Hooray for heatwaves! However short-lived the scorching weather is, there’s no doubt things are warming up and summer is finally upon us. But with long lunches and melting ice creams, the height of summer can bring with it a big style conundrum. New season autumn pieces are landing thick and fast while the temperatures are just beginning to rise – you don’t know whether you’re meant to be shopping the sale or investing in next season’s key items. The trick is to pick up pieces you can wear now and later on. Invest in new styles that the whole family can give a summer style spin to and juggle them in with high summer pieces already stashed in closets. You’ll have versatile outfits to see you and your clan through those melting (or overcast) days.
This breathable super soft cotton grandad shirt will provide some much needed respite from rising temperatures. You can even wear a vest underneath and then let it billow open in the heat. When it eventually gets cooler, wear the shirt with jeans and Chelsea boots, layered with a jumper or a sweatshirt, it’ll look on trend with that statement collar peeping out.
Both cool and classic, a polo shirt is a great option for anyone. Made for every mood and moment – they’re smart enough to wear to a restaurant and yet casual enough to pull on for that weekend BBQ – a polo shirt will never (ever) go out of style. When the autumn and winter seasons start to make their presence felt, they’ll become a great layer and look great when combined with a hoodie. These styles retain all features of the classic design, but contain little twists and details you’ll only ever find at Joules.
Summer is the perfect excuse to snap up that tutu skirt she’s been nagging you about. It’s the perfect summer fashion for warm weather, with its loose and swishy cooling kick-out net layers and elasticated waistband. A simple tee and sandals makes for a fabulous summer outfit, while throwing on the wellies and a Harbour top will ensure she is beach-proof in no time. The sheeny stars are bound to go down a treat and how cute with chunky woolly tights later on in the year?
It’s all about ease and practicality in the summer (especially during the school holidays) so look no further than our cross-body Tourer satchel. Crafted from butter-soft leather that will age like the finest wine you’ll be armed well for every occasion. It will be the perfect companion for shorts and tees now, and will add style to a Harbour top and heavier tunic for the school run when term starts again in September.