Summer Wardrobe Essentials

Whether you’re heading to a more tropical climate or jumping on the new trend of a British staycation, our personal stylist, Linsey Lindley, gives us her top ten must-haves for a summer capsule wardrobe.

Shades

No season would be complete without the ultimate statement accessory. For the latest trend setting shades, head to the Sunglass Hut. This season’s offering include these bold frames by D&G with 3D floral detailing.

Sandals

Like everyone I have one pair of sandals which are my go-to for summer. This season it’s all about sliders. I love these jewelled sliders from Kurt Geiger will add a touch of glam to any daytime outfit.

Beach bag

Fossil is a haven for beach bags. The brand is an expert in tote-style bags with styles to suit every wardrobe. My favourite this year has to be these monochrome print bags with colourful fun tassel details.

Maxi dress

Every year without fail I turn towards the ever-faithful maxi dress – it truly can do no wrong. For something that you can transform from day to night, head to French Connection, this statement maxi can be pulled off with either flat sandals or summer wedges.

Shorts

Back for another season is the ever-faithful denim shorts – they make a great alternative to skirts. For something that will fit in effortlessly with any wardrobe, try these lightweight denim shorts from Weird Fish  – just add a Breton tee and tan sandals for daytime chic.

Cold-shoulder top

One of SS17’s biggest trends is cold-shoulder tops. This navy number with hem details from Klass Collection can be thrown on with linen trousers or denim shorts for a casual day look.

Bikini

When it comes to bikinis, I always steer toward a nautical classic of navy and white stripes. This 2-piece set from Ted Baker has a pop of colour with coral detailing and has a removable strap – perfect for avoiding those pesky tan lines!

Poolside cover up

Another holiday essential is a bikini cover up – something to throw on when you’re at the pool or on the beach or last minute daytime cocktails. This floral tunic from Weird Fish is lightweight and sets a simple style statement.

Day-to-night dress

Another must-have a day-to-night dress, something you can transform immediately with a simple shoe change. This little white dress from French Connection is gorgeous and the frill hem is  subtle yet stylish.

Wedges

Wedges are not only a summer staple but a must-have for every stylish girl’s spring/summer wardrobe. These white wedges from Pavers can be paired with any of your capsule wardrobe dresses especially this little floral dress from White Stuff.

 

All you have to do now is add a little sunshine and you’re ready for summer!