26th July 2016
Don’t let the warmer evenings throw you, here’s how to dress for summer evenings.
Whether you’re staying in England or jetting off to sunnier climes (any room in that case for another?) ensure you’re ready to sip cocktails, enjoy BBQs, get together at garden parties, and dinner date in style with our selection of our best summer fashion looks. Think fancy florals, suave shirts, statement skirts and well-cut chinos. Here’s to making those summer evenings really count!
A sporty shaped piece is great for creating a luxe look. Take a capped or sleeveless dressy tee and mix and match with elegant white trousers or tailored shorts. Then amp it up summer tops with bold jewellery and shiny sandals. Lightweight and airy on holiday and perfect as an office-to-party city option too.
Nod to refined French Riviera style with a bold colour block polo shirt for the perfect men’s summer fashion look. Its clean shape, teamed with shorts, espadrilles and a cool trilby creates a casual smart look that’s perfect for every-occasion. For dressier events, wear it with classic chinos and a blazer.
Striking yet versatile, shake up a tunic with a pair of simple sandals. Party footwear needn’t be uncomfortable, and jazzy flats are dusk till dawn friendly. Pretty and practical, they’ll add a touch of sparkle to your outfit while you can dance the night away. Worn with bare legs, it’ll make you feel like summer has truly arrived, but it’ll look just as good over a pair of linen trousers too for those cooler evenings.
This versatile skirt will look effortlessly stylish when restaurant dining and perfectly fit in at the cocktail bar you’ve headed to after, as well. Lift it out of the ordinary with some pretty embellishments – a hint of neon or tassels on a scarf will really up the Balearic theme.
Forget those niggles and fears around jumpsuits – yes you can! Jumpsuits for women are the perfect throw-on summer fashion piece. The thing to remember is to let the jumpsuit do all the talking and strip back the rest of the look. Opt for a minimalist heeled sandal in nude, or pick a bright pair of espadrilles to clash if you’re daring. Then add a bold cardigan (lime green is great) to keep you warm when al fresco dining.
Beat close temperatures during outdoor soirees with a breathable, classic fit shirt. This relaxed silhouette is simple –yet smart, and the traditional dark purple and white gingham palette creates just the right amount of noise for men’s summer fashion. Keep it traditional with jeans and or give a modern spin with shorts and preppy boat shoes.
A simple jersey tweed jacket goes a long way. Dress up a little white dress, go-to skinny jeans, culottes, silky flowing fabrics and more summer clothes. If you’re feeling dramatic, throw in a silk scarf. The perfect ensemble for beach side dining and cocktails. Plus, it’ll be your best cover-up come autumn too.
Give your chinos a chic makeover with a striped fitted cotton shirt, leather loafers and navy blue blazer. For less formal occasions, pick a short sleeve shirt, cuff the sleeves slightly, then lose the socks and show off a leather or suede lace up boot.
What are your evening style essentials? Comment below.