Wearing white is not the only option for your summer wardrobe. The sunshine brings out an abundance of colour in the natural world, and you can do the same with your summer outfits. There’s even room for die hard lovers of black and navy if you choose the right materials. Patterns are a perfect summer choice. If you find them daunting, try coupling them with plain coloured bottoms to balance your look for a perfect summer style. Here are four versatile summer tops that you can combine with shorts, trousers or jeans for a variety of occasions.
This subtly alluring top by Chloé has a loose fit with oversized self-fastening shoulder bows, and it stops just above the midriff. Beige, white and olive-green, this floral print top in has a retro ‘70s feel and featured in the SS17 runway collection. If you want to replicate cool ‘70s chic, couple it with a printed skirt. For those looking for a subtle look, a plain coloured skirt in a complementary colour would work perfectly.
This sheer crepe burgundy top by Chloé has a loose fit and features a V-neck front with a skin-baring racerback. Couple it with Chloé’s matching shorts for a mono-coloured work outfit that screams sophistication. It would work equally well with a fitted skirt and heels for a smart-casual night out.
This sheer silk blouse in an earthy foulard print by Chloé has an authentic retro ‘70s feel and is so on-trend. The pattern is in shades of burgundy brown and yellow. It features billowing sleeves secured with ties at the wrist and would work perfectly with the accompanying cami and a pair of flared jeans and ‘70s style platforms. It would also work well with a pair of denim shorts or a denim mini for a cool and casual summer look.
This cotton-gabardine top in dark-navy by Chloé’s is an excellent summer choice for those who can’t sacrifice dark colours simply because it’s summer. Worn on the SS17 runway, this top is cut to a relaxed silhouette and features long blouson sleeves with self-fastening bows which trail over the cut-out shoulders. It will work perfectly tucked into tailored trousers. Wear the outfit with loafers during the day and stilettos for the evening. It would also work well tucked into a pair of tailored shorts for a smart summer look.