As the sun starts to emerge from its spring slumber and the mercury starts to rise, now is the ideal time to start thinking about refreshing your summer wardrobe.
Whether you want to invest in some style staples that will see you right through the season or figure out how to stay as cool as a cucumber even as the temperatures soar, here are five of our best summer fashion tips that we hope will give you a bit of inspiration for the upcoming season.
Combat the heat with natural fibres
When it’s warm outside, staying cool is a must. Breathability is essential when the sun is shining, so choose garments constructed from lightweight, natural materials, such as linen, rayon and cotton. As this Glamour article notes, choosing garments made from natural fibres also has the added benefit of being fully compostable for when they start to look a little worn and tired.
Choose floaty dresses
Whether you’re looking for a chic day dress that will see you through everything from daily errands to weekend brunches or you need something a little more sophisticated for a special occasion, a loose style will skim your body without feeling at all constrictive, which can quickly become uncomfortable in warm weather. Flowy cuts make ideal wedding guest dresses and you can browse a variety of elegant styles from AX Paris here
The perfect pair of shorts will become a summer wardrobe staple
Summer is shorts season and finding the perfect pair will really enhance the versatility factor of your entire summer wardrobe. Opting for a style that is slightly oversized will deliver comfort-wise and will pair well with everything from classic white t-shirts to western-inspired shirts and everything in between.
White sneakers are always a winning choice
A pair of white sneakers or trainers will add a touch of classic sophistication and maximum comfort to every summer ensemble. Pair them with everything from laidback jeans and t-shirt combinations to pretty sundresses or a playful denim skirt.
Slip your feet into a pair of chic summer sandals
There is a sandal style for absolutely every occasion. Simple slides are ideal for running errands, flip flops are perfectly suited to warm weekend days at the beach, and chic wedge sandals or espadrilles are a great choice for garden parties, summer weddings and dinner parties.