From office to park… and on to the beach
Whilst the weather here in the UK skips from blistering heat to rain in a matter of minutes, it’s tricky to know what to wear! But whatever the weather, a classic summer dress is a seasonal must have. Something that can be dressed up for work with heels and chunky jewellery, and still casual enough to wear out to the park for a breezy afternoon stroll in the sun. Here’s some of our favourites and how to wear them.
We adore the pretty handkerchief hem on Dolce & Gabbana’s floral print silk dress. Paired with simple sandals and a small chunky handbag, this one’s such a fun splash of colour. The gorgeous self tie straps call for a ‘hair-up’ day – keep it cool with a high ponytail or cute plaited gypsy style bun.
Cute and light, this one from Loveshackfancy is perfect for holiday, but if you work in the city, the blush broderie anglaise cotton will be a gorgeously cool way to stand out in the summer. A chunky necklace and matching cuff bracelet are a great accessory choice, and pair with a sweet white fitted cardigan in case of over enthusiastic air conditioning!
Light and fresh, this Michael Kors dress is simple and elegant. Team it with a narrow gold belt and elegant drop earrings, and make sure your shoes match too! Check out these gold sandals from L.K. Bennett.
This 40s style wrap-effect dress from Saloni is so on trend – 40s style has been strutting off the catwalk and into collections all over the world. The asymmetric buttons add a lovely detail and the cinched waist creates a super flattering silhouette. Stick to a neutral colour for your handbag – this cream Gucci bag is super cute.
Not office-appropriate, but we love this crochet dress from Missoni. With their signature rainbow colours and cut out back, this dress won’t crease, perfect for travelling and throwing on in the sun. No accessories needed! Just chuck on a pair of sandals – with so many colours, you can’t fail to match! These Giuseppe Zanotti sandals are stylish and sparkly – we love them!
Another holiday dress with a cute back, this Eres belted midi dress is a perfect light cover up for lunch at the beach club. Team it up with a fabulous pair of sunglasses and a chunky stylish beach bag. We love these cat-eye sunglasses from Fendi.