Style Files: The Summer Essentials

New season = new wardrobe.

As the temperature is beginning to rise in England (albeit, not today), give your style a revamp with some fresh summer outfit ideas: from bright colours to matching co-ords and denim overload. Here are some warm-weather-ready outfit looks to inspire your summer outfits-of-the-day this season.

One of AW17’s hottest colours will be red. This matching crop top and culotte set looks super chic and summery. Monochromatic outfits create a sleek, streamlined look – a perfect ‘hot’ hue for summertime.

Lace-up details are a highly popular choice this season. This pinstripe, shirt dress combination is the perfect way to take the trend into workwear territory. The corset clinches in at the waist, creating a flattering update to a boxy shirt dress silhouette.

A breezy white midi dress is an elegant alternative to the slip dress trend for occasions that call for a little more sophistication. Add chunky gold hoop earrings and a straw basket bag for a summer-ready, picnic-date-ready look.


Millennial pink is on-trend this spring/summer. This stunning hue acts as the perfect neutral when styled with a blazer – like above – to create a stylish outfit that suits the office to the street.

If you’re all about those sporty vibes, a ribbed light-weight knit dress and trainers will create a chic athletic-inspired outfit. The white striped trim along the neckline and sleeves makes all the difference to transform this black dress from classic to cool.

Bring the ’90s back to life by pairing a bold strappy cami dress over a plain white tee for a bold look. Accessorise with casual canvas-style trainers, a denim jacket tied around the waist, and perhaps a bold lip.

Off-the-shoulder tops and dresses are a chic feminine and romantic wardrobe staple this summer. Juxtapose an off-the-shoulder top with distressed denim for a super ‘cool-girl’ street style look, or culottes if you want a more light-weight casual outfit.

A culotte jumpsuit is not only an effortless wardrobe staple, but allows accessories to do the talking. Pair with a bright, bold crossbody or tote bag, and colour-coordinated sandals for a stylish look.

Logo tees are a must-have for your wardrobe this summer. (A popular choice at present is the Topshop £15 ‘Femme Forever’ tee or River Island’s £18 ‘Girl Gang’ tee). Add a stylish patent/leather skirt and you’ll be sure to make heads turn this season.

Replace your usual blazer and trouser look with a co-ord set. Think pink with a two-piece combo, like this bandeau top and wide-leg ruffle trouser look. Alternatively, pair a matching colour-coordinated blazer and shorts with a crisp white shirt or logo tee for a lighter, stylish casual look.

Straw accents – from wide-brim hats to basket bags – make the ultimate neutral summer accessory this season, and will match with pretty much any outfit.

What’s your favourite look?

With love,



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