Warmer weather leaving you in a wardrobe crisis? Never fear, because there are some easy combinations for foolproof summer dressing, says Amy Norbury
Us Brits have a love-hate relationship with hot weather. We long for those hazy, heady days of summer all year long, and when the heat finally hits, we’re soon dying for some respite.
With summer temperatures that can vary from single digits to topping 30degrees at the drop of a hat, it’s no wonder summer dressing has got many of us in a spin.
And when the mercury is rising, nobody wants to spend hours staring into the abyss of their wardrobe, hoping for something suitable to materialise. But never fear; there are some foolproof summer style ideas which will make dressing for warmer weather a doddle. So resist the temptation to reach for your trusty vest top and short-shorts, and inject a touch of sass to your sunshine style.
An easy trick is to opt for one statement piece and pair with your classic wardrobe basics. Invest in a showpiece colourful skirt, wild patterned wide-leg trousers, a dramatic top or a crochet dress, and keep the rest simple; think black and white camis or shirts, light summer jeans, tailored trousers and classic footwear. Your statement piece will do the hard work of elevating your basics to stylish new heights.
Dresses are always a summer staple, and this season it’s all about the gingham maxi.
No longer the preserve of summer school uniform, gingham is having a moment in the spotlight; team yours with colourful trainers and chunky gold jewellery for an easy, breezy casual cool vibe.
Co-ords are a wardrobe hack all of their own; wear together as nature intended, or team each piece with neutral separates to create a whole host of different outfits. A co-ord shirt and shorts combo could be the multi-use outfit solution to your summer dressing woes.
And don’t forget accessories when it comes to adding a touch of summer lovin’ to your wardrobe favourites. A statement necklace, a colour pop bag or some stylish shades could be all your outfit needs to tick those summer style boxes.