The lifting of restrictions is finally going in the right direction, with much of the country now allowed to socialize again, albeit in smaller groups. However, the promise of June 21st is only around the corner, where hopefully we can finally enjoy real freedom again and a lot of this pandemic nonsense will finally be over.
If you haven’t already started thinking about your pandemic wardrobe and what to wear out into public for when restrictions are fully lifted, now is definitely the time to stock up on the perfect summer outfits ready for everyone’s social calendars to fill up again.
With that in mind, Whispering Smith talks us through some of the best pieces for your summer wardrobe to help you put your best foot forward.
Must-Have Summer Outfits For Women
Hopefully, the summer weather is on its way, because there are so many different outfits to choose from that would look great in the sun! First up, summer dresses are in the spotlight as this time of year, ready for when the temperatures begin to rise. Including both mini and midi styles, summer dresses look great when paired with an eye-catching print.
This season, floral, paisley and stripes are your go-to for an on-trend pattern. Simply style your summer dress collection with sandals and a button-up cardigan for the ultimate summer outfit.
Secondly, loungewear is still very popular as everyone has become so accustomed to staying in and dressing for comfort. With that in mind, why not invest in some updated joggers and sweatpants and dress them up? A bodysuit worn with a fitted pair of joggers and heels can look striking, as we’ve seen so many times with the likes of Kim Kardashian.
Finally, no women’s summer outfit is complete without a selection of seasonal tops. This summer, tie straps and shirred detail should be at the heart of your collection, with additional styles like broderie and peplum hems which work wonders at this time of year. This season’s color palette is to die for, with sage green, lilac, and pale blue resulting in the ultimate colorways for your upcoming social events.
Must-Have Summer Outfits For Men
Only during the summer can you get away with wearing denim shorts, so now’s the time to stock up! Our first summer outfit inspiration is styled around denim shorts, but with a twist. Ripped or distressed denim always looks great, but why not look out for unique pieces that have incorporated a subtle pattern behind those rips? Paired with a simple t-shirt and white trainers, it’s the ultimate summer outfit for any social occasion.
For times when the weather isn’t keeping up with your expectations, consider investing in layered pieces that can be styled accordingly. Shackets are a great piece for throwing on when the sun hides away, and can be taken off at any moment to reveal the outfit underneath. Shackets in a pattern, such as camo or check, bring maximum impact and look great when worn with a slogan t-shirt and jeans.
You can’t have a menswear collection without including some smarter pieces for when the occasion arises. This summer, short sleeve polo shirts are a perfect choice but opt for shades of mint, pale pink and pale blue as well as classic khaki and navy. Easily styled with chinos and smarter shoes, this is a great summer outfit for when a little more effort is necessary.