Summer is finally upon us, and now’s the time to treat yourself to all those essentials you’ll need to celebrate the good weather in style. Whether you’re off on holiday or just relaxing at home, update your summer wardrobe with these essentials and keep your fingers crossed for some barbecue weather and glorious long evenings in the sun.
Ruffles are all the rage this summer, as are stripes. If you want the best of both, then why not take a look at this gorgeous Bardot blouse from Marks and Spencers?
Whether it’s sunbathing in the park or jetting off on holiday, show your pins off to their best with a pair of cute shorts such as these tropical palm print shorts or these knee-length denims from Next.
And, of course, no summer wardrobe would be complete without that all-important summer holiday dress. This elegant Empire line dress would be ideal for evening strolls on the beach, while the cute sleeves on this floral print dress give it a real touch of bohemian elegance.
Every man should have a nice cool shirt in his summer wardrobe, especially if you’re off to sunnier climes or are planning on being head chef at a summer barbecue. Rock the smart-casual look with this short-sleeved muscle-fit shirt, or for something a little smarter for those holiday bars and restaurants, you might want to consider something like this cotton shirt from M&S. The fact that it’s non-iron makes it great for packing into a suitcase if you want it crease-free at the other end.
You should also think about a comfy pair of shorts to complete the summer look, and these navy slim-fit chinos tick all the boxes. Couple them with a pair of quality flip-flops such as this pair from Topman and you’ll be looking beach-ready in no time.
For the Kids
Nice summer weather is a great reason for getting out and about with the kids, but making sure they’re protected from the bright sun and the heat is essential. Top of our ultimate summer shopping guide for kids have to be these super-cute sunhats from Mountain Warehouse. A croc cap would go down well with the boys, while this owl bucket hat could be a hit with the girls.
You might also want to look into some fun sunglasses if you’re heading off to the beach or simply going for a run-around in the park. These summery floral sunglasses could be just the ticket, or you might prefer this cool blue pair.
Kids can complete the summer look with a handy backpack for all their toys and games. For the Star Wars fans out there, this fun novelty Chewie backpack makes an ideal carry case, while for the kids who love all things Minions-related, you can’t go far wrong with this 3D Minions backpack with padded straps.
See that you and your family are well kitted out for the summer and you’ll be able to fully enjoy the glorious weather that’s on the way, whether you’re off to somewhere exotic or planning on enjoying a staycation over the holidays.
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