The warm weather’s rolled around again, and brought with it a new set of criteria when it comes to deciding what to wear. You want to be comfortable, whether you’re at work or leisure. But you also, ideally, want to look amazing, too. In the vast majority of cases, you can make this happen via a combination of just a few key items of clothing. Let’s run through some of them.
Basic items you must have for summer
Oversized linen shirt
It needs to be white, long-sleeved, and slightly too big for you. It’s comfortable, practical, and you can wear it in both formal and casual settings.
Plain cami top
The cami top is exceptionally versatile. You can wear it just about anywhere you’d wear a t-shirt, except in this case you have your shoulders exposed.
For the reason we’ve just mentioned, it’s worth keeping a generous supply of plain white tees. You can wear them into work: provided that they’re matching something formal, they’ll look formal, too.
A white linen blazer is a must-have, especially if you’re planning on enjoying a garden party, or summer nightlife.
Who doesn’t love a women’s top with flowers on it? There’s an enormous range of them on offer, so pick out one of them that matches with your particular tastes.
Demin has the advantage of matching nicely with a whole range of fabrics. It’s slightly hardier, and you can wear it longer into the year.
If it looks as though you’ve borrowed your boyfriend’s trousers for the day, then you’re onto a winner. They tend to sit lower, and obscure the curvature of your legs.
Shirt dresses make an obvious match for the office. They can be lightweight, or substantial and sophisticated. If you’re into this sort of thing, then you might amass a collection of them.
You’ll want to roughly match the length of your midi skirt to the bulge of your calf (which should be slightly higher on the outside). That means your knees are covered, so it’s extremely practical for the office as well as the pub.
You’ll need sunglasses, especially if you’re driving – so why not make sure that you’ve got the right kind of sunglasses? Wraparounds, aviators, wayfarers: they all have something unique to offer. Make sure that you’ve matched it to the rest of your wardrobe.
You’ll get a similar breadth of choice when it comes to your hats. You might go for something wide-brimmed, or settle on a baseball cap or beanie. Whatever you feel comfortable in will probably work nicely.