It won’t have escaped your notice that the mercury has taken a decided upswing with sizzling temperatures signalling a heatwave is on its way. And while you may have stockpiled sandals and co-ords in preparation for the sunshine, actually switching up your wardrobe for midsummer heat is quite a different matter.
Luckily there’s been a raft of A-list inspiration for how to keep decidedly cool on a balmy day. From Victoria Beckham’s crisp blue shirt ‘n’ pencil skirt to Mary Kate Olsen’s new minimal take on boho, you only need a few tips to get into your high summer style groove. Just don’t forget the suncream!
The Look: Minimal Boho
Good for: Weekend
While there’s plenty of gyp-set inspired gear in store, if you want to embrace boho’s comeback, but feel it’s too much like fashion déjà vu, channel Mary Kate Olsen’s pared back take on the look. A subtle embroidered maxi skirt and classic white t-shirt paired with this season’s slides and gold bangles says boho 2.0.
The Look: City Heat
Good for: Office Chic
Looking sleek in a professional environment is always a challenge, but queen of polished cool, Victoria Beckham manages it well in a pencil skirt from her Pre Spring/Summer 2015 collection and oversized blue cotton shirt. The key is in the contrasting proportion – boyish shirt with an ultra close cut skirt – resulting in a sexy but appropriate bare leg ensemble.
The Look: Lady in White
Good for: Low Key Lunches
Rosie Huntington Whiteley is a big fan of head to toe white, and her cropped Isabel Marant trousers teamed with an airy smock ensue her outfit doesn’t look too flashy. Go for flat sandals to properly embrace the midsummer vibe.
The Look: Holiday Ready
Good for: Seaside Trip or Overseas Jaunt
When it comes to high summer dressing there’s a strong argument that less is more. What’s important is to invest in staples that flatter and stand the test of time. Diane’s perfect white tee and flattering high waisted shorts are hardly groundbreaking, but paired with the right accessories – here a silk scarf panama and pretty sandals - she nails that effortless sunshine sensibility.