Staying stylish while the sun beats down (or while the weather changes its mind on an hourly basis!) can be quite a challenge. So whether in the midst of a heatwave, packing for holiday or planning a garden party, I’ve put together three summer outfits from MandMDirect.com that will take you from picnics in the park to relaxed weekend style with ease.
Picnic in the park
For a relaxed summer vibe that doesn’t compromise on style, opt for a tailored short in a longer length with a crisp white top and eye-catching metallic sandals.
Shorts are your best fashion friend when it comes to a picnic in the park; no knicker-flashing will be happening on your picnic blanket. This longer length tailored style (also available in pink) adds a polished finished to make your summer look less beach bum, more city chic.
Slip on and slip off your foot-bed sandals as you please, with bright pedicured toes a must.
Keep cool in white cotton and smarten up summer style with a print skirt.
Disguise a rounded tummy and let the top flow freely to skim over your middle, or highlight a waist and balance wider hips by pulling in your top around the waist to show off your curves.
If the weather turns cooler, pop on a bright, cropped cardi (fresh yellow would look great) to finish the look.
The loose fit of this dress is perfect for hot days, not to mention being ideal during and post-pregnancy, and is a lightweight jersey that won’t cling, hurrah!
Flatter a pear shape, hourglass or rhubarb and nip in at the waist with a thin belt. Loosen the top over the belt to give a flattering (and cool!) blouson effect.
Monochrome prints are not only the most versatile but also forgiving with their dark base to disguise lumps and bumps. Black and white can still look summery and gives you the perfect blank canvas to add a splash of colour with your accessories.