Looking for a sure-fire way to instantly inject summer into your closet? Simply show a little shoulder. The boat neck (or bateau neck if you’re feeling fancy) highlights fashion’s most erogenous zone: the décolletage. This blouse is a great place to start as it features an elasticated neckline, meaning you can position it where you’re most comfortable. Balance the additional exposure with voluminous sleeves and keep the rest of your outfit understated. White pants make the perfect pairing.
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From sunset shades at Chloé to clashing tile prints at 3.1 Phillip Lim, there’s no denying the Seventies trend is here to stay. It’s been around for several summers now, probably because of its easy-breezy boho vibes that are a perfect match with hot summer days, but did you know it works just as well at work too? Try swapping your classic black dress pants for a wide-leg style in a burnt tobacco shade, and experiment with a plain T-shirt in the office or a slogan tee come the weekend. White sneakers will bring this retro look bang up to date.
When the heat is really on, dressing for the office can leave you hot and bothered. The solution? Soft tailoring. This gentler approach to classic workwear was seen in many guises across the spring/summer 2019 catwalks – look to The Row, Valentino and Burberry for inspiration. The look combines the formality of traditional suiting with the comfort of shorter lengths and languid shapes. Cue these striped tailored shorts, which should be top of your summer wish list, along with a vibrant pink blouse to emphasise the warmer tones. Alternatively, keep things classic with a smart linen shirt.
Summer is all about the sunny vacation. Whether you’re escaping the city for a far-flung getaway, or heading up state for the weekend, channel a California-dreaming vibe with swimwear worn as daywear, as seen at Etro. It may sound daunting, but try to think of your swimsuit as a bodysuit, or close-fitting top, but with added support thanks to our swimwear’s market-leading technology: StayNEW will keep your swimsuit looking brighter for longer, while Secret Slimming styles are perfect for sculpting the body’s natural shape. While you’re at it, why not add a little sunshine with these honey-hued pants? Just the thing to give you a relaxed beach feel even in the heat of the subway.
Words : Ellie Spicer