Easy Summer Style

It’s lovely all this sunny, proper summer weather, but it’s quite hard to dress for, agreed? Well, er, no. It’s actually pretty simple to get easy summer style if you just follow a few rules.

Last night on a walk through the park, temperatures at about 26 degrees Celcius, I spotted more than a few pairs of black opaque tights, and jeans. No! Enough of this stupidity. This is not any sort of summer style, never mind easy summer style.

You don’t have to bare all your flesh when the sun comes out! if you don’t love your legs, and don’t want then on display, black tights are not going to cut it in the summer months. You’ll just overheat, and feel, and look, ridiculous.

Easy summer style designed to cover legs comes in the shape of a maxi dress or skirt, or wide-legged loose, comfortable trousers.

Team your maxi skirt with a free-flowing top, add some simple sandals and a sloucy bag, and bingo – easy summer style achieved!

easy summer style fourClockwise, from left: Floral maxi skirt, £130, French Connection, bucket bag, £22 (was £45, JOY, asymmetric top, £12.99, H&M, sandals, £40, Schuh

If you like trousers, then wide-legged versions are perfect for hot summer days. Team them with a simple vest. Add a draped jacket if you feel you need it.

easy summer style fiveClockwise, from top left: white vest, £12. BHS, sandals, £17.99, New Look, wide-legged trousers, £14.99, H&M, leather bag, £79.95, GAP

A simple, throw-it-on jersey wrap style dress in a pretty pastel is the perfect easy summer style to see you through the day. Add a colourful tote bag and some Birkenstocks for extra comfortable style.

easy summer style threeClockwise, from left: Dress, £24, BHS, tote bag, £29.95, GAP, Birkenstocks, £55, Schuh

If you do want to show off your legs, then try some short shorts, and go for your easy summer style with a festival vibe. Add a slouchy vest in a bold colour, and a kimono – a huge summer trend this year. Embellished sandals make this outfit a day through to night option.

easy summer style twoClockwise, from top left: kimono, £34.99, New Look, white 1969 sexy boyfriend shorts, £29.95, GAP, yellow vest, £7.99, H&M, embellished sandals, £19.99, New Look

Jumpsuits and playsuits are excellent easy summer style. They are SO comfortable! Go for a wide-legged jumpsuit for cover and comfort. Add a rucksack and a floppy hat for a slouchy summer look.

easy summer fashion oneClockwise, from top left: Jumpsuit, £75, French Connection, floppy hat, £18, Floozie by FrostFrench @ Debenhams, sandals, £25, BHS, rucksack, £35, H! by Henry Holland @ Debenhams

So, there you have easy summer style, and not a pair of black tights in sight!

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