​Summer dressing (no floaty dresses required)!

​Summer dressing (no floaty dresses required)!

Firstly thank you so much for all your messages from my last Post on Summer Dresses. It’s always lovely to get your feedback and I’m delighted it inspired you to get in touch. Thank you also to those “non-dress lovers” asking for alternative advice on summer dressing. It’s fair to say we tend to fall into two camps in summer: those who love a floaty, printed boho number and those that, well, don’t!

Fear not, I hear you sisters…

I’m delighted to say there are plenty of gorgeous, non-dress, options to try that will keep you looking effortlessly cool in the summer sunshine.

The Trouser suit

I am a huge fan of a trouser suit (summer or winter). Regular readers with know I designed two (cigarette and wide leg) which I wear for all seasons and all occasions. If you want to find out more about them click here. However if you are looking for a light-weight fabric, summer version, why not try one of these.

The first is a stunning pure linen suit from Massimo Dutti. Yes, it creases but, trust me it still looks fabulous. If you feel a check suit is too much worn together wear the trousers with a crisp white shirt and plimsoles and the jacket with cuffed -jeans, t-shirt and strappy flats.

The beautiful, blue version, from Jigsaw, gives you a relaxed and effortless look – worn here with a simple t-shirt but again, you could wear separately to gain more versatility.

The Jumpsuit

Jumpsuits have become a wardrobe staple for many women. They are incredibly flattering and suit most body shapes. Here are two of my favourites. The first, from Me and Em, is actually a mix-and -match (top and culottes). This means it will be incredibly versatile AND a lot less hassle when you need the loo! If you’re not a fan of a halter-neck style top, simply buy the trousers and team with a t-shirt or vest top.

The red printed version (from Mango) is super cool and you can just add some statement earrings and heels to give it a dressier look. If print isn’t for you – it also comes in black which looks incredibly chic for summer.

The White Jean/Trouser Option

Crisp white screams “summer”. Unfortunately it also screams “no red wine, chocolate, or small children” but practicality aside white looks stunning when the sun shines. You could always opt for the jean version below if white wide-leg trousers feel too dressy.

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