Thinking about summer style is great.  You get to forget about the thick knits and oversized coats that dominated your style in the winter, and find yourself rocking brighter, lighter looks that make you feel incredible. At the same time, dressing well in the summer throws up its own challenges.  This is especially true if you’re fortunate enough to have a busy social calendar and find yourself moving through the summer from one event to the next, sometimes even on the very same day.

Here is a selection of hot looks that you can get in your wardrobe ready for the peak of summer, and be sure to have an inspirational style wherever you’re headed.

Sporty Girl in Town

There was once a time when the thought of wearing sportswear or a sports brand anywhere except the gym would have seen the fashion police all over you.  Thankfully, the continued evolution of brands like Adidas Originals and Nike’s new love of retro and vintage inspired styles means you can rock these brands whenever you head out during the day.

Our favourite style would be to pair a strappy vest top with an off the shoulder Nike jumper, which you can then pair with skinny jeans or denim shorts depending on whether you’re having a get the pins out day or not.  Finish the look with Converse All Stars and you’re ready to step out in relaxed style.

On the Beach

If you’re hitting the beach at home or abroad this summer, then summer dresses (note the emphasis on the plural here) are a must for your wardrobe.

All you need to decide is whether you’re better working a daring mini summer dress or feel more at home in a maxi that you can pair with stylish wedges so you can sit at the beach bar sipping your favourite cocktails.

One of the most exciting things about this season is that there’s a summer dress for everyone.  This great feature at Elle UK is inspiring us when it comes to summer dress selection, and it could be a brilliant guide for yourself, too!

Summer Nights

Dressing for summer nightlife is usually the most difficult thing to do during the hot season, particularly if you’re headed abroad and the temperature at night isn’t too much of a reduction on what it has been during the day.

You do have a number of choices at your mercy, however:

  • The first choice is to defy the heat, be brave, and work a little black dress.  A classic piece of eveningwear, has anyone ever gone wrong with an LBD?
  • You know you can’t wear an LBD every night, as that would just be boring.  When choosing summer dresses, why not opt for mini during the day, and midi and maxi at night?  If you have enough summer dresses, you can always just mix and match when you need to.
  • Think about your other summer style choices.  Denim shorts are great for partying and won’t be as uncomfortable during a warm evening as a pair of skinny jeans, while linen trousers are always a summer staple of ours.

From the town to the beach and not forgetting the nightlife, making your summer style choices doesn’t have to mean you always look the same.  Play around with your wardrobe and be sure you always have an outfit to hand, whether you’re staying at home or heading off somewhere sunnier and hotter in the coming weeks and months.

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