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Summer Wardrobe Essentials

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Summer is quickly approaching and the joy this season brings should also be reflected by the clothes you wear. Although British summertime may see just as many rain showers as it does sunshine, there are plenty of beautiful pieces and trends to try that will help you to embody the excitement and fun of summer months.

Take a look at our must-have summer wardrobe essentials, all available with a One4all Gift Card.

Bold Patterns

The confidence that wearing a striking pattern can bring should never be overlooked! Whether you’re a fan of polka dots or animal prints, make sure your summer wardrobe has plenty of pattern to add some fun and boldness to your outfit. The lightweight, calf-length dress from H&M is an easy way to incorporate a bold pattern in a chic way and is the perfect pick for a summer evening of delicious food and cocktails.

Button Front Dress, £24.99 from H&M


Seaside Swimwear

Whilst this summer may see some Brits able to travel abroad, it’s likely that many of us will be sticking to staycations this year. Wherever you are going on holiday, if there’s a beach involved then a new swimwear set is a must-have. New Look have a great range of bikinis and swimsuits to suit different tastes, such as the sweet and retro-inspired black gingham design.

Black Gingham Plunge Belted Swimsuit, £25.99 from New Look


Swap Skirts for Shorts

This year, why not swap your mini-skirt for a pair of stylish shorts, which are an incredibly versatile item to have in your wardrobe. Shorts can be dressed up with heels and a formal top to create a modern yet chic look. Or, if you’d like to show your more laid-back and relaxed summer style, pair your shorts with strappy sandals and a simple t-shirt or crop top.

Women’s Yellow Belted Leaf Print Shorts, £8 from Peacocks


Accessories Overload

To make sure your outfits are capturing both your personality and the fun of summer, look for some sweet accessories to add to your collection. A bright pair of earrings, chunky bangle or statement headband are often the finishing touches needed to elevate an outfit and add a pop of colour. The heart stud earrings from M&S are subtle yet eye-catching, and you can even try mixing and matching the colours to create a real impact with your accessories.

3 Pack Enamel Heart Stud Earrings, £7.50 from M&S


Festival Ready Raincoat

Whilst you may want to spend the season in bikinis and crotched tops, rain showers and gusty winds will likely be a recurrence this summer. That’s why it’s essential that you have a raincoat in your wardrobe that is practical but doesn’t sacrifice on style. The Primrose Jacket from Fat Face is lightweight whilst still providing that essential coverage and is available in a range of bright, mood-boosting colours, making it a fantastic pick for this summer. 

Primrose Jacket, £59.50 from Fat Face