When the weather starts improving, many of us start thinking about switching our winter wardrobes for our summer styles - summer dresses, linen trousers, vest tops and the like. But before you start making sure your pedicure is up to scratch for those open toe sandals, it’s worth making time to take stock of your summer wardrobe and be sure you’ve got all the bases covered. (And perhaps squeeze in a new season shopping spree to bridge any gaps!) Today, we’re looking at the summer tops that should be in your wardrobe this season:
When it comes to essential summer wear, you really can’t go far wrong with a good selection of quality vest tops in neutral shades. Even just making sure you have a navy or black plus white or another light shade will open up plenty of possibilities. A white vest top is perfect to layer under light sweaters or cardigans on those ‘in between days’, and worn simply with a statement necklace and cropped jeans they’ll look effortlessly chic on a hot summer day too. As with anything, it’s worth buying the best quality you can, but it’s especially true of vest tops. Look for a high cotton content along with elastane to ensure good looks and a great fit wash after wash.
If you’re lucky enough to be heading off on holiday this year, you’ll probably be looking for a few new holiday outfits to squeeze in your case along with this year’s top summer reads.
Ideally, you should look for a mixture of simple daytime styles and a few more elegant pieces to wear out in the evening. Or, how about one piece that does both? Embrace the colours of summer with a bold bahama print blouse that will look fabulous for going out to dinner and equally good worn open over your bikini on the beach the next day!
Dressing for the office in the height of summer can be a headache – finding an outfit that keeps you cool and comfortable, while still being smart and professional is a fine line, but is achievable. Look at summer blouses in vibrant, zesty shades such as lime green or hot pink. Teamed with tailored linen trousers and simple accessories a well cut summer blouse looks stylish and well groomed.
Whether it’s a night out on the town with the girls, drinks after work or dinner with your significant other, summer is the perfect time to be playful with fashion. A sun-kissed glow might give you the confidence to bare a little flesh in off the shoulder tops, or alternatively, why not dress up your staple black vest top with bold drop earrings and your strappiest stilettos?
When you have a wedding or any other more formal occasion to attend in the summer, you need something that’s elegant and stylish, but also fuss free if you’re going to be wearing it throughout a long, hot day. A well cut tunic is the ideal solution – and whether you opt for a vibrant pop of colour or a gorgeously summery floral print, wear it with a beaded necklace or some statement earrings for a summer wedding outfit that’s simple, chic and effortlessly wearable.
Does your style change in summer? Do you embrace colour more or get braver with the cuts and styles you choose? What summer looks are you most excited about this year
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