Essential Summer Wardrobe Pieces

There are some pieces that work in your wardrobe year after year whatever the current trends dictate. Three pieces that I wouldn’t be without in a capsule wardrobe are:

The White Shirt

Perfect on holiday as a beach cover up, whatever colour your swimwear or worn with shorts for sight-seeing. But it’s just as useful at home – wear to the office with a pair of smart cropped trousers and kitten heels.

A Large scarf

Of course – because as I have freely admitted I am a scarf-a-holic. Take it on the plane when you go on holiday in case of drafts, then wear it to protect your neck from the sun whilst meandering, use it as a sarong on the beach, a shawl in the evening or to brighten up your white shirt for shopping.

The Jersey Dress

The perfect dress to travel with as it doesn’t crease. Wear it with flats and a hat when you are out and about, dress it up with metallic heels and statement necklace for the evening. When you get home slip it under a jacket for the office with a pair of heels.

Do you have any wardrobe essential you can’t live without?

The pieces:

White shirt
Linen Tunic Pure Collection
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Yellow cotton vest top Pure Collection
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Silk Linen shorts from Pure Collection
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Embelished sandals now from Boden
Red swimsuit by Linea at House of Fraser
Straw stripe tote by DKNY
Red sandals by Bertie
Mulberry Bayswater Tote bag
Bodenion spot belt by Boden
Crop trousers by Hobbs
Black slingback shoe by Pied a Terre

Scarf
Cotton vest top by Pur Collection
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Dip dye Crinkle Scarf by Pure Collection
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Shorts and sandals as above
Two tone Panama bag by East
Ochre Blue Tote Bag
Shirt and red sandals as above
casual leather belt from Boden
Zip detail crop jeans by Pure Collection

Jersey Dress
Pleat Detail jersey dress by Pure Collection
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Cream jacket by Phase Eight
Cream & black bag by Warehouse
Cream & black courts by Anne Klein
Diamante Clutch bag and Diamante sandals by Dune
Floral trim Trilby by Paul Smith
Shoes and bag as above

All jewellery from a selection at Stella & Dot.