Dressing on trend for summer can be tough. Whereas in winter the emphasis is on layering up, hiding away and keeping warm, it feels like summer is a time to bare all – meaning there is undoubtedly more scrutiny on your outfit choice.
The great news is that summer fashion is bold, vibrant and often very easy to wear. An article in British Council magazine states that summer fashion items such as floral prints and bright tones are ‘signatures’ of summer and make for an upbeat and attention-grabbing look. But what summer staples do you need in your wardrobe in order to be on trend this year?
The Knitted Tank Top
Tank tops should feature in all summer wardrobes, but the knitted version is a 90s throwback experiencing a revival this summer. It’s a chic and flattering garment that could be paired with wide-leg culottes for a cool but sophisticated look for the office.
The maxi dress never really goes out of fashion and is so easy to dress up or down in summer. This year expect to see summer dresses, such as those from axparis.com/collections/summer-dresses, with an emphasis on the boho/hippy vibe. ‘Wonky couture’ is also in, so you could opt for a maxi with dipped hem or ruffles to be comfortable as well as bang on trend.
A slouchy pair of trousers can be ideal to throw on when temperatures are soaring but you still want to keep a little covered up. Loose-fitting linen trousers are cool and comfortable while also being smart enough to wear to a formal event or for work.
The Bucket Hat
Headwear is imperative for long hot days in the sunshine. This year the bucket hat is back with a bang. No longer associated with 90s grunge bands or fishermen, the bucket hat is practical and versatile. Opt for a denim or white version which will go with everything.
The Summer Suit
When it comes to summer weddings your first thought might be to opt for floral prints or pastel shades. Think outside of the box this year and opt for a stylish summer suit. Well-tailored lightweight suits in chic neutral tones are bang on trend for summer 2019 and can ideal for a formal event.