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Embrace blue-sky dressing with dainty florals, cool cotton and whimsical prairie-inspired silhouettes. In short, everything you want to wear when the living is easy

Subtle stripes

Usher in summer’s languid mood with breathable natural fabrics: think striped linen cheesecloth like this airy Per Una dress (), crisp pure-cotton shirts and soft viscose maxi skirts (). An oversized straw hat completes the look.

The key to mastering maxi dressing is to keep your silhouette defined. Try pushed-up sleeves on a shirt knotted at the waist paired with a high-waisted gathered skirt. Unfussy leather sandals balance out the proportions.


Floral fancies

Every wardrobe requires a failsafe dress and a versatile boho midi () gets our vote. Ladylike florals were spotted on the catwalks for spring/summer 2019, making this an ultra-wearable trend that isn’t going anywhere in a hurry. Size up for a looser fit to keep the look contemporary.

Buckle up

Cinch in a diaphanous floral dress with a chunky leather belt (). Not only will it accentuate your figure beneath all the fabric, it will add serious style points to your outfit too. From western-inspired shapes to printed styles, a statement belt has the power to upgrade a simple outfit in an instant


Shady lady

Amber, lilac, rose… whichever colour you choose, tinted lenses are the sunglasses style to be seen in this season. Make rimless oversized frames feel ultra-modern with up-to-the minute styling. We love these Seventies-style shades paired with a sleeveless sun dress and minimalist sandals ().

It’s a wrap

Bid farewell to buttons because this season we’re enamoured with the cool simplicity of the wrap fastening. And this blouse (), with its pretty broderie anglaise fabric and flattering V-shaped neckline, looks gorgeous teamed with wide-leg linen trousers for a look that’s easily dressed up or down for spontaneous summer gatherings.


Words: Dulcie Emerson Images: Louis Christopher Art direction: Nicola Rose Styling: Vicky Keeble
Make-up: Karina Constantine Hair: Ben Cooke

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