Regardless of what your summer plans look like, as the weather gets hotter we always gravitate towards simpler, easy-to-style items. So we've looked through hundreds of collections to bring you a concise edit of 29 pieces that we think are no-brainers for this summer and years beyond.
The below items are some of the most simple but effective throw-on styles we have found that will make getting dressed in the morning a little easier. From May onwards, we often lean on timeless separates, and these are what our editors are wearing for days at home, afternoons in the sunshine or al fresco dining.
The easy-to-style buys we rate and would add to any summer capsule include elegant T-Shirt dresses, comfortable Teva sandals, linen trousers, throw-on dresses and a basket bag. The items below all have a minimal aesthetic, meaning they seamlessly mix and match together and require little to-no thought when it comes to styling.
Keep scrolling to shop these simple summer essentials…
& Other Stories Tiered Puff Sleeve Mini Dress (£75)
The perfect summer dress.
M&S Leather Flip Flops (£35)
These won't be around for long.
Loewe Paula's Ibiza Small Striped Straw and Leather Basket Bag (£475)
Hi dream bag.
COS T-Shirt Dress (£59)
This comes in cream too.
Arket High Waist Linen Trousers (£69)
Linen trousers might not be the most exciting item, but they are the kind of thing you'll live in all summer.
& Other Stories Teva Midform Fray (£55)
This print gets a 10/10 from us.
Totême Square-Neck Smocked Midi Dress (£410)
Totême's whole USP is easy-to-wear staples that are actually exciting.
Kassl Editions Original Coated Trench Coat (£750)
Such a dreamy coat.
& Other Stories Relaxed Plissé Drawstring Trousers (£85)
Get the matching top too.
Arket Heavy-Weight T-Shirt (£35)
Our shopping editor Joy thinks this is the perfect white T-shirt.
COS Trousers (£89)
How good do these look with white trainers?
Shrimps Bennett Floral-Embroidered Wool-Blend Cardigan (£350)
The cutest cardi.
Endless Summer Ain'T She a Beaut Midi Dress (£98)
This dress comes in five colours.
Sleeper Belle Shirred Linen Midi Dress (£215)
Sleeper dresses are worth the hype.
Faithfull the Brand + Net Sustain Devon Belted Linen Maxi Skirt (£219)
Pair with a T-shirt and sandals.
Arket Flatform Suede Slides (£125)
These flatforms are just so chic.
Pleats Please Issey Miyake Dropped-Sleeve Technical-Pleated Top (£255)
You can't go wrong with Pleats Please Issey Miyake.
Mango Drawstring Waist Linen Shorts ($30)
Mango Ribbed Knit Top (£20)
How cool is this back?
& Other Stories Favourite Cut Cropped (£65)
These are one of the most popular pieces at & Other Stories.
Missoma Ridge T-Bar Chain Necklace (£389)
This is the perfect finishing touch to any outfit.
Weekday Lilah Trousers (£45)
The perfect black trousers.
Nanushka Azalea (£225)
Nanushka has just launched sunglasses.
H&M Fine-Knit Top (£20)
This polo would look great with any jeans.
Theory Kayleigh Dress in Good Linen (£275)
The perfect black mini dress.
Frankie Shop Eva Cotton-Jersey Tank (£72)
This is now a cult classic.
Arket Ribbed Racer Tank (£15)
This comes in white too.
H&M Tie-Belt Dress (£35)
Well played H&M.
Gucci GG-Logo Quilted Rectangular Acetate Sunglasses (£255)
These sunglasses are epic.
Next up, see our guide to the key trends for spring/summer 2021.
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