As the heat-wave continues, the sartorial challenges continue to multiply. While we would never dream of complaining about the beauteous weather our Isles have been enjoying of late, the scorchio weather has somewhat cause a summer wardrobe crisis. Instead of investing in endless summer frocks, playsuits and shorts, shoppers have been saving their splurge for the rainy days – and buying trans-seasonal staples which will last well in to next season. But such buys just won’t cut it when the sun is properly blazing, leaving an un-breachable gap in many closets across the country.
Its therefore unsurprising that according to our friends over at Google that ‘Asos Summer Dress’ was the fourth most searched for term this week in the UK as the country’s womenfolk looks to plug their wardrobe gaps with accessibly priced summer pieces. So to save you the effort of trawling the web, we've put together an edit of the best pieces from several high street brands. From two-strap sandals to easy summer dresses, our dependable high streets have it all covered.
1. The Topshop Camisole
This season’s vests are minimal and feature skinny, skinny spaghetti straps. Topshop have a great selection in various shades. Wear with simple city shorts, un-tucked to get a minimalist, urban look.
Topshop Camisole £18 topshop.com
2. The & Other Stories Flippy Skirt
A flippy skirt looks great with a tee and cami, but still offers a sense of polish. Team &Other Stories Scuba skirt with a high neck crop top if you are feeling racy.
Scuba Skirt £45 by &Other Stories
3. Zara’s Two Strap Sandals
The king of the high street shoe selection, Zara is a must-stop for summer shoes should you not have managed to pick up your open toe options for the season.
Two Strap Sandals £39.99 zara.com
4. Whistles Day Dresses
While certainly not cheap as chips, Whistles is the winner of the best high street summer dress competition. With several styles still in sale, and a great selection of non-sale if you cant cope with the rummaging, you won’t fail to find something to suit your tastes.
5. Reiss Swimwear
Whether you are looking to catch some rays in your garden or planning to make a summer getaway, swimwear is key. Reiss offers the high street’s most stylish water wear.