Need some new summer outfits, but don’t want to overhaul your entire closet? These versatile pieces will go with everything…
With the weather currently lurching from “quite nice actually” to “grim weekend in February”, choosing your summer outfit has never been more confusing.
Not only are the conditions erratic, but we’ve also spent a year in which fashion dilemmas didn’t stretch much further than which pair of joggers to wear with which chunky knit.
However, it’s time to put a bit more joy into the daily dress-up, and the more easy-to-match pieces we have to choose from, the better.
From summer dresses to ultra-versatile accessories, these are the new season staples to add to your current rotation…
1. The slip dress
You wake up to bright sunshine and a light breeze and think “yes, I’ll wear this lovely summery number to the pub garden”.
Fast forward eight hours and it’s grey and blustery - a pain, sure, but at least you can swap out bare shoulders and sandals for a denim jacket and white trainers, and the dress will still look great.
2. The cami and cardi
A gingham top goes with literally everything, and this cami / cardi double act adds even more versatility into the mix.
Part of the latest collection from New Look, they would go great with a skirt, jeans… even shorts would work.
You could even stock up on all three thanks to New Look’s new partnership with Klarna, which lets you split purchases over £35 into three interest-free payments.*
However you style them, this is one combo guaranteed to see you through all summer occasions.
3. The stiletto mules
These coral mules are a sure-fire way to dress up your summer ensemble, whether you’re sporting a pair of jeans or a floaty midi.
Bonus points for the extremely on-trend bubble braid strap.
4. The mini skirt
If you’re daunted by the prospect of introducing bold prints into your outfit, then a monochrome option is a good place to start.
Lean into the look with a plain white tee, or go for bold block colours to brighten it up.
5. The bag
Chunky gold accessories are still everywhere, and we’re big fans of the statement chain strap on this woven leather-look shoulder bag.
Neutral enough to wear with anything, with just enough glitz to dress it all up.
6. The mini dress
After this year’s false start to spring / summer, we’re hoping the weather sorts itself out soon enough to be sporting mini dresses day in day out.
Dress it up with strappy heels and a trench, or dress it down by wearing it over a plain white tee.
Ready to re-stock your wardrobe for summer? New Look have teamed up with Klarna to simplify your shopping experience by allowing you to pay later in three monthly instalments, on orders over £35.
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