Learn how to handle summer in the city with our easy and simple style guide... read more
While we may be dreaming of far off shores, most of us are spending the warmest summer months nowhere near the sea or the beach, but in the city.
Dressing for summer in this concrete jungle is no mean feat. Having to navigate hot weather with sweltering public transport, while looking good is testing, to say the least. Whether you opt for a prettyÂ summer dress or tactical loose fitting breezy looks, there are many ways to get it right this season.
With our staple pieces, we will guide you through these summer months with ease so you always look and feel beautifully cool.
The Working Woman
For you office loving ladies, itâ€™s all about practicality and comfort for those long days in the heat. Opt for a lightweight and chic fabric such as linen. See our Paper Bag Waist Trousers for a pair that will keep you cool and comfy all day long.
Linen or chino style trousers will be perfect, giving you a polished office look, however, if you want to keep it simple then a dress with a light jacket or cardi will be fuss free and feminine. Like this V-Neck Printed Twist Dress.
Picnics In The Park
Summertime in the city doesnâ€™t get better than lounging around in the parks on a sunny and warm weekend. You want to be effortlessly chic whilst still feeling relaxed and comfy. A pair of shorts with a simple tee and a few accessories will do the job just fine.
If itâ€™s a more of an occasion like a bbq, or birthday why not go for a skirt and low wedges to add a bit of glam to your outfit without having to make a huge effort.
To those lucky individuals that manage to make their way into Wimbledon (weâ€™re not jealous at all) this is the opportunity to dress up. Remember, if itâ€™s as hot as the last couple weeks then you still want to focus on light fabrics and floaty materials. See our Peony Bouquet Dress.
If you want to be a bit more comfortable whilst still looking smart then a jumpsuit is your go-to staple. With this linen frill piece, you’ll be sure to ace your Wimbledon wardrobe.
Ladies Who Lunch
When heading out for a bite to eat and a quick bit of retail therapy, the last thing you want is to be uncomfortable! This is why a flared trouser and cami will see you through the day.
However, if you want to have an easy outfit to whip on and off when trying on clothes a simple cotton or jersey dress is the one to go for. See our Floral Midi Dress. Â With this simple guide, you will be battling the heat in style.
Do you have your go-to outfits for summer in the city? Let us know below or @LauraAshleyUK