Summer Trends

It’s June, it’s officially summer, time to get some new pieces in that wardrobe. But what are the top summer trends? What should you be wearing. Okay, we’ll tell you. We’ve picked out six of the top, TOP summer trends. The summer trends you can’t be without – the summer trends you really need to be wearing/packing/enjoying this summer.

Let’s start with a simple one – white. Although white is a perennial summer trend, it is actually one of the top trends this summer. It’s so versatile – very pretty, or uber-chic and slick – depends on how you wear it. A simple tee and shorts is impactful in white. A maxi dress is holiday-tastic, and a simple shirt dress is super chic for the city in the summer.

Summer trends whiteClockwise, from top left: Frilled sleeve Tee, £12.99, H&M, flat gladiators, £25, BHS, maxi dress, £29.99, H&M, lace back culottes jumpsuit, £29.99, New Look, white twill shorts, £12.99, H&M, white bag, £25, BHS, white shirt dress, £69, French Connection, mules, £39.99, New Look

Next up, the opposite of white – brights. Think neon, and predominently orange, pink and yellow. Mix up your brights. The best way to embrace the boldest of summer trends it to clash your colours. Be bold with a pink dress, and clashing orange shoes. Add bright yellow to your wardrobe – it’s fun!

summer trends brights

Clockwise, from top left: Bodycon bandeau dress, £120, French Connection, quilted yellow Fuji jacket, £89.99, Superdry, yellow broderie anglaise top, £18, BHS, two-tone bikini, £28, J by Jasper Conran @ Debenhams, tricolour earrings, £10, White Stuff, orange sandals, £17.99, New Look, pink dress, £19.99, New Look, neon pom pom bag, £19.99, New Look

Khaki we explored in full this week, and it is a top summer trend this year. Khaki is such a versatile colour. It can be smart and sophisticated, or super-casual. Khaki is utilitarian, super-chic and easy to wear.

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Clockwise, from top left: Patch shirt, £24.99, New Look, biker jacket, £34.99, New Look, dress, £44.99, Superdry, khaki tortoiseshell sunglasses, £79, French Connection, khaki heels, £59.99, New Look, lace trimmed cami top, £12.99, New Look

Boho is massive this summer. Think 1970s, think floaty maxi skirts, smock dresses, wedge heels, prints, and cotton fabrics.

summer trends bohoClockwise, from top left: red lace longline cardigan, £19.99, H&M, smock dress, £110, French Connection, maxi skirt, £tbc, BHS, wedge sandals, £29.99, H&M, fringed bag, £24, Butterfly by Matthew Williamson @ Debenhams, smock top, £22, BHS

Crochet is a big trend this summer. We’re not asking you to  get out your crochet hooks and make a granny square blanket, but we are asking you to embrace crocheted pieces, from dresses to crop tops.

summer trends crochetClockwise, from top left: crochet Bardot top, £39.99, Superdry, pink crochet crop top, £14.99, New Look, crochet shorts, £22.99, New Look, blue zig zag crochet top, £9.99, New Look, playsuit, £12.99, New Look, crochet sweater, £99, French Connection, maxi dress, £24.99, New Look, crochet panel scarf, £29.95, White Stuff, brights crochet top, £12.99, H&M

Sitting alongside the boho trend this summer we have tribal prints. Aztec prints, tiles, squares, pretty patterns. Prints can adorn a whole dress, a hem of a skirt, or just a bangle.

summer trends tribal printsClockwise, from top left: trousers, £12.99, H&M, print kimono jacket, £25, BHS, brights bomber jacket, £24.99, H&M, bangle, £7.99, New Look, clutch bag, £15, BHS, panel vest, £9.99, H&M, dirndl skirt, £75, French Connection

 

 

Summer shorts

Summer shorts. Summer and shorts. They just go together don’t they, like strawberries and cream, Kim and Kanye, coconut and lime, eggs and avocado…okay, you get our drift!

Summer shorts – you need them in your life/wardrobe/suitcase!

We’re focusing on short summer shorts – the only type you need on holiday, and be brave and wear them at home too. Show off your legs, get some sun about you, and embrace summer shorts fully!

Let’s start with some patterned shorts – add a bit of print to your summer shorts for some holiday fun.

Pretty sequinned geo print shorts from Dorothy Perkins @ BHS (£40) are super chic for summer evenings. H&M’s white lace shorts (£14.99) are summery, and subtle. Their red tie-front floral print pair are super-cute (£12.99). At White Stuff, the pretty print on grey is summery subtle (£35). At Debenhams, choose flouncy beach shorts in a pink neon flower print from Floozie by FrostFrench (£25), or floral multi-coloured chevron stripes by Red Herring (£26). We love these shorts!

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If plain suits you better than patterned, that’s fine. Choose from denim, chino style, or floaty fabric, and with trims or without. New Look’s denim embroidered high waist shorts (£22.99) are festival perfect, as are JOY’s denim Urban Bliss pom-pom detail pair (£25). At White Stuff choose yellow linen (£35) or khaki chino style with polka turn-ups (£29.95).

Floaty khaki drawstring shorts from JOY (£32, Valley of the Dolls) are super chic for day or night. As are New Look’s black embroidered pair (£17.99).

summer shorts plain

Blue is an on-trend summer shade this summer, and there are loads of cute blue summer shirts to choose from.

Denim high-waisted at H&M look fantastic paired with a black blouse, and this acid wash style are super-chic (£12.99). Red Herring @ Debenhams’ denim ombre and ripped style are also fab (£30), and White Stuff’s denim with turn-ups have a more traditional feel to them (£35). H&M’s elastic waist broderie anglaise scallop hem shorts are on our holiday wishlist (£14.99), as are their blue floaty stripe style (£12.99). And we do love the Reger by Janet Reger @ Debenhams navy lace pair (£25).

Summer shots blue

Finally, stripes. Who doesn’t love stripes, and they look great on shorts. Horizontal stripes navy, mustard and muted rust (£19.99, H&M) are a great evening pair for your holiday – just add a slinky vest and killer heels. Crochet shorts from New Look (£12.99) in a pretty two-tone fiery orange shade are festival-ready. New Look’s cream striped loose shorts with tassel tie are an easy summer style (£14.99), and their belted grey stripes are slightly more formal (£14.99). Their pink, black and white striped pair (£14.99) are slightly longer and would suit a wedge. Team with a jacket and a simple top for an alternative wedding look.

Summer shorts striped