Between Instagram, Twitter and online content, there’s an overwhelming amount of information out there. Sometimes all we want to know about are the specific top stories in a certain sector for that day or week. For that purpose, we’re looking at the best of summer style solutions, collating this week’s top stories from the industry with a few recommendations for new publications thrown in for good measure.
A change in season always causes unsettlement, particularly as the weather struggles to make up its mind. Suddenly dressing for the office becomes all the more puzzling as temperatures rise. Plus, don’t even get us started on life as a guest at a summer wedding. With our curated selection below get ready to transform your summer wardrobe into the sartorial situation of your dreams.
Pick and choose articles to read as you please but at least this way, we all have a little more hope of staying in the loop with the content we love, not to mention saving ourselves more time to dedicate to sneaky shopping sprees.
Here’s to being our most stylish selves at every opportunity.
“The weather outside has been pretty frightful for the last fortnight, which is why we’re abandoning this green and pleasant land for far-flung shores. To be clear, we don’t have any annual leave booked and our passport is very much staying in our bedside table. What we’re talking about is clothes. Clothes that look like you could be exploring a Marrakech souk or are about to take on the Santa Monica surf. We’re calling it destination dressing. Here are the five spots to style-out this summer.” – Grazia
“Do you ever just wish that a true one-stop-shop would come along and make building your summer wardrobe not only easy, but quick? Yeah, us too. Thankfully, Nasty Gal is here to cure our seasonal shopping woes. This morning, the retailer released a 55-piece collection that’s sure to take hours off your quest for the perfect warm-weather wardrobe. And the comprehensive line was inspired by Instagram maven and swimsuit designer Emily Ratajkowski.” – Refinery29
“Outside you can fry an egg on the sidewalk, but inside, you’re wearing three layers and shivering at your desk. Like, how do you even dress for that?! Here, are 22 work outfits to wear this summer that’ll get you through the effing hot weather and chilly A/C temps.” – Cosmpolitan
“Whether it’s on A-list celebrities or on superstar models, the combination of crop top and high-waisted pants has become this summer’s must-have off-duty look. While these skin-baring tops look great on It girls like Gigi Hadid, Emily Ratajkowski, and Sophie Turner any day of the week—or on the red carpet for that matter!—the rest of us tend to limit our crop tops for weekends only. It’s understandable, but as street style stars around the world have proven, there’s actually a way to make a cropped shirt work for the office.” – Vogue.com
“It’s my first summer in New York, and I’m looking forward to the sartorial changes my wardrobe will naturally adapt to. While my style has always been relatively laid-back, the term “summer Friday” may begin to take on new meaning for the other days of the week. With a hot and humid few months ahead, here’s how I plan to get dressed for the office this summer.” – Who What Wear
“Typically, I take fashion inspiration from (and dress vicariously through) women who are tons cooler than I’ll ever be. Zoë Kravitz, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and Alexa Chung are in my top five for summer inspiration, but of late, an unlikely source has been on my radar: the humble milkmaid. Bear with me.” – The Telegraph
“It’s hard to resist a summer trend. Even if you are usually good about sticking to a shopping plan and/or only buying the essentials, trendy summer pieces for vacations, weddings, or date nights are just plain fun to buy. Sure, you may not technically need any of them, but that’s part of the experience. But while straight size shoppers usually have a seemingly unlimited amount of seasonal pieces to choose from, plus size people typically have a harder time finding trendy items in sizes that actually work for them. Even though it many retailers are finally tuning into the fact that plus-size customers want more than just wrap dresses and cold shoulder tops, there are still gaps to fill.” – Bustle
“Are you sick yet of fashion editors telling you how great dresses are because you can –breaking news – wear them casually with trainers, espadrilles or loafers; swapping these for heels in the evening. So versatile! It’s all true, of course. But fashion has now come up with a way to make the dress an even more all-singing, all-dancing part of your wardrobe. And that’s by turning it into a dress-ord.” – The Telegraph
“With a number of weddings on the horizon, fashion news editor Billie Bhatia finds out that actually there is very little on offer when it comes to occasionwear for the plus-size market.” – Stylist Magazine