear-alone piece or a layering base, this versatile item will certainly be one you reach for time and again as the months go on. Bringing in a splash of print instantly makes your outfit brighter, and the floral design of this Kim & Co dress
is perfect for channelling that “summer garden” feel. Whether you team with a denim jacket and flip-flops or statement jewellery and your best dancing shoes, a maxi is certainly a must-have for the season.
Speaking of a denim jacket, if there’s a piece in your arsenal that you can guarantee returning to summer after summer, it’s this iconic design. It’s ideal for layering over dresses, midi skirts, tops, jumpsuits, blouses… the list is truly endless. For a modern twist all-season long, try this Together jacket. With the added bonus of stud detailing, this jacket brings an edgy feel to your look, transforming your favourite summer get-up in an instant. Plus, the transitional nature of a jacket means that wear is unlimited. Starting in spring, this staple will keep you feeling chic right through until autumn.
Skirt? Add sandals. Jeans? Go for sandals. Dress? Sandals! Is there anything more summery than a pair of sandals? Not in your wardrobe! No matter what outfit your rocking, you can add a pair to bring comfort and a touch of sunshine. While a good glitzy sandal perks up an outfit, an effortlessly chic casual pair is the real essential. Crafted from leather, the Moda in Pelle Oleah sandals mesh classic elegance with easy comfort, giving you the pair of your dreams!
There we have it, the five style essentials that we’ll be filling our wardrobes with this summer. For more inspiration, check out our summer fashion edit.