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When it comes to Summer, I'm not the biggest fan of the fashion. I much prefer the colder months, when I can layer up and live in darker colours, however, Summer wardrobes can be much simpler and easier to style.
I always find that it's easy to get stuck in a rut in the warmer months, and I just live in dresses and sandals, but that doesn't have to be the case. With a few simple and quite basic pieces, Summer dressing can still be super stylish and easy for anyone.
Firstly, for Summer, a few new tops are a must. I definitely think that everyone should own a blue and white striped tee, even if you're not a fan of the nautical trend (which never fails to come back into fashion each year) a top like this is the perfect casual/cool mixture, and will always look amazing with linen trousers, jeans or shorts. A couple of shirts are always handy for warmer days too, wether you plan on wearing them open or buttoned up, tucked in, or tied around the waist... with one shirt you can create endless different looks and outfits.
A couple of cover ups for night time are always needed, for times when it's a bit too chilly for bare arms, but you don't want anything too chunky. I love the lightweight textured jacket in the picture above, it's so simple, yet stylish and would look great dressed up or dressed down. If you're looking for something plainer and with more of a daytime vibe, you can't go wrong with a cashmere cardigan, available in every colour you can imagine, so there's one for everyone.
When I shop for Summer dresses, I always end up with floral, ditzy patterns or more edgy geometric and aztec designs... really though, I think that everyone should have a few plain designs in their life. As I've shown above, a simple maxi and a shorter dress are perfect additions to a Summer time wardrobe, easy to accessorise, and wearable for most occasions.
When I want to look a bit smarter on my bottom half, I ditch my denim cut offs, in favour of pencil skirts and printed trousers. Both of which are really on trend at the moment, super comfy, and most importantly, really flattering. Styling these with a plain cotton tee, a tucked in shirt or your striped top is really easy to do, and really effective. With these few extra items, you'll be all set for a stylish Summer time.
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