With the temperature heating up, it’s time to bid farewell to winter and trade our cosy layers and deep colour palettes for relaxed silhouettes and bold prints. While each year the change in season brings its own hot new trends and must have styles, there are a few styling tips that we swear by year after year to nail our summer wardrobe.
From choosing the right colour palette to exploring breathable fabrics and easy silhouettes, we’ve compiled our top tips to help you curate your dream summer style.
- Opt for light colours
A far cry from the rich deep tones that make up our winter wardrobe, summer is all about bright, light hues – think pastel pinks and blues, versatile neutrals and of course, the colour that dominates our summer looks, crisp white. These shades not only look beautiful on warm afternoons or balmy evenings but will keep you cooler, reflecting the suns harsh rays on hot days, a win-win!
Explore pastel hues and neutral tones to keep you cool in the warmer months. The Briella Set features a stunning baby pink hue
- Choose breathable fabrics
Selecting the right fabric is key to keeping you cool and looking stylish as the mercury rises. Opt for natural, breathable fabrics such as linen and cotton. Known for their high quality, these fabrics will not only keep the heat out, but also stay looking fabulous wear after wear, becoming a staple in your wardrobe for years to come.
Image: Alamour the Label
Look for breathable fabrics such as cotton in relaxed silhouettes. Pictured is the Celia Set from Alamour the Label.
- Step out in loose silhouettes
Unlike the figure hugging bodycon styles and fitted silhouettes that ruled our winter wardrobe, summer is all about flowing skirts and dresses, low cut necklines and relaxed fits. Invest in versatile pieces that can be dressed up or down to take you from a daytime catch up with friends to a romantic sunset dinner with the right accessories.
The free flowing, tiered skirt and elastic waist of the Marni Dress makes it the perfect addition to your summer wardrobe. Pair with leather sandals and a woven hat for an effortless daytime look or drop earrings and loose curls for after dark
- Experiment with prints
Summer is the ideal time to get creative and experiment with bold prints and colourful patterns. Pair a printed skirt or wide leg pants with a neutral top or make a statement and add a pop of colour. Look for floral or geometric patterns in hues that compliment your complexion.
Experiment with ditsy floral or bold, statement prints for the ultimate summertime look. The Helene two piece set can be worn together or paired separately with a wardrobe staple for a low key look.
- Invest in accessories
Level up your summer look with seasonal accessories, such as a beachy wide brimmed hat, layers of delicate gold jewellery and a woven bag slung over your shoulder. Invest in a quality pair of neutral flat and heeled leather sandals that can be paired with any outfit and add oversized sunglasses for an effortless summertime finish.
Combine these simple styling tips with the latest summer trends for a timeless yet stylish finish season after season.