Get your wardrobe holiday-ready with these style tips for five key summer occasions.
The secret to dressing for a summer wedding is finding something formal but comfortable that has a little extra ‘zing’. Look out for adornments such as tassels, feathers, embellishments and sparkle, which give extra glam to summer dresses. Consider a light jacket or pashmina as well. Summer weddings tend to be based outdoors, and it can get chilly in the evenings.
Nice day out
If you have a day out planned, perhaps you’re expecting to stop somewhere nice for lunch and want something that is more formal than beachwear yet still cool and comfortable. One of this year’s biggest trends, the playsuit, is your new best friend. Go for a subtly tailored option rather than a jersey style designed for the beach. This season’s hottest patterns, animal print and large floral, are perfect choices.
Citybreak capsule wardrobe
Whether it’s a two day sojourn to sweet Paris or a weekend in York with the girls, you’ll want to pack light but look good. A capsule wardrobe should include a dependable pair of tailored trousers you can wear with a loose cami top for day and a smarter top for evening. Remember that city breaks tend to involve plenty of walking, so consider semi-smart flats that can take you from day to evening.
Comfortable but glam evening wear
For a summer evening, you want to look good but you also need to feel comfortable, whether that’s because of the heat or the food you intend to consume! Maxi dresses such as those found at AX Paris combining comfort with elegance are perfect for a summer night out.
You can’t have summer without a few days at the beach. Invest in swimwear you feel 100% comfortable in. Choosing swimwear according to your body type will certainly have you feeling more confident. The new ranges of body shaping swimwear can help boost confidence, too. A beach dress or playsuit that you can throw over swimwear is also a wise investment. Again, make use of this season’s summery trends; animal print, botanics and navajo prints are all sound options.
You are likely to need to dress for at least one of these five summer occasions this year, so use these tips to do it in style.