As the sun beats down, make sure you’re more than prepared for the heatwave with three of our favourite summer looks for staycations, al fresco invites and everything in between.
1. The Garden Party
Packed with tropical flavour, that palm-print sun dress that you wore on holiday can work equally well on home ground – and that includes summer events. From straw bags to classic tan wedges, natural, textured accessories are the perfect way to play down vibrant prints, making them feel more suited to sun-drenched diary dates.
2. The Weekend Market
Too warm for jeans? Put your trust in a denim jumpsuit instead. Minimal and modern, this endlessly versatile piece can be dressed up or down to suit any summer occasion. For the latter, a simple straw hat and box-fresh trainers are all you need to go from morning coffees to weekend markets.
3. The Summer Picnic
A black dress might not immediately be considered as the style front-runner for sunny summer picnics but with the right accessories, it can fit seamlessly into your warm-weather rotation. The key is to opt for a mid-length linen design that will keep you cool as the mercury rises, and elevate it with a pom-pom straw bag and a pair of flat sandals in eye-catching coral.