The evenings are lighter, the commute is muggier, and we're leaving our coats at home, which can only mean one thing: Summer is officially on the horizon. This signifies the start of al-fresco socialising and packing our bags for a well-earned trip abroad, and it also means we finally get to wear the summer outfits we've been dreaming about all year. Consider this the sign you've been waiting for to retire those cashmere knits and step into holiday mode. And it just so happens that we've found the perfect shop to refresh your summer wardrobe.
Free People is one of our favourite high-street stores because of its well-curated range of free-spirited and affordable cult buys and its anti-trend-led design. As shoppers who look for an eclectic mix of styles from second-hand, high-street and independent brands, we love Free People's individual take on design. Each piece feels like an unearthed treasure and a nod to the brand's bohemian boutique heritage.
When it comes to summer, there's nothing better than floaty dresses, light shirts and mini hemlines—all things that Free People has got down to a (best-selling) T, and its latest drop is full of exciting pieces you won't want to miss. Think linen maxis, outfit-perfecting sunnies and some particularly good cotton co-ords that we're already obsessed with. But act quickly, as these are sure to be snapped up faster than you can say "beach day."
Keep scrolling to see our favourite picks from the vacation edit, including everything you need for a very stylish summer.
The Boho Maxi Dress
Minimal fuss but maximum impact, the floor-skimming maxi dress is the lightest, breeziest thing to throw on when a heatwave hits.
This one is already an influencer favourite, so expect to see it again and again this summer.
The Oversized Shirt
An oversized shirt has all of the best bits of your favourite shirt, but it's a little more relaxed. Wear loosely over swimwear straight out of the pool or tucked into shorts for a summer day in the city.