I may not be the biggest fan of traditional summer dressing, but if you're looking for a concise edit of summer staples with a tailored edge, allow me to point you in the direction of NET-A-PORTER's Warm Weather Essentials edit. Trust me on this one. Packed full of clean-lined separates and timeless accessories, the collection is a welcome relief to those of us who don't usually invest in florals when the mercury rises.
I'm talking colour-pop shirts that can be worn with shorts now and straight-leg jeans come autumn, dramatic shirt dresses in a plethora of neutrals shades, waistcoat co-ords that exude Alexa Chung charm and sandals that will literally go with everything in your wardrobe. Phew. So much goodness, so little time.
To save you time (and because I'm nice like that), I've scrolled through the entire edit and picked out 20 pieces that have particularly caught my eye. Each and every one is an item I would happily throw on this weekend then, come October, layer up with knitwear and boots. If that isn't style versatility, then I don't know what is. Scroll down to see and shop my edit.
Shop My NET-A-PORTER Summer Staples Edit
Valentino Oversized Neon Silk Shirt (£1790)
This is the most perfect shade of summer pink.
Valentino Valentino Garavani Hexagon-Frame Tortoiseshell Acetate Sunglasses (£244)
So into the retro shape of these Valentino sunnies.
King & Tuckfield Linen and Cotton-Blend Jacquard Shorts (£265)
You can't go wrong with a pair of linen-blend shorts.
Gucci Horsebit 1955 Small Color-Block Leather Shoulder Bag (£1290)
Introducing my dream designer bag.
Jil Sander Cotton-Poplin Shirt (£540)
The neck tie makes this Jil Sander blouse 10 times cooler.
Usisi Sister Leah Tie-Detailed Cotton-Blend Gauze Midi Dress (£320)
A great way to try colour if you usually prefer neutrals.
Equipment Celeme Linen Shirt (£180)
I wear short-sleeve shirts constantly when the mercury rises.
Loro Piana Cropped Stretch-Cotton Gabardine Wide-Leg Pants (£585)
Style these with a colour-match blouse for cool summer style.
Balenciaga Rise Leather Platform Sandals (£475)
The '90s classic is making a comeback, and I'm not sad about it.
Frankie Shop Isla Crepe Blazer (£260)
Just add to jeans and a white tee for easy weekend dressing.
Loewe Belted Leather-Trimmed Linen-Blend Midi Shirt Dress (£1600)
Classic, comfortable and versatile, I'm a new convert to the shirt dress.
Jennifer Meyer Small Edith 18-Karat Gold Diamond Necklace (£2460)
Add to everything in your summer (and autumn and winter) wardrobe.
Dolce & Gabbana Pleated Crepe Shorts (£575)
These shorts will add a little bit of sunshine into your day.
King & Tuckfield Oversized Cutout Cotton-Corduroy Shirt Dress (£325)
Tuck this into everything from midi skirts and shorts to jeans and slouchy trousers.
Saint Laurent Leather Shoulder Bag (£1410)
Another designer icon that will never grow old.
Giuliva Heritage The Andrea Herringbone Linen Vest (£380)
I'm 100% invested in 2021's waistcoat trend.
Giuliva Heritage The Venicia Herringbone Linen Straight-Leg Pants (£610)
Complete the look with the matching trousers.
Ganni Smocked Organic Cotton-Poplin Midi Dress (£225)
Oh Ganni, you've gone and done it again.
Alaïa 40 Laser-Cut Leather Platform Flip Flops (£590)
A platform is an easy way to add height without a heel.
Rebecca Vallance Verano Belted Cotton-Blend Shorts (£250)
The buckle on these shorts feels very '50s pin-up.
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