1. Find your go-to denim
It’s the timeless casual piece that you can build a summer wardrobe around, whether it’s your favourite pair of jeans or a cool denim skirt. Keep it simple with a plain white blouse or T-shirt for laid-back summer style. Accessorise with a bright, bold necklace for an upbeat feminine touch.
2. Keep an emergency cardi
The Great British summer can be unpredictable at the best of times, and you’ll want to be ready for evening temperature drops or a chilly breeze at the beach. Keep your summer style bright and cheerful by picking emergency cotton cardigan in pretty pastel tones, so you can bring a touch of fun even if the weather turns gloomy.
3. Add a touch of hippy chic
The loose layers of boho style are perfect for beating the heat. Add some floaty tops, long skirts and a sarong wrapped around your hips to your summer rotation for an easy-going dressy look. Make it look smart with a dark-coloured T-shirt or jersey, or relax and cool off with a simple cotton vest.
4. Worship the sundress
It’s the prettiest of summer styles in gorgeous colours that get forgotten during the grey months of the year. And it’s so simple: just throw it on and your look is complete. Then when you’re done for the day, the washable jersey and cotton means you can just throw it in the wash with Bold 2-in-1 pearls and be ready to go again. Find a cut and length that you love and then buy two, so you can live in them all holiday long.
5. Accessorise with one great belt
Flowing casual clothes can be instantly transformed with the right belt into a glamorous and sophisticated look. Whether you go for a classic leather and buckle belt, a skinny glitter one or boho tassels, you can easily go from day to night by drawing in a billowing blouse of flowery maxi dress.
If you don’t have time for a complete outfit change for an evening out, change your underwear for a cooler, fresher feeling after a long day in the office or wilting in the heat at home.
Your perfect sunglasses
If you’re into summertime sports, look for wraparound sunglasses with great grip to keep your eyes protected from UV rays however active things get. They’re great for driving too as large lenses or wraparound frames can help block out reflected glare.