Heatwave incoming: 5 ways to master summer dressing
STYLE23 июня 2024
As warmer days arrive and spirits rise, complement the mood with style that feels as good as it looks. From breezy fabrics to relaxed cuts and key accessories, here’s how to embrace the heat.
Airy layers

Choose fabrics wisely and welcome natural materials into your wardrobe – think airy layers of silk, eco-friendly ramie and soft cotton piqué. Meanwhile, linen remains a summer perennial. Loved for its innate breathability and lightweight handle, the natural fibre is drawn from flax that lends itself to warmer days – all while offering a more sustainable alternative to synthetic fabrics. Ultimately, if it feels good, wear it.

Considered cool

BOSS

Women's strappy cotton dress with broderie anglaise
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Bring structure to soft fabrics with spring/summer’s tailored silhouettes. A cotton dress like this from BOSS will work perfectly.

185 €

124 €

Sandro

Flower resort shirt
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An unstructured shirt, such as this from Sandro, is the perfect investment to keep you comfortable. Keep it unbuttoned on warmer days.

Relaxed cuts

Hot days call for styles you can move in. Thankfully, the season’s soft proportions and loose tailoring chime beautifully with warmer weather, where unfussy silhouettes exude ease. From wide-leg trousers to boxy-cut shirts and tailored shorts, the latest styles to don the catwalks and street style offer a clean approach to dressing that’s both practical and put-together – made for days in the city.

Ready-to-wear?
In colour

Dress for blue skies and days spent outdoors in shades that spark joy. Set the tone with the most uplifting primary hues, from perfectly pigmented reds and blues to sun-drenched yellow. Focus on clean lines or sportier cuts – like minimal tailoring and this season’s elevated polo shirt – to create a contemporary canvas for saturated colour. For a low-risk way to style, choose one key piece and punctuate with white separates, or opt for tonal colour combinations for a fresh approach.

Joyful dressing

349 €

249 €

BOSS

Blazer
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A bright pop of unexpected colour. This jacket from BOSS will enliven the most muted of staples.

350 €

175 €

Closed

Cropped jacket
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Add dimension to an all-white ensemble with texture and embellishment, like this tactile layer by Closed.

All white

For the minimalists? Keep your style fresh with seasonal shades of white; from cool ivory and porcelain to warming creams that naturally reflect heat. Take your cue from the catwalk and style head-to-heel separates en blanc for a fresh look. Alternatively, consider understated yet impactful pieces that’ll take you from breakfast to evening drinks. The LWD (little white dress) is a case in point: a throw-on-and-go look that feels effortless.

Into the light
Finishing touches

As temperatures rise, reach for mood-amplifying accessories that’ll go the distance – starting with the right eyewear. The best in show will finish any outfit, all while lending that oh-so-important UV protection. Channel classic cool in an updated aviator style, or choose colour-tinted sunglasses and cat-eye styles with exaggerated silhouettes for a statement-making look. As for bags, add a little mare e sole with a basket tote or a slouchy clutch tucked under your arm.

Find your shade

280 €

188 €

Prada

Sunglasses
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Focus-pulling sunglasses – like this vibrant style from Sunglass Hut – will transform the simplest of looks. Take a more-is-more approach this summer and layer up.

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