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SUMMER BREEZE

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.

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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

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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.

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

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