9 Summer Style Essentials

Have you booked your holidays yet?  Whether you're off on a city break or a beach holiday or just staying at home, the summer sun is a great excuse to buy some new clothes.  This summer it's all about brights and bold, usually floral, prints.  But don't be too trend-led.  Drag your summer clothes from the back of the wardrobe, assess and invest in a few key pieces to update what you already have.  You can always get some fun cheaper bits from the high street.

Perfect for the beach but dressy enough to wear with trousers for dinner, this pretty cotton kaftan is modern and bang on trend.  And don't even get me started on those cute sandals!

One piece dressing is the easiest approach to holiday dressing, and this cute folk-print green summer dress is perfect for holidays, city breaks, weekends and events.  It's sure to turn heads!

Scrunch this striped jersey dress into your bag or suitcase and it will take you from beach to city streets and back again for easy, no fuss dressing.  Love it paired with bright accessories as here.

Finding the perfect beachwear is crucial to holiday confidence and, whether you need to minimise curves or give the illusion of having more, these two swimsuits fit the bill.  The frilly halterneck Trapani swimsuit has a wrap-style top and fun ruffles at the waist to flatter.

While the stylish Maratea swimsuit features attractive twist detailing back and front, and an all-over body-sculpting lining for the ultimate flattering fit.  Also available in black.

If you prefer a two piece, mix and match your ideal pieces to create your own bikini.  Matching, clashing, skimpy or substantial, it's up to you.

Off on a day trip?  We love the 1950s vibe of these cute gingham checked trousers.  So cute.  Pair with a tunic or t-shirt for relaxed dressing or a fitted shirt for the office when you get back.

More one piece dressing in this stunning red jumpsuit.  Floaty, flattering fabric the fitted waist flares out into palazzo pant legs.  This gorgeous jumpsuit is perfect for holiday evenings or city day times, but equally at home at a wedding, christening or garden party when you get back.  Also available in black.

And finally, the perfect pair of holiday shoes.  These stunning silver flats will work with beachwear, trousers, dresses and pretty much everything in your summer wardrobe.  Divine!

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