Well, it's official: Summer has finally arrived, and it's about time. After what felt like the longest winter on record, there's nothing better than the feeling of the sun on your face, an iced coffee in hand and the balmy bliss of a floaty summer dress—especially after a year of tracksuits and slippers. The rise in mercury also means we can finally wheel out all the warm-weather pieces we've been mentally concocting over the last few months, whether it's a printed midi, a throw-on shorts set or a retro swimsuit. If you're in need of a little more summer inspo, let us point you in the direction of & Other Stories, which we can confirm is full of sun-ready staples.
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The brand's LA Atelier summer shop is a particular treasure trove for the June heatwave, and I've lost track of the pieces that I want to add to my basket. There are four items that have specifically piqued my interest, and I have a feeling they will be well worth the investment for many seasons to come. For example, there's the versatile summer dress in a flattering shade of off-white, which will work both in the city and on a day trip to the beach. I also have to mention the shorts set, this summer's answer to the co-ord and surely one of the easiest looks to style. Just add sandals, sunnies and a piece of jewellery, and you're good to go.
The key for nabbing those hero items is to look for cooling fabrics, such as linen, alongside clean-lined basics that can be dressed up or down according to the occasion. Luckily, & Other Stories has all of the above in abundance, and I've put together four outfits that are sure to kick-start your new-season wardrobe inspo. Scroll down to see and shop my edit.