Summer is so close you can almost taste it, and so we’re starting to think about upcoming holidays: al fresco dining, spontaneous beach trips, and long days in the sun. Naturally, the change in weather might prompt you to refresh your wardrobe for the season ahead. Whether it’s leaning into a new trend, investing in a piece you’ve been eyeing for a while, or trying something new – here’s what The Handbook Fashion Team is going to be wearing on repeat this summer…

Ashling, Contributing Style & Interiors Editor

Simple, easy and feminine with a hint of playfulness and boyish styling – that’s how I see my summer wardrobe. Bursts of colour balance out neutral pieces, like a bold bag with tan sandals.

While a light, oversized shirt is a must; it’s chic and effortlessly versatile, consistently working its sartorial magic with everything from jeans or tailoring to shorts or swimwear.

Statement jewels, like the Hermina Athens chain, add a hint of glam to otherwise casual outfits and bright bikinis. Oh, and you’ll rarely see me without my shades… the best concealer ever.

Simple, easy and feminine with a hint of playfulness and boyish styling – That’s how I see my summer wardrobe.

Tash, Digital Editor

As someone who gravitates towards a more neutral colour palette, summer is all about embracing soft ivories, coconut brown and accents of warm gold.

For nights out and after-work drinks, I’m a firm believer in a statement top (groundbreaking, I know). I’ve just ordered this For Love & Lemons design with the rosette adding an extra feminine touch. One staple I’m already wearing on repeat is this Kikapu woven leather bag, which doubles as a stylish work bag – yes, it’s big enough to fit my laptop – as well as an off-duty tote for running errands around town.

Flats get much more airtime in my wardrobe than heels, so an on-trend mesh pair is a ‘must’ this season. Finish it off with summer statement earrings and a leopard print bikini for spontaneous beach trips.

Flats get much more airtime in my wardrobe than heels, so an on-trend mesh pair is a ‘must’ this season

Astrid, Contributing Fashion & Lifestyle Editor

I tend to be quite tomboyish in the cold months but as soon as spring appears I’m drawn to a late ‘60s/early ‘70s boho aesthetic – all frills, floatiness, frothy fabrics, clunky accessories and vintage-inspired prints. 

Currently waiting patiently in my basket are Faune’s dreamy scallop-edged blouse to pair with COS’s long-line jean shorts (FYI, COS does the best denim cut-offs on the high street if you want shape, structure and a good behind). As well as See by Chloé’s chunky platform sandals – cheaper and more wearable than the viral clogs from their mainline collection. 

Finally, I’m a sucker for a pink dress at a wedding – there’s something elegant and romantic about it – and I’ve fallen hard for this Aje dress with its intricate ruched detailing and flattering puff sleeves…. Plus, it has pockets! 

I tend to be quite tomboyish in the cold months but as soon as spring appears I’m drawn to a late ‘60s/early ‘70s boho aesthetic.

Sydney, Social Media Manager

While the weather is heating up, the less effort I need to put into my outfits, the better. I’m going for a relaxed, ‘I just threw this own’ kind of look and, of course, complete comfort. Whether I want to keep my outfit pared back and go for a more minimal, chic look, or spice it up with more vibrant pieces that I already have in my wardrobe, some hard-working pieces allow me to have the perfect base to do both. 

This Pull & Bear dress is definitely coming with me on all my beach holidays; I’m envisioning it to act as both a perfect beach coverup paired with a swimsuit during the day and a slinky evening dress with heels for nighttime (love a multipurpose outfit). 

A graphic tee and colourful sneakers will also be staples for me this summer, firstly for comfort and secondly to elevate any less exciting looks. You know when you’re looking for that extra something to edge up your outfit? Some retro, oval sunnies will do the trick, and the ones from Le Specs are going to be the finishing touch to all my outfits.

I’m going for a relaxed, ‘I just threw this own’ kind of look and, of course, complete comfort

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