With a change in season comes a change in wardrobe, and although we love experimenting with seasonal trends all year round, there’s just something about summer that gets our inner fashionista extra inspired. As the days become longer and the mercury begins to soar, we’re freshening up the colour palette and trading in the layers for lightweight fabrics, cool cuts and chic accessories.
Whether you’re planning a tropical island escape, a relaxing afternoon basking in the salty air by the coast, or a romantic balmy evening date night, we’ve handpicked some standout styles for every occasion.
They say change is as good as a holiday, but we’ll never say no to a week in the sun, lazing poolside, immersed in a good book, where our only worry is which cocktail to order next. If the countdown to your summer getaway has begun, you’ve almost certainly started curating your outfits.
When it comes to packing for a vacation, opt for versatile and lightweight pieces that don’t compromise on style. Two-piece sets, such as the Maeve Set from Alamour The Label’s Field of Dreams Collection fit the brief perfectly. In the ultimate summer hue, this set can be worn together for a sophisticated, coordinated evening look or combined with basic wardrobe staples to create an entire summer look book.
With the perfect amount of coverage and statement shoulder ties, the top will take you from the beach to the bar paired with your favourite denim shorts, a woven tote and strappy sandals. If ‘Out of Office’ had a look, this would be it.
Versatile and stylish. Two-piece sets are a must have for your summer vacay. Pictured is the Maeve Set from Alamour The Label’s Field of Dreams collection.
An afternoon by the coast
Whether you’re taking a late afternoon stroll along the beach, waves gently lapping at your ankles and the salty breeze in your hair or watching the sunset from a beachside restaurant, you can’t go wrong with a classic white cottagecore style dress. Combining sweeping silhouettes, feminine cuts and breezy fabrics, it’s been dubbed the unofficial summer uniform, season after season.
A quality, feminine mini is a summer staple that can be dressed up or down to suit any occasion. Kick off your sandals and add a woven wide brim hat for an afternoon beach walk or layer with a denim jacket to stay warm as the sun begins to set.
If you’re channelling boho-chic this summer, a tiered maxi and textured fabric is the way to go. San Gallo fabric adds a luxurious touch whilst maintaining that effortless, laid back look – the perfect fit for a casual coastal dinner.
Pictured on the left is Averie Dress, featuring luxurious san gallo fabric and a tiered maxi length for that laid back boho look. Right is the Adah Dress, the perfect mini to dress up or down.
Summer Date Night
Longer days and warmer evenings open a whole new realm of romantic date ideas – from drinks at a rooftop bar to a sunset picnic, it’s time to step out and enjoy some quality time with that special someone.
Just as crisp whites are the hues of summer, rosy pinks and vibrant reds are the hues of love. Maxi or midi silhouettes combined with plunging necklines and cutouts create the perfect balance of classy and feminine. For a more relaxed vibe, tone down a bold number with a pair of flat sandals and some fine earrings, or make a statement with some strappy heels and colour contrasting clutch.
Whether it’s your first date with a new beau or a ‘just because’ with your significant other, a romantic colour palette and flattering a-line cut will make you feel confident and comfortable, no matter where the night takes you.
Left is Cellina Maxi Dress, with a plunging neckline and flattering A-line skirt. For a more relaxed vibe, tone down a bold midi, like the Analu Dress with a pair of simple flat sandals and a neutral clutch.
Now it’s time to book that tropical getaway or lock in your next date night because no matter what your summer plans entail, these stunning outfit ideas will turn heads and have you feeling incredible for the entire season and for years to come.
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