Calendar chocka with summer events?
The promise of warmer weather brings with it bucket loads of fun. But almost as annoying as getting sand stuck to your sun cream? Not having the right outfit to wear.
Whilst nothing says ‘sunshine’ quite like a strappy dress and cute pair of sandals, it doesn’t work for every occasion. So, if you need a hand with what to wear when, take a look at our top picks for a summer of fully styled socialising…
What’s the occasion?
Basking in the sunshine enjoying bottomless brunch with friends – erm, yes please!
Casual but cool (in every sense of the word) is what’s needed here. For summer brunching you want to look on point yet be comfortable enough to sit eating and drinking in the heat for several hours.
The failsafe ‘summer dress’ is perfect for this. We LOVE the green and blue floral smock dress from Girl In Mind - fresh, floaty and feminine. Team with sandals and you’re good to go.
Fun with the fam or chilling with friends, what’s not to love about picnicking? It even makes a cute (and cheap!) date option. Whether it’s butties in your back garden or drinks and nibbles at your local park, throw a blanket down and you’re picnic ready.
What will take a little more consideration though, is what you wear. Remember that with picnicking you’re going to be sitting on the floor, so comfy clothes with a bit of give are ideal.
Soft shorts worn with a vest or tee, or a relaxed jumpsuit (take a look at CY Boutique’s short sleeved jumpsuit), work a treat and save you flashing more than you bargained for.
Already bagged a gorgeous bikini but wondering what to wear to and from the beach?
Our best advice? Keep it simple.
Shorts are great worn with your bikini top but if you don’t want to flaunt too much flesh while you’re walking about, easy to wear dresses that can be slipped on and off without too much fuss work even better. Try the Sisterhood Claudia dress in honey.
If a day at the beach might lead to sundowners at a nearby beach bar, a printed maxi will take you anywhere.
And if you’re worried about beach hair - complete the beachy vibe with a sun hat. Capable of taming even the wildest of bad hair days!
Beer garden boozing
The summer’s great for impromptu afternoons in the beer garden. Throw on a simple yet sexy mini dress, order a G&T - with extra ice - and you’re made.
Fresh colourways and prints look great for this – but don’t forget thin straps are a must if you’re going to avoid pesky strap lines from an afternoon sat in the sunshine! Try Sisterhood’s Katie Dress in fleur print or peach for full on vacation vibes.
Wedding of the year
Weddings are back! And when you’ve waited this long for a good wedding you want to look the part, are we right?!
The best way to stand out from the other guests is with a vibrant pop of summery colour. Bold yellows, hot pinks, sky blues – they all look fab in the sunshine.
Stay cool and go long and floaty, or show off tanned shoulders with a sculpted off shoulder midi – we adore this yellow midi and bandeau floral midi by Lavish Alice.
From garden parties and barbeques to rooftop cocktails at the latest hot spot, there’s nothing quite like the chilled vibe of summer parties.
But hazy days often turn into chilly evenings, which can leave you heading indoors. So when it comes to a summer party, remember to throw a cute cardi or blazer over your shoulders to keep the evening nip at bay.
Has it been a while? Forgotten how to rock festival chic?
Much like weddings, we’ve been waiting FOREVER for festivals to get back into their groove and nailing the festival look is easy.
Summer or not, wellies are a must! Pair with shorts and a vest top, or a mini dress (it’s not about wearing a maxi that trails in the mud or gets trampled on by fellow revellers).
Shirts worn as a relaxed jacket are a festival essential too. Wrap round your waist when not needed, button up if you’re freezing, or throwover open to protect your skin – great if it’s getting too hot and the walk back your tent for sun cream feels like a very loooooong way.
Style out summer
Look hot whatever the weather and nail summer styling with fashion from She Selected.
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