It doesn’t matter what your personal style is these days – the catwalk now caters for everyone.
Gone are the days when you were either “on trend” or not.
Now it’s about how you use your individuality and personality to carry off one of the many looks for the season.
Here’s four very different looks that have hit the high street this summer:
Step this way, minimalists. The utilitarian trend has adopted a Sonoran Desert twist. If you love the military trend, this is the summer refresh, with clean silhouettes in whites, khakis and sandy tones. Keep detailing to a minimum, other than practical pockets and waist belts. When it comes to silhouette, don’t be afraid to mix structured jackets with relaxed skirts or culottes.
If you’re going to go for super stone coloured shorts – pick high waisted every time, they’re the most flattering fit.
Pictured: Utility Parka £35, Bandeau Top £5, Culottes £20, Sandals £10 – F&F at Tesco
No summer is complete without palm prints and hibiscus flowers. Upgrade from your dainty country garden florals to this vacation-ready look. Even fruit is in on the act, with statement lemon or pineapple prints aplenty for a quirkier play on the trend. One key piece is all you need, whether it’s a dress, jacket, shorts or top. If you want to pare it down, pair your print with denim or black linen.
Think modern day Hawaiian shirt. Stick to classic greens and go for a fresh white backdrop or muted grey for a softer take.
Pictured: Lemon Print Top £40, Denim City Shorts £45, Bag £89 – House of Fraser
This season’s folk look is more luxe artisan than boho hippy. Think delicate embroidered pieces, statement fringing and intricate prints. Everything should be relaxed but not over-floaty – ideal for heatwave dressing. Go with one statement accessory so you don’t look like you’ve raided a trinket stall – either a tassled bag, embellished sandals, or layers of fine jewellery.
No bohemian look is complete without a long skirt to sweep the puddle-free pavements. Try a print against a black or navy base for a leaner silhouette.
Pictured: Lina Blue Cami Top £39, Talisa Black Skirt £49, Warwick Sandals £29, Odette gold necklace £22, Eastbourne Necklace £25 – Monsoon
Beach Ready Chic
When it comes to the beach you can never have too much colour in your life. It’s a perfect time to experiment with different colours, prints and textures.
One fantastic staple for this is the kaftan. Not the heavy duty type but the nice, lightweight summer friendly types which can double up as fabulous evening wear over a cute skirt or flowing dress for those beach parties.
One great kaftan is this green one by Jade Jagger for Thomson.
Pictured: Print Kaftan by Jade Jagger £95 thomson.co.uk