Summer has well and truly arrived in the UK. With the world opening up again, it’s time to ditch the lounge wear and joggers, and instead reach for the light weight, breathable fabrics to make getting ready this summer a breeze.
From pretty floral prints to classic summer staples, our retailers are bursting with brand new seasonal garments. Our mannequins, which can be found hanging out along the mall, are modelling some top finds, to inspire your new summer wardrobe.
Here are just a few of our favourite summer fashion picks:
Nothing says summer wardrobe quite like swirling floral printed fabrics, in soft pastel shades. Next have partnered with the experts of summery prints to create the William Morris X Next collection.
The Morris & co. button front midi dress combines one of the most popular style trends of the summer with a range of romantic floral prints, from blue rose, to gold lily, peach print and red ditsy. This bright and breezy dress is perfect for weekend styling, and if you’re a fan of matching accessories, Next have got you covered with high top trainers and a cotton rucksack bag in the same print.
The dress is priced at £40, the shoes are £32 and the rucksack is £38.
If a summer dress is not quite your style, then a matching two piece set is a great alternative to add to your summer wardrobe shopping list. The pink and rose print shirt, with lacey trims and the floaty cotton shorts, offer versatility to be worn together as a playsuit or as separate statement pieces.
Both these items are priced at £40. For more summer dressing ideas, pop in and see the full range.
Relic X Hooked
If you are a fan of vintage, one-off pieces, Relic X Hooked is the place for you.
The Relic X Hooked mannequin in the Victoria Centre is modelling a printed tee, distressed jeans and 90’s looney tunes baseball cap. However, the stand out piece is the authentic NASCAR jacket, one of Relic’s most popular items.
All of these items are one of a kind. For more second-hand, vintage finds have a rummage in store, find their opening times here.
No outfit is complete without accessories, and the perfect everyday bag is top of that list.
Launched just in time for summer, RI Studio, River Island’s ultimate capsule collection is all about effortless dressing, with understated key-pieces and seasonal heroes. Our hero is the brown RI studio beach tote bag, combining weave detail and leather trim. This bag is the perfect size for carrying everything you need for a summer day trip.
This item is £140. For more summer fashion and accessories, visit the store today.
A summer wardrobe isn’t complete without a show-stopper dress, and the Monsoon Heli jersey midi dress certainly fits the bill. Boasting a burnt orange heritage print and short ruffled sleeves, this lightweight dress will leave you feeling comfortable and confident day or night.
Monsoon is a one stop shop for summer dresses for every occasion, with many in its eco-friendly S.E.W Sustainable Collection. This range offers a capsule wardrobe, created using sustainable, planet-friendly fabric alternatives.
This item is priced at £60. Head in to see the store team for more summer fashion inspiration.
John Lewis & Partners
Summer is the perfect time to opt for a bold print. John Lewis & Partners have plenty of shirts with graphic designs to fully embrace the staycation style vibes.
The shadow palm print short sleeve shirt, (priced at £45) and the Kin art print short sleeve shirt (priced at £40) are ideal to be worn alone or layered over a contrasting fine stripe t-shirt (priced at £20). Paired with the essential straight cut chino, creates a classic and timeless everyday look.
With retro fashion being one of the hot trends this summer, the AND/OR Fiona paisley dress is ticking all the boxes. Inspired by the retro charm of paisley prints, the Fiona dress is the perfect loose fitting garment for warmer days.
This item is £89. Get your whole summer wardrobe in store, click here for opening times.