Style

Summer’s hottest trends

From Bermuda shorts to puffed sleeves, this season’s new arrivals have us rediscovering the joy of dressing up.

Socialising is back on the agenda and it’s time to dig out real clothes again. We’re thrilled to see this summer’s latest collections are filled with soon-to-be classics and designs we can actually wear.

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Shorts, but smarter

Summer’s go-to wardrobe staple has been given a grown-up spin this year with short suits in pastel hues. Swap your usual trousers for a two-piece with tailored shorts and wear it to your next al fresco get-together. If top-to-toe tailoring isn’t your thing, opt for a pair of Bermuda shorts with a slogan tee or relaxed camisole. Plus, you can wear the jacket to dress up your jeans when autumn arrives.

02

Bold brights

After a spring spent in grey loungewear and neutral leggings we’re relishing the chance to wear bold colours and tropical floral prints again. From highlighter brights to oversized blooms and palm leaves, this summer’s must-have pieces are certainly bright and beautiful. Wear complementary prints for maximum impact or tone down a neon accessory by pairing it with classic camel.

03

The new trench

Forever in fashion, the trench coat is the ultimate throw-on jacket. Lightweight enough for summer but functional for any sudden downpours, it’ll see you through August and beyond. While the beige is a classic, this season’s styles offer a little more personality. From pleats and prints to cut-out sleeves, the designs have a more feminine finish that soften this androgynous staple.

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Statement sleeves

Puffed sleeves are taking over our wardrobes this season, with this voluminous trend seen on everything from crop tops to dresses. And with sheer fabrics to broderie anglaise, there’s a version for you. The beauty of this eye-catching design is all about the cut, making it one of the easiest trends to pull off. Simply keep your silhouette sleek on the bottom half and let your sleeves do the talking.