The criteria for our most treasured, classic styles? Summer just wouldn’t be the same without them...
Come June, fashion takes an about turn and we require something very different from our wardrobes – floaty, lightweight, and fresh layers have the ability to keep us cool in the heat and there are a handful of timeless styles that we reach for on repeat. Their distinctive silhouette, understated details, and ever-lasting quality mean these styles have us singing-for-summer:
Handcrafted touches, 70s undertones, and floral fancies, the folk trend is an easy one to incorporate into your summer wardrobe without going overboard. Take the folksy jacket for example – loved by Isabel Marant - throw this over a simple jeans and tee combo, and you’re instantly working the free-spirited look.
Our Marcella jacket is 100% linen with a peplum, gathered hemline and a drawstring waist for fit and definition. Folk cross-stitch embroidery on the centre front is a lovely, subtle nod to the trend.
So iconic, we often neglect to note it as a classic, the plain tee has seen us through many a season. Basic, yes, but so incredibly versatile - we love how it can be paired with just about anything, come day or night, and it will tie in seamlessly with whatever else you’re wearing.
The Hannah top is just one of many tees that bring timeless simplicity to an outfit. Its slightly marled linen is trimmed at the neck and cuffs with raw-edged linen for a special touch.
Like strawberries and cream, the kaftan is an essential part of summer. Loved for its floaty and free nature, with the kaftan there are no restrictions and you can go about your day in a haze of summer-loving. Don’t confine your kaftan-days to the beach though, layer yours over skinny jeans or pair with wide-leg trousers for off-duty cool.
We’re all about comfort, so the Andrea Kaftan had to be included in our list. Its beautiful all-over jacquard check is a bonus atop its easy-going silhouette.
If you’ll go to any length to embrace summer dressing, then the maxi dress is for you. A long, sweeping layer that drapes beautifully to the floor, to wear with a flat or wedge sandal, or even sneakers, this full-length classic is so versatile you can dress it up or down depending on the occasion.
The Nadia dress has a relaxed, laundered finish and side splits towards the hemline giving it a loose and easy-fit as you wander through the hot summer months. Its braided straps are a wonderful and feminine finishing touch.
This season, we tend to stray from jeans, which can be a little tight fitting when it’s hot, opting for more loose layers. Enter, the linen trouser! They’re positively dreamy in lightweight linen, effortlessly keeping you cool from morning till night.
The Nettie, 100% linen trousers are just that. Offering a relaxed fit that tapers to the ankle, they’re gorgeously soft on the skin and come in a refreshing palette of light summer shades.
So there you have it, our favourite styles that are sure-fire wardrobe staples come summer, and those items from our collection that fit the bill. Get in touch and tell us the styles making your summer sing!