The high street has an embarrassment of riches to make you look as irresistible as the rare rays this summer, for any event you care to attend.
The textured weave fabric and bold, bright paint-like pattern give a designer look to this reasonably-priced dress. Wear with simple pearl studs and neutral shoes to ensure the dress is the star.
Sleeveless dress £29.99, H&M
Pearl effect stud earrings, £4, Marks and Spencer
High heel leather sandals with ribbon, £45.99, Zara
Another exquisite pick from H&M. The beaded embroidery and tulle is reminiscent of Giambattista Valli. Continue the bling but subvert any girly tweeness with a dramatic skull bracelet. Wear with simple accessories – maybe even a beaten up denim jacket to bring down the frou-frou.
Tulle dress, £49.99, H&M
King of the skulls crystal bracelet, £32, Galibardy.com
All eventualities are covered here: keep your hair back, eyes protected, neck em-blingened, clothes covered lightly, feet comfy and your party intentions emblazoned across your chest with this stylish yet practical look.
Embroidered headband, £2, Topshop
Clove Clubmasters sunglasses, £18, Topshop
Curb chain necklace, £35, & Other Stories
Sleeveless parka jacket, £52, Topshop
Coin bag, £10, Topshop
T-Shirt with sequin slogan print, £55, Religion
This delectable dress, with on-trend guipure lace stars, creates an air of whimsy perfect for whiling away lazy hours in the park. Team with equally bohemian accessories.
Guipere stars dress, £39.99, Zara
Fringe leather sandals, £34.99, Mango
Beaded purse, £15, River Island
Get more design for your buck with these simple yet strikingly chic pieces. If you’re feeling brave clash the blue dress with red colour-pop flats, if not, go for neutral.
Sweetheart neckline dress, £79, & Other Stories
Steelcat sunglasses, £30, Quay
Pointy leather flats, £55, & Other Stories
Out and about
A boilersuit is easy to wear yet very high in the style stakes. The clean, modern and feminine design of the sandals add interest and soften the utilitarianism. The chain necklace from the festival outfit would go very well here too.
Moto ecru boilersuit, £65, Topshop
Asha sunglasses, £30, Quay
Leather sandals, £65, & Other Stories
Coffee and brunches
Being comfortable and dressed down doesn’t mean you have to be any less sexy: just look at this outfit in understated jersey, which is ramped-up with a viciously fierce earring and striking ring.
V neck shirt, £19,
Jersey skirt, £45,
and dangling rhinestone pendant earring, £12, all & Other Stories
Strap cord sandals, £19.99, Mango
Lucite agate and amethyst sterling silver ring, £45, Galibardy.com
Fringe leather bag, £59.99, Mango
Clean, light separates are lifted with quirky gold and coloured accessories.
Denim pocket shirt, £45, Topshop
Linen blend straight leg trousers, £31.60, Marks and Spencer
Lion head cross body bag, £25, Topshop
Glimmer stone bangle, £14.40, Marks and Spencer
Zip up leather flats, £79, & Other Stories
Coral and shell necklace, £15.99, Zara