Guest Post #6 : Summer of Style

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Summer of Style

The sun’s been shining on the UK over the last week or so, which means it’s finally time to start embracing summer in our sartorial choices. I’ve put together four looks to get you in the holiday mood.

For glamorous, sophisticated and simple city dressing, you can’t go wrong with a colourful, pattered playsuit – one with a loose fit and made from natural fibres will keep you cool in the heat. Add sandals in a complementary colour – flats are pretty, as well as being practical for walking around all day seeing the sites in! Grab the obligatory oversized sunglasses and a bag in a contrasting colour to the rest of your outfit, and you’ve got a perfect, summery city look.

If you’re lucky enough to be sunning yourself on a beach somewhere this summer, a tropical print bikini is a total must-have. To take the look from pool to party in one fell swoop, cover up with a chic kaftan and add platform sandals (for both comfort and style), minimal jewellery, and sunglasses. Don’t forget a bag big enough for all the beach essentials!

For a sarfari-esque take on day-dressing this summer, some loose shorts or culottes in a neutral colour teamed with a bright and billowy top are just the ticket. Add animal-print accessories for a vibrant, tribal look, and finish the outfit off with strappy platform wedges.

This ensemble is the perfect way for you to embrace the long enduring nautical trend this summer. If you’d like to look like you have just stepped off a luxury cruise, red, white and blue is the way to go. Team a red skater dress with navy shoes – these wedges are even adorned with starfish – and add turquoise and red accessories. No nautical outfit would be complete without stripes – and I’ve chosen to add them into this one in the form of this shopper style bag. Perfect!

Liberty-Belle Howard is a freelance writer and fashion blogger currently writing on behalf of Matches Fashion. You can read more from her on her fashion blog.