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When it comes to summer styling, light and breezy is the way to go. That’s not without forgetting the accessories that complement a summer wardrobe. There’s more and more discourse around building a capsule wardrobe, where timeless pieces are prioritized, prompting consumers to make considered choices when swapping out items. Regardless, the change of seasons is a great way to update and refresh your current collection. Here are some summer staples you might want to consider for your wardrobe.

Linen shirt

Many fashionistas swear by linen in the summertime due to its cooling properties and equally cool look. Try pairing an oversized linen shirt with a cute dress, or denim shorts and a top for a more relaxed feel. Don’t feel as though you have to stick to white or cream linen either – mix it up with black, blue, or even pink linen to switch up the vibe of your outfit. Just make sure you try to keep your linen crumple-free!

Denim shorts

Denim shorts have long been a staple for the summertime. Whether you go for a light blue, dark blue, or black denim wash is up to you. Think about what best compliments the clothes in your wardrobe before taking the plunge. Opt for a smarter, more structured pair of shorts, or choose a casual, ripped style to dress your look up or down for the occasion. 

Maxi dress

Occasion wear is a must for any wardrobe and during the summertime, it can be tricky to source the right items. Long, flowy dresses are a great shout for when the weather is hot – you simply cannot go wrong with a maxi dress. Many take comfort in knowing that you’ll feel cool without having to reveal your legs. Choose between a more vibrant print or stick to a block color and dress the look up with your choice of accessories. 


Protecting your eyes while the sun is shining is crucial, giving you more reason to find a pair that makes you feel great. Go bold with a big, rounded pair, or try out a cat-eye style. There are endless styles to suit different face shapes, so take the time to mix and match pairs as you decide. You can play around with colors too, from tortoiseshell rims to pink lenses.

White trainers

While sandals and flip-flops are a go-to, you’ll get just as much use, if not more use, out of a pair of white trainers – and especially given the unpredictability of the British weather. The good news is that white trainers come in every style and variation you can think of and by many different brands. The key is to find something comfortable that suits the items in your wardrobe.