Red7 , July 21, 2014
The summer days are hitting the kind of temperatures where emergency cold towels ought to be handed out on public transport and free Campari Spritzes given to everyone at lunch time (that would sure make these sticky commutes a little easier, don’t you think?)
Fantasising about summer cocktails and a breeze on the London Underground aside, there are some fashion choices you can make to ensure you keep cool in the heat – and they’re bang on trend,
Here’s our guide to summer’s biggest trends, perfect for keeping you cooler than a freshly blended Margarita. Seriously, can someone get us a cocktail?
Bandeau tops are perfect for avoiding strap marks and are the must have shape for this summer’s romantic trend. Give the look a tropical twist with a printed bandeau from Topshop (£24).
Keep your cool this summer with loose-fitting, boyish shapes like an over-sized shirt from Warehouse (£36). Sheer panelling is also a big look this season.
Monochrome is this summer’s most-coveted colour combination, but it doesn’t have to mean wearing an entirely black and white outfit. Wearing black can be pretty stifling in summer so try combining a white peplum dress with chunky black sandals for a practical and oh so chic take on monochrome. (Dress: Asos, £55/ Sandals: New Look, £24.99)
Boho maxi dresses
Boho is back! Throw yourself into fashion’s biggest recurring trend with a vengeance and invest in a long-sleeved boho maxi dress. It’s a great beach cover up too (£75).
Keep your head in the shade and your fashion credentials in check with a big, floppy, hat. Summer’s essential keep-cool accessory looks great in bold brights, and the bigger the better. We love the range from Boohoo.com (£12).