Summer is finally in full swing (hurrah!), giving us the perfect excuse to give our wardrobes a new season update. From Woodstock crochet to all things seventies, stay one step ahead as we present a round-up of the five key hero items you need in your life right now. Trust us, your wardrobe will thank you for it.
Let us let you in on a little secret – the perfect-in-every-way denim of your dreams is out there and waiting for you because in case you hadn’t noticed, denim is having a real moment right now and it’s not just about jeans. From the denim dresses at Gucci to the statement outerwear at Burberry, just about every designer jumped on the bandwagon and the high street is brimming with the type of easy, fail-safe items that will work for every mood and occasion. We want it all!
2. 70s maxi
There’s no doubt about it, the maxi dress is the original summer-ready staple but this season it’s been given a 70s makeover. Channel your inner bohemian babe and invest in romantic, floor sweeping styles that will stand you in good stead for weddings too. With so many shapes, colours and prints on the high street, we’re truly spoilt for choice. H&M’s floaty number is at the top of our hit list!
It was only a matter of time before suede made a much-deserved comeback from its seventies heyday and we’re slightly obsessed. It popped up everywhere from button down A-line skirts at Gucci to patchwork and colour block outerwear at Derek Lam. You name it, you can buy it in suede. It’s one of the few fabrics that looks expensive no matter how much you actually spend on it and the high street has caught on in a major way with a whole host of purse-friendly options. Move fast though, they’re already flying off shelves!
Thanks to the likes of Miu Miu, Chloé and House of Holland, crochet is well and truly back on the fashion agenda and we’re not complaining. Why? Because it conjures up summer scenes of Woodstock and running around carefree and barefoot. It’s a winner for festivals too.
Get the look with Topshop’s multi-coloured gilet styled with denim cut offs and ankle boots or go polished with this thigh skimming dress from ASOS.
5. Gladiator sandals
If you buy only one pair of sandals this summer, make sure it’s a gladiator. We’ve seen ‘em and loved ‘em in the past and now they’re back with a vengeance. Championed by the likes of Valentino and Miu Miu, they are the hero shoes of the season and are available either totally flat or with a chic heel or wedge. Channel your inner goddess and team it with a romantic summer dress.