5 Summer-Ready Outfits That I Would Love to Wear Starting April 12

Joy Montgomery
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PSA: I've just spent the last hour scrolling my way through NET-A-PORTER's new S/S 21 shop (which is, fittingly, named Ready-to-Wear), and I have to say, if you're having a dull week, this might just perk you up. Filled with so many fantasy summer buys, this new-in treasure trove is sure to set any fashion lover's heart racing, and I speak from experience. The colours! The dramatic silhouettes! The versatile accessories! As someone who can't wait to get back into the swing of dressing for more than just my sofa, this edit has seriously sparked joy.

Yep, we are 100% invested in endorphin dressing this summer because, honestly, we all deserve it after the year we've had. After my cheeky browsing session, I decided to put together five dream outfits that perfectly encapsulate this mood, and of course, it's filled with bold colourways and unapologetic pairings. If, like me, you're not usually a print-clasher, I would recommend trying tonal dressing, and luckily this season's co-ords make this so much easier. Just look at the below tangerine-coloured two-piece from Christopher Esber—add chunky sandals and prepare to bring a little French Riviera appeal to your weekend wardrobe.

There are also plenty of other ways to introduce joy into your summer outfits without reaching for colour. For example, a dramatic necklace will add instant impact to a simple blouse (this piece from Prada is a stunner) or why not tuck your fave long-sleeved top into a pair of dramatic wide-leg trousers (cc this pair from Proenza Schouler)?

But really, the most important thing is that you do you, and if that's sticking to your knitted co-ord for a little longer, then all power to you. Personally, I'm going all out when April 12 arrives, and yes, it might be extra, but I'm okay with it. If you fancy some inspo for the coming months, scroll down to see the feel-good outfits that are inspiring me right now.

Orange Skirt Co-Ord + Chunky Sandals


Christopher Esber Tie-Detailed Silk-Satin Shirt (£375)

Christopher Esber Tie-Detailed Silk-Satin Maxi Skirt (£455)

Balenciaga Gold-Tone Necklace (£650)

Alexander McQueen Leather Exaggerated-Sole Sandals (£450)

Cream Midi Skirt + Mint-Green Shirt


Jil Sander Cady Shirt (£790)

Jacquemus Novio Cutout Linen-Jacquard Maxi Skirt (£440)

Prada Silver-Tone, Wood, and Multi-Stone Necklace (£1985)

JW Anderson Chain-Embellished Suede Slippers (£495)

Retro Minidress + Flared Jeans


Gucci x Ken Scott Gagliarda Floral-Print Silk-Twill Mini Dress (£1350)

Paco Rabanne High-Rise Straight-Leg Denim Jeans (£380)

Saint Laurent Le Carré Leather Shoulder Bag (£2185)

Gucci Horsebit-Detailed Metallic Embroidered Leather Platform Loafers (£670)

Colour-Blocked Shirt Dress + Platform Sandals


Christopher John Rogers Color-Block Satin-Trimmed Cotton-Poplin Shirt Dress (£970)

Bottega Veneta Beak Small Leather Shoulder Bag (£1565)

Khaite Alba Leather-Trimmed Suede Sandals (£710)

High-Waisted Trousers + Striped Collared Blouse


Missoni Striped Ribbed-Knit Top (£670)

Proenza Schouler Two-Tone Satin-Trimmed Woven Wide-Leg Pants (£970)

Gianvito Rossi 55 Leather Mules (£545)

Ray-Ban Square-Frame Tortoiseshell Acetate Sunglasses (£149)

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