10 summer style updates
Love it or hate it, the Y2K is back, bringing with it low-slung trousers, crop tops and baguette bags. Whether you’re trying this look for the first time or revisiting it, these nostalgic silhouettes are set to become the cornerstones of your summer wardrobe.
Style tip: An easy way to style a crop top without feeling too risqué is to layer it with oversized silhouettes in luxe fabrics.
With energetic shades of hot pink, tangerine and highlighter yellow trending, you’re spoilt for choice when it comes to mood-boosting fashion. Find these shades everywhere this summer – from lightweight sundresses to classic T-shirts and shorts.
Style tip: If head-to-toe colour is too much for you, consider starting smaller. Simply choose a bold lipstick or add a pop of colour with a handbag or pair of sunglasses.
Knitwear is often overlooked when it comes to the warmer months. However, with colourful maxi dresses, patchwork vests and crochet accessories to choose from, we’re here for this seasonal update.
Style tip: Keep cool with lightweight, breathable designs. Choose from fine cashmere, merino or cotton blends in beautiful colourways for your summer dressing.
While we’ve loved the midi lengths of seasons past, when it comes to this summer's dresses and skirts, hemlines are set to rise.
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Worn together or separately, the beauty of the co-ord lies in its versatility. From neutral linen short sets to printed top and skirt combos, you’ll be able to create ultra-cool looks all summer long.
Cool cut outs
We’ve been seeing (and wearing) cut-out pieces for a while, but something about this ‘less is more’ approach has us dreaming of hot summer nights. Whether you go subtle with cut-out detailing on a sleeve or opt for a more daring cut-out dress, this playful trend will instantly add interest to any look.
While we’ve loved the midi lengths of seasons past, when it comes to this summer's dresses and skirts, hemlines are set to rise. Pleated or slim-fitting, neutral or super-bright, take your pick of this season's must-have silhouette.
Style tip: Make this trend work harder and wear your favourite mini with a pair of tights when we head into the cooler months.
Summer 2022 is set to have a tonal moment, with part of our wardrobe getting a complete whitewash. From crisp white dresses to cream linen separates, select your favourite shade and wear it head-to-toe.
Swimwear as ready-to-wear
Swimwear remains the foundation of our holiday wardrobes this summer. Take your favourite style – classic triangle, bandeau or one-piece – and treat it in the same way you would a bodysuit.
Style tip: Layer with neutral linen pieces for an easy daytime look or pair with high-waisted trousers to instantly elevate your look for the evening.
The wardrobe staple you didn’t know you needed this summer. From flatform sandals and chunky flip-flops to strappy, sky-high platforms, there’s a little lift to suit every occasion.
Style tip: Comfort is key, and the platform sandal is not only comfortable but very versatile – it works well dressed up and down.
With parties and occasions filling our diaries again, it should be no surprise that designers have been reaching for sequins, crystals and heavily embellished styles – being overdressed is a thing of the past.