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THE SUMMER
TREND GUIDE

Translate the catwalk’s most-wanted looks to your everyday wardrobe with our one-stop cheat sheet. From ice cream shades to painterly prints, your new-season wish list starts here

Pretty in pastels

From lemon yellow to mint green, designers revelled in sorbet shades for summer (). Add a borrowed-from-the-boys jacket to keep the look chic, not saccharine, and add character with geometric accessories and fashion-forward mules.

“Take a trip to the
CANDY shop
with sweet, sophisticated style”

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Hot-house blooms

This season’s florals are head-turning and richly-coloured; shrinking violets they most certainly are not. Take your cues from Roksanda’s catwalk presentation () with a sleeveless A-line dress in fuchsia pink – just add an ivory blazer and woven heels for the perfect wedding guest look. Wallflowers need not apply.

Art house prints

From cubist shapes to vivid watercolours, the Spring/Summer 2018 catwalks were awash with punchy, studio-inspired prints (). Ring detailing on belts and bag handles adds a sculptural dimension to any outfit: our head-turning maxi dress is the quickest way to achieve the look. Add suede sandals for city chic, and flip flops for seaside sundowners.

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Not so mellow yellow

Yellow was a heavy hitter on not only the Spring/Summer 2018 catwalks, but also the Autumn/Winter 2018 runways too, so invest in the colour now and you’ll be wearing it through to winter. Embrace the shade with our sweeping single-breasted duster coat – ideal for a day at the races – or dip a toe into the trend with vivid accessories.

Wrap stars

Not since the Seventies have wrap styles been so relevant, making a side-tie top or skirt a must-buy this season (). The supremely flattering cut is a godsend for all figures, accentuating the waist and creating the illusion of longer legs. Try a simple shirt for everyday chic, or a sunshine-ready skirt for a garden party.

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Editor: Dulcie Emerson / Catwalk imagery: Getty Images

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