Love or hate shopping for swimwear, it’s a suitcase essential and one you may end up spending most of your time in on a trip to sunnier climes. Switch up your go-to bikini for a one-piece this season. It’s a flattering and on-trend alternative that’s sure to instil confidence. Statement styles feel especially modern and can expertly flatter the female form. Choose a backless, printed or one-shoulder piece like the Kershaw as you pack for your next exotic getaway.
YOUR SUMMER SHOPPING LIST: OUR TOP 5 PICKS29.05.15
When it comes to re-vamping your wardrobe for any new season, there's a whole host of styles to consider. We've made your summer choices easy by compiling a list of top our 5 investment pieces. Designed to lend looks a relevant edge, these are the buys that will ensure your wardrobe is suitably prepped and ready for the months ahead.
Espadrilles are a summer mainstay and the humble style takes on a new, dressier guise when given a tall wedge heel. The chicest way to wear them this season? With crochet shorts and an oversized canvas tote in the day and a floaty maxi dress for evening.
Nothing says warm-weather style like white shorts and the Karla pair comes in an optic hue that’s perfect for showcasing a summer glow. Their crochet composition taps into the season’s bohemian aesthetic in a subtle and feminine way, and their minimal detailing means you can team them with everything from a Breton tee and flats to a silk blouse and a loose-fitting blazer.
A boxy blazer will instantly smarten your look and cut to a double-breasted silhouette, is especially in keeping with the season’s 1970's focus. The Ocean comes in a soft oyster hue that’s perfect for warmer months and works with a host of spring/summer separates. Wear it layered over a dress as an evening cover-up or make it central to your outfit by styling it with jeans for weekends in the city.
With a host of summer events on the horizon, it’s beneficial to have that one dress in your wardrobe that you know will work for any or all of the above. Keep dress codes in mind and opt for something that covers your shoulders and falls to a demure length. Choosing a fresh pastel hue like the icy-blue shade of the Hailey is in keeping with the season and especially relevant for SS15. It’s also detailed with a gold-tone metal necklace so it ticks the jewellery box with minimal fuss.