Five summer wardrobe essentials

Plan your warm weather wardrobe in plenty of time with our selection of seasonal choices that include casual denim, sophisticated dresses and easy to wear kaftans.

Swimwear

Choose a style that you know is flattering in a vibrant shade that will put you in the mood for summer. The most important thing with swimwear is to be comfortable and confident. If you enjoy wearing a bikini there are lots of separates you could choose to create your own unique look.

Midi skirts

Choosing work wear for the summer can be difficult as you have to plan for different situations such as stuffy meeting rooms and commuting in the heat of the sun. A midi skirt can help you keep cool and stay comfortable throughout the day. This season’s patterns are fresh and bold, teaming perfectly with plain tees or light sweaters.

Cover-ups and kaftans

At the beach or the pool you need something that is quick and easy to throw on over your swimwear. Kaftans are ideal for this as they are lightweight and can look stylish and casual at the same time. This summer there are plenty of beautiful designer kaftans to choose from, so select a couple for your holiday.

Summer dresses

Whether you are taking the kids to school, travelling abroad or just having a picnic, a summer dress will help you feel cool and comfortable. Knee-length dresses are practical for daytime and are easy to wear for both casual and more formal occasions.

Maxi dresses are always flattering and, in fact, according to Stylecaster, you cannot have too many summer maxi dresses. They are also easy to pack for travelling abroad, so before you head for the sun, why not check out what is available at www.axparis.com/collections/maxi-dresses. They will take you through from morning to night if you just change the accessories you wear with them.

Denim

This might not immediately strike you as the ideal fabric for summer, but denim is so durable and easy to wear, it really is a summer essential for your off duty time. There are lots of fashionable denim outfits available this season, and items such as a denim jacket or knee-length shorts in denim can easily be matched with lighter tops for casual wear.

Planning ahead will mean that you have the right outfit for every occasion.