Counting down the days until summer is officially here. From weddings to garden parties, a day at the races, a great escape somewhere exotic or simply a day in the park, summer spells great things for our style.
Create your perfect capsule wardrobe and make light work of packing your holiday suitcase with our edit of the must-have summer pieces.
Don’t just confine denim to your separates – for warmer days, a light denim dress is the perfect companion. Frilled sleeves and a cross-over back make for a fun sundress that will offer pretty summer style wherever you wear it.
The same frills complete a lightchambray denim top, an everyday separate to style with shorts or jeans.
Dreaming of more exotic climes? Transport your wardrobe with eye-catching prints inspired by inviting ocean scenes. The Sea Swirl Print uses a rich blue palette and brushstroke-like patterns.
Opt for the one-shouldertop with shorts or thelight dress – both feature wave-like frills to complete the holiday mood.
Lightweight tailored pieces offer a sophisticated new take on smart-casual summer style. Wideleg trousers offer an effortlessly sleek silhouette, with a flattering tailored fit combining with a light linen-blend fabric to create the perfect summer trousers.
Every holiday wardrobe needs a throw-on-and-go playsuit. This season we’re choosing asimple shape with thin shoulder straps and a relaxed fit, cinched at the waist for a flattering finish.
A smarter option sees the same tailored linen-blend crafted into a flattering wrapfront jumpsuit.
For long evenings spent outside or to cater to the unpredictable British summer, opt for light layers you can pull on over any outfit. This season’s must-have sweater features an athleisure-inspiredpointelle finish.
For a touch of colour, a vibrantblue knit with a cosy ribbed texture is the perfect layer over jeans and skirts.
Nothing says idyllic summer afternoon like an embroidered dress. Classic broderie anglaise is an eternal favourite for pretty summer style. For summer days spent outside,acotton midi dress finished with dainty embroidery is the perfect fit. A light blue hue couples with the intricate pattern for a soft, delicate dress with a comfortable fit.
Alternatively, style a short-sleevedembroidered top with white jeans or shorts.