Whether you’re beach-bound or on a city break, when it comes to easy summer style, it’s all about laid-back chic
Speckled with tiny white stars and boasting an effortlessly elegant dropped waistline, this bright-red shirt dress makes for a stylish travel companion. To top it all off in true vintage style, add a Panama hat.
Kaia Dress, £65, Crochet Panama Hat, £79; Eleanor Sandals, £49, hush-uk.com
Midnight-blue polka dots bloom across the soft white silk base of this billowy mid-length dress. With a flattering deep V-neck, wear it with or without the tie belt, depending on your preferred silhouette.
St Germain Maxi Dress Limited Edition, £695, wiggykit.com
The monochrome check on this lightweight linen dress is disrupted by frayed vertical seams, which add a subtle grunge sensibility to the loose-fitting A-line shape; the perfect choice for a warm day spent outdoors.
Checked Linen Dress, £39.99, Sun Hat, £25.99, zara.com
Guaranteed to turn heads from the poolside to the beach, this vibrant paisley-print dress cascades beautifully around the legs before falling into an elegant pointed hanky hem. It’s finished off with a flattering stretch waistband and tie neck.
Melissa Print Hanky Hem Dress, £59, monsoon.co.uk
Subtle ruffled detailing at the neck adds a touch of romance to this classic, flattering wrap dress. Swap sandals for heels, and add your favourite jewellery and accessories to take you effortlessly from daytime adventures to casual evening drinks.
V-Neck Frill Wrap Dress, £89, Raffia Stripe Tote Bag, £79, Canvas Stripe Espadrilles, £69, thewhitecompany.com
A bold cherry motif adds a touch of fun to Sézane’s take on this summer’s must-have accessory; the basket bag. The perfect size for carrying around all those souvenirs, sling it over the shoulder of this sunshine-yellow blouse for a joyful holiday look.
Aléna Blouse, £90; Anegada Basket, £40, sezane.com