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Summer wardrobe staples

If you are ready to ditch the heavy sweaters of winter as the temperatures rise, but don’t quite know what to swap them for, we are here to help.

The shops might be full of summer styles, but don’t go overboard and max out your credit card in a rush to look cool.  Instead, create a basic capsule wardrobe that works and you can simply add in your favourite items from seasons past and will look catwalk ready in seconds and leave your cash for the big holiday treat.

Think shorts, cut off dungarees or a vintage skirt and denim is a summer staple you cannot live without. We love an indigo dark wash, but white denim is big for SS 2018 and looks good not only with a bold tee but add a silky vest and heels and you are good to go for a big night out.

Whether you go for classic aviators, big and bold or the popular cat-eye frames, sunglasses have a place every season, but especially in summer. Go for a good quality make,  keep them in a case so they don’t get scratched and whether you are reading by the pool, cycling to work or hiding the damage from the night before, always take them with you.

A Big Bag
Your phone, water, sun cream and spare flip-flops are only the tip of the iceberg of what you need to carry around in the heat, so go get a big bag for all your stuff. Raffia and netting are big this summer, an oversized tote in light grey or bright orange will give you a style edge and you will always stand out from the crowd with a botanical print. Decisions, decisions.

The Shirt Dress
Long, short or midi-maxi – it doesn’t matter what length you opt for but add one of these to your basket the next time you are shopping. Cotton and linen are best as the natural fibres let your skin breath, and white or pale blue give a sophisticated feel to the rest of your outfit and can be offset with bright pumps.

Add a Hat
Be it a cap, floppy straw affair or a wide-brimmed sun hat, one of these not only add to your street cred but can also protect your skin from burning and prevent sun spots forming.

We don’t think we could keep this down to just one pair because the choice is so huge, but sandals are the summer staple you simply cannot be without. From lemon yellow and royal blue, to citrus lime and shimmering silver, you could almost have a different pair for each day of the week as there are flat, stacked and block heels all out there for the taking. Don’t forget to add sun cream to your feet and also moisturise your heels as dry, cracked skin isn’t fun.

While you can lounge by the pool in a bikini, a one piece is the perfect item to take you from the beach to the bar via the shop and it will always look fab and there will seldom be and slip ups. There are some simply stunning swimsuits out there this year to flatter any shape and suit any budget, and we think that your biggest dilemma will be choosing which one to go for.

Bardot Top
This isn’t the first season that off the shoulder tops and dresses have been big, so we really think you need to get involved in this classy look. Daring bolds, French vibes, delicate chambray and structured stripes are just some of the options out there but we do suggest you try before you buy to check the stay-ability.

Got a trend we have missed off the list? Let us know and we are happy to add it in.

Team Pure Beauty

Last updated on 31/07/2018.

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