It’s the season of evening soirees, al fresco weddings and glamorous race days – so ensure your summer event wardrobe is up to the job
Vibrant flashes of sunshine yellow burst through swirls of pastel pink and teal in this breezy mid-length dress. A tailored blazer and structured bag ensure the look is firmly grounded in sophistication; perfect for all-day events that run into cooler evenings.
M&S Collection jacket, £59, Per Una dress, £65, M&S Collection earrings, £9.50, Autograph bag, £89, M&S Collection shoes, £25, marksandspencer.com
Striking the perfect balance between wearability and on-trend style, this peach dropped-shoulder top is offset beautifully by these sleek ivory culottes by Linea at House of Fraser – perfect Garden party attire.
Top, £49, Trousers, £65, Linea at houseoffraser.co.uk
A statement clutch adds a touch of fun to the classic wrap-style silhouette of this boldly-hued dress by Issa for House of Fraser. Pleated details, a banded waistline and deep V-neck ensures a flattering finish.
Dress, £99, Bag, £45, Issa at houseoffraser.co.uk
Irresistibly elegant in its simplicity, a monochrome jumpsuit is the 21st century’s answer to the LBD. A future classic, pair Warehouse’s off-the shoulder design with some bold earrings and striking metallic heels for a fresh, contemporary look.
Bardot jumpsuit, £69, Earrings, £12, warehouse.co.uk
With its ruffled details and modern floral print, this jacquard jacket-and trouser combination proves that ‘dressing up’ doesn’t have to mean wearing a dress. The floaty georgette shirt adds a feminine touch to contrast the sharp tailoring.
Mariana Jacquard Jacket, £250, Kathleen Ruffle Shirt, £80, Mariana 7/8 Trousers, £140, Katrina Heels, £130, boden.co.uk
Serving up high-octane glamour with a twist of Studio 54, this luxe gold maxi dress from Mango can’t help but make a statement. Team with heeled sandals and statement earrings for a dancefloor-ready finish.
Satin gown, £89.99, metal pendant earrings, £6.99, mango.com