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!

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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



Sunny Summer Style – Weekly Wishlist

Fed up looking out the window at rain, snow, hail and the rest? So are we. So, we’re focusing on summer style in this week’s weekly wishlist, and anticipating some fun in the sun.

Hopefully we’ll get some nice weather of our own, but if not, and you’re lucky enough to be jetting off somewhere warm, you’ll need to invest in some sunny summer style pieces. Bikinis, swimwear, cover-ups, hats, bags, sunnies – summer style never looked so hot!

First up is a bikini, and we agree, it’s a sunny summer style minefield, so take some time to choose, and pay attention to your bodyshape to make sure you get the right style for you.

We adore Floozie by FrostFrench’s sunflower bikini with big, high-waisted retro pants (top, £26.50, bottoms, £20, Debenhams). New Look’s neon stripe bikini (top, £14.99, bottoms, £7.99) is something skimpier, if that’s your summer style.

One-pieces are as sexy as bikinis, and can be more stylish and more flattering. We adore Louche @ JOY’s red structured retro style costume (£35) – it has lacing up the back as well. Butterfly by Matthew Williamson’s digital print tiger suit (£42, Debenhams) will cause a stir at the beach or the pool, agreed?

And BHS’s monochrome swimsuit (£28) has ruching at the side, and a detachable halter for versatile sunny summer style

New Look are the masters of novelty handbags, and this year you can get into the tropical mood with either a sequinned pineapple bag (£19.99) or a glittery scallop shell (£12.99). Or both if you must!

Get that pedicure booked in and get some summer sandals on your feet (maybe not in the rain, but get some in – the sun is coming, we promise you). BHS’s metallic gladiators ar comfy and cute (£25). Or how about something a bit more out there with Schuh’s embellished sandals (£35).

Weekly wishlist fun in the sun summer style

A beach cover-up is always a good idea on holiday – sunburn is never a good look. The zig zag pattern of the Principles by Ben De Lisi kaftan (£32, Debenhams) is super-fun, as are the cute tassel ties. If something more muted is your sunny summer style, then French Connection’s beautiful neutral two-tone kaftan (£50) is for you.

A hat is a great idea in the sun right? New Look’s two-tone floppy straw hat (£12.99) is huge! BHS’s retro tortoiseshell sunglasses (£7) are perfect for vintage style lovers.

We also love the retro-inspired chevron striped beach/shopper bag from BHS (£15) which comes in a variety of colours. H&M’s cute coral shorts are a fab bargain at £6.99, down from £12.99, and New Look’s cute cropped Bardot top (£9.99) is a sunny summer style on-trend musthave and what’s more summery than lovely yellow?

And there are non-cropped versions too, if you don’t fancy baring your midriff.

Here’s to sunny summer style – let’s hope we see the sun soon!