Fashion | Friday 14 July 2017

5 summer style pick-me-ups

All it takes is one clever buy to add a dash of new-season fun to your wardrobe



The happy dress

We’re in raptures over this little sunshine-in-a-dress number – the golden colour, the trendy off-the-shoulder cut, the wonderful twirliness of the full skirt… Bonus: slipping into a frock solves the daily ‘what shall I wear?’ dilemma in an instant – just one step and you’re dressed!



The bold bikini


Poolside or shoreline, it’s time to make a splash. No disrespect to your tried-and-true black swimming costume, but we’re guessing it won’t turn heads in the way this cherry-red, frill-trimmed bikini will. String ties allow you to adjust both the top and briefs for the perfect fit, and if you’re pear-shaped, the ruffle detail will boost your bustline.

Female model wearing striing red bikini


The slogan tee

We first spotted the trend for message-emblazoned T-shirts on the Dior catwalk and Rihanna’s Instagram feed, and now they are this year’s runaway summer style hit. Chic and shouty is how we like it – and this one ticks both boxes. We love how a slogan tee can add a subtle ‘street’ element to office-friendly trousers and heels but is still laid-back enough to be the darling of your holiday suitcase.


Female wearing striped shirt, black cut off jeans and loafers


The savvy shirt


Blue and white stripes are fashion shorthand for high summer style, conjuring up breezy coastal charm even when you’re running to catch the 8.02 to Birmingham Central. This version is our contender for style hero of 2017, thanks to a lean, longer length that looks polished with skinny trousers or wonderfully casual with cut-off denim shorts.


The standout sandals


There’s no outfit that can’t be elevated by fabulous footwear. Snap up these trend-ticking sandals (floral, block heel and multi-strap) and re-energise every item in your wardrobe, from mom jeans to white dresses. Bonus: these will see you well into autumn, thanks to their dark, inky hue.

Lady wearing biker jacket, cut off denim jeans and floral, open toed heels

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