How to style summer staples


How to style summer staples

11 July 2021

Style for summer with ease by updating your wardrobe with seasonal essentials. No matter your plans, these key pieces will see you through sun-filled days and warm evenings all summer long. 

The Top

As the weather warms, a top can become the centrepiece of your outfit. Keep your collection of tops varied to ensure options for all occasions. For casual dressing on weekends, a classic tee with a front twist is ultra-comfy and easy to style. A bustier in a seasonal hue is perfect for drinks with girlfriends, garden parties, beach strolls and the like. As for office outfitting, opt for a lightweight, semi-sheer blouse to keep the heat at bay while maintaining a professional appeal.

The Jacket

Though jackets and coats may seem like a distant memory from winter wardrobe's past, having a few light summer jackets will come in handy on breezier nights. A white blazer is a versatile option — pair with denim and a cami during the day, or with matching white linen shorts and heels for evening glam. For everyday summer layering, a cropped denim jacket is ideal. Mix and match effortlessly with everything from midi dresses to linen jumpsuits. For work, add a light waterfall jacket to your favourite blouse and skirt combo.

The Pants

When it comes to pants, think summer-ready fabrications and designs — linen, denim and cargo. We love cropped kick flare linen pants for sun-soaked day events and balmy nights out. Our tip? Pair with a matching crop for a bold look. White denim is perfect for styling up or down with ease, working with your heels or your sandals. Take on a structured look with utility-style cargo pants. Hint: style with a white fitted tee and white square toe heels for a chic summer ensemble.

The Skirt

Add feminine flair to your summer wardrobe with mini and midi skirts. Flippy mini skirts are ideal for days spent seaside and cocktail evenings with girlfriends. For a sophisticated option that will see you through from desk to dinner, a floaty midi skirt is our go-to. Look to ditsy floral prints to complement the seasonal landscape. We love accessorizing with a boater hat and crossbody bag for a relaxed look. 

The Dress

Sun and dresses are an unbeatable combination. No matter your preference — mini, midi or maxi — a chic summer dress is a wardrobe must-have. Experiment with floral prints, seasonal colourways and varied fabrications. Look to styles with tiered or ruffle skirts for extra summer-style points. A bonus? These designs can often be worn from occasion to occasion, working as everyday summer dresses, cocktail dresses and party dresses. Add sneakers for weekend errands or heels for formal occasions.