What To Wear When It’s Hot Outside: 5 Outfit Ideas To Try Now

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The White Basics

The first rule of summer dressing? Go white. From a rustic cotton crêpe dress to a floaty wrap-style trouser and cami set, an all white outfit is just the thing for effortless chic. As with any monochromatic style, you’ll want to use accessories to add in statement pops of colour. We’re fans of these pink knotted mules, paired with a ladylike bag with tortoiseshell details (coming soon to CHARLES & KEITH). A wide-brimmed hat is the ultimate summer accessory. Finish the look with statement earrings from The Slow Mode.

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The Printed Slip Dress

When it becomes too hot to even think about wearing clothes, embrace the underwear as outerwear trend with a breezy slip dress. This animal print Oysho pick is a winner, as is this floral H&M midi. To style, contrast the dressier silhouette with athleisure highlights – a pair of lightweight trainers and bum bag will do nicely. For the finishing touch, simplicity is key; opt for a delicate pendant necklace and a shiny gold barrette to keep your hair off your face.

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The Linen Jumpsuit

Utilitarian jumpsuits remain a favourite with the style crowd this season, and for good reason. What’s not to love about an easy yet fashion-forward all-in-one outfit you can just throw and go? While denim jumpsuits dominated the catwalks, we think a linen option is better suited to the hot and humid Hong Kong summer. We love this pretty in pink number, which comes complete with a vintage waist-cinching belt and flattering wide-legged silhouette. Or, for a more budget-friendly option, try this H&M pick in an elongating stripe print. Pair with chunky platform sandals and a bucket hat for ultimate cool, along with a braided tote bag and blush enamel huggie earrings. Don’t forget your sunnies!

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The Beach Dress

Don’t be fooled by the name, this season’s pick of floaty beach dresses are versatile enough to take you from sunshine days by the sea to afternoon errands in the city and rooftop drinks with the girls, making it a true summer wardrobe hero. We’ve got our eyes on this linen maxi option with wicker belt detailing. Or if you feel like going full boho glamour, try this sari-inspired number. Accessorise with oversized shell and raffia earrings to add a touch of polish to your look. Comfy sandals are a must, whilst a jute basket bag is ideal for carting around all of your belongings.

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The Bright Tailored Shorts

A grown-up alternative to your casual denim cutoffs, tailored shorts are the epitome of summer city chic. Don’t be afraid to go bold and colourful – the brighter the better! This pair from Endless Rose hits this season’s lilac obsession on the head. A neutral top (like this white linen shirt) gives you free reign to go all out with your style accents, starting with these Nike colour block trainers. A faux leather drawstring backpack has plenty of room for all the essentials, including these matte black round frames and a wood handle umbrella (you never know when it might rain!).

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