British weather can be unpredictable at the best of times, and summer is no exception. After spending the last few months running from flashes of rain to huddling onto trains for a hot and sticky commute, you deserve a break. Picture the ideal getaway... perhaps swimming in the blue waters of Lake Como? Maybe sightseeing and soaking up in the culture in Rome? Or perhaps a weekend of shopping in Milan? However you'd like to make the most of summer, you can live la dolce vita in style thanks to one of our favourite high-street stores, & Other Stories.
We can always rely on & Other Stories to bring the feel-good factor to our wardrobe, and its latest drop is a holiday-ready collection of summer dresses, sophisticated separates and chic sandals, in fact everything you'll want to wear at home or away.
Southern Italy is the inspiration behind the capsule collection 'Notes from Naples', a celebration of feminine dressing with 'sprezzatura'–the Italian expression for effortless elegance. Expect plenty of dresses and co-ords in rich, rustic tones and refined accessories as the finishing touch to outfits best worn in the glow of the afternoon sun.
In a bid to help you shake up your usual summer uniform with some Italian flare, we've put together an edit of our favourite pieces from the collection that deserve a spot in your wardrobe this summer and beyond. So keep scrolling for our pick of the best & Other Stories pieces to buy now, from the strappy sandals that will go with everything you already own, to the flattering linen dress that we just can't stop thinking about. Now all you have to do is make space in your carry on.
1. Sun-seeking Dresses
Save valuable time by reaching for the easiest instant outfit in your arsenal, the summer dress.