Take your cue from our latest fashion feature to prep a covetable capsule wardrobe as we celebrate rising temperatures and the impending height of summer.

Effortless and elegant in equal part, the silk shirt makes a fresh alternative to a beach cover-up. Wear it tied in a loose knot at the hem for a carefree slant.

Flat sandals give tailoring a laidback edge that updates traditionally smart separates and captures the nonchalance of the season.

The maxi dress is intrinsic to any summer wardrobe and lightweight chiffon styles in attention-grabbing prints strike the balance between ethereal and eye-catching.

For a dose of evening polish, pack a strapless jumpsuit in your suitcase. It’s a sophisticated way to showcase sunkissed shoulders when worn sans cover-up.

Teaming city-ready pieces with natural make-up and tousled hair will put a carefree twist on traditionally sleek styles.

Sun-drenched hues are the simplest way to emulate the season’s rising temperatures. Add colour-pop culottes to your warm-weather rotation – they work both poolside and in the city.

For an artful take on bohemian style, roll loose-cut trousers at the ankle and add a heel. Sheer detailing will bring a new dimension to fluid silhouettes.

Sculptural swimwear shapes give retro-inspired prints a modern update. Switch up the styling for day and wear it as a one-piece with a skater skirt or shorts.

A structured bikini top will instil confidence poolside and works as a bandeau alternative when teamed with high-waisted trousers.

Team a chalk-hued boyfriend shirt with same-tone skinny jeans for a contemporary take on the season’s all-white trend.

Add a statement hat to any summer look for a fast fashion fix. A wide brim and graphic cut-outs combine for dramatic effect.

Slip a printed scarf into your hand-luggage to cover up on the flight and work in lieu of a kaftan once you land in tropical climes.