How To Dress For Summer If You Don’t Do Boho |
Floaty tops, romantic dresses and ethereal separates are all well and good, but if you suit a more structured look, summer dressing can be a challenge. Looking cool for the heat doesn’t have to mean compromising what flatters – there are endless ways to dress for this season that don’t involve channelling your inner bohemian. Here’s how…
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Channel Your Glamorous Side

The world’s most glamorous women don’t all jump on peasant blouses the minute the sun comes out. Take your look in a vampy direction, teaming structured monochrome separates with dramatic black accessories – extra points for blingy touches and a slick of red lippy.

Don’t Shy Away From Tailoring

Tailoring doesn’t have to mean stuffy suits – try pale pastels, crepe fabrics and skin-baring pieces for a seasonal update. We love a quirky shorts suit, but white blazers and neutral wide leg trousers have more wearable appeal.

Invest in Shirting, Shirting, Shirting

Whether it’s crisp white button-downs or frilled poplin dresses, shirting is the perfect antidote to the boho look. Add to denim or throw industrial belts around midi styles for a Marant-like summer edit.

Make Like Instagram’s Coolest

Fashion girls are turning more and more to directional pieces for day-to-night cool. From boyfriend jeans to striped jumpsuits, raffia details to gold accessories, there’s an influencer-approved uniform out there that’s anything but ethereal.

Stick to Basics

Forget fussy summer dressing – for a casual look that always works, try classic denim shorts with boxy tees, oversized shirting and everything in between. Too tween for you? Sub out the look for structured denim midi skirts.

Try Safari Style

From boxy khaki shorts to throw-on linen separates, safari style fashion is having a moment. Capitalise on the look by layering matchy-matchy neutrals with eclectic accessories for a sleek, utilitarian take.

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