font loading for Top nav


Keep your cool when the heat is on with these wilt-proof summer outfit ideas from the ever-stylish M&S Insiders, including leopard-print tops and effortless T-shirt dresses

Joy-sparking summer tops

What could be easier on a hot day than an airy summer blouse with a fun print to match your mood? Whether you pair with denim shorts, wear knotted at the waist with linen trousers, or unbuttoned over swimwear as a versatile cover-up, consider the holiday shirt your warm weather go-to.

“Making the most of the sunshine in this leopard-print pop-over blouse, which I’ve styled with linen shorts, a cross-body bag… and an ice cream, of course.” @marksandspencer_sophie

Shop women’s shirts & blousesShop women’s shorts

Earn your style stripes with a T-shirt dress

Hot, sticky days call for loose, unrestrictive silhouettes like a relaxed-fit T-shirt dress. Equally suited to the city as the beach, all you need is a pair of chunky sandals to ground the look. Oversized shades add the finishing touch.

“Here’s my easy go-to on lazy days – a striped T-shirt dress made from soft, pure cotton jersey. It’s cut to a relaxed fit in a breezy mini length and has a ribbed neckline which adds a neat finish.” @marksandspencer_sam

Shop T-shirt dressesShop all dresses

Walk on the wild side with animal print

When the mercury rises so do the style stakes. Take your look up a notch with eye-catching patterns, bold colour and statement accessories to embrace the holiday-at-home vibe. Animal print is the Insiders’ print of choice for summer.

“This plissé animal-print skirt is a new find. It sits on the waist with a flattering A-line shape and the midaxi length ensures you can wear it with trainers, sandals or heels to dress it up or down. As an added bonus, it has an elasticated waistband for all-day comfort.” @marksandspencer_nicola

Shop animal-print skirts
Shop animal-print dresses

Stock up on essential tank tops

Every summer wardrobe (or holiday capsule) requires a handful of good-quality camis for styling with floaty skirts, shorts and even jeans for evening social events. Replenish the basics (black, white, navy) and then add some micro prints to keep things interesting.

“This top is an absolute bargain at £5.50.” @marksandspencer_sophie

Shop women’s vest topsShop all women’s new-in

Words: Dulcie Emerson