The weather’s set to soar this week with promises that the UK will be ‘hotter than Rio’ by the weekend.
That means one thing: New wardrobe essentials. Here are our top picks to see you through the heatwave and keep you going until Autumn (which is ages away, don’t worry!).
The Summer Dress
Make like Victoria Beckham and go for a loose, drop waist dress in a vibrant colour such as yellow, radiant orchid (the purple-mauve Pantone colour of the year), pink or blue.
We love this yellow number from Asos, £48
It doesn’t really matter what it is, just make it white. As well as the more vibrant shades of the season, white is key.
Nail it , and the playsuit trend in one with this Misguided, £24.99 options for a sophisticated summer look.
With all this sunshine you’ll need to hit the Lido (or just sunbathe in your back garden/park) so next stop is a bikini.
We love this cute heart motif design by Kelly Brook for New Look, £16.99 (top), £10.99 (bottoms).
This season is all about the ‘ugly shoe’. Think clompy, chunky and clashy. Wear it with floaty dresses or go edgy with skinny jeans and sharp-edged tees and crop tops.
We are completely besotted with this glittery turquoise pair by Miista, £115.
Hotpants are so 2013 (hurrah!), so your cheeks can relax. Instead, the (slightly) longer, looser shorts version of the Boyfriend jean are the order of the season for 2014. Pair them with floral tops and Converse for a chilled out weekend park trip.
We love these from River Island, £30
Forget your cardies, the summer is all about the (ideally fringed) kimono. Floaty, fun and great for keeping you warm when the sun’s gone behind the clouds.
Try this trippy option from Boohoo, £20.
We know, they’re not always a great look. But wear them short with a white tee or fitted vest top and sandals and you get a fun, feminine and practical look. Just make sure you pick a pair that are fitted enough to prevent you looking like a plumber.
We love this stonewashed pair from Bank fashion, £28.
Thanks to J-Law, sheer is all over the summer high street. Keep it classy with a knee-length pencil skirt with bands of mesh.
We love this black version from Debenhams, £25.
Not being negative here, but it’s bound to get a bit chilly in the evening. However warm it is, we’re not tropical. But that’s OK because it means we can crack out a lovely cosy knit.
We particularly like this grey and monochrome scoop hem jumper from French Connection, £75.
Well what are you waiting for? Payday has been. Go forth and shop!