Every day, with just one click of a button and a quick scroll, we can find a healthy dose of fashion inspiration and new outfit ideas to give our wardrobe a new lease of life. Instagram has become a smorgasbord of stylishly clad people documenting their latest styling tricks, and it's the perfect resource if we’re ever lacking in style inspiration.
There’s no denying that this year’s trends have been unapologetically bold. Between the micro mini, the Y2K revival, stitched knits and perforated silk, there is most definitely an explorative play on cuts and fabrics. As much as they’re adored, they’re not the easiest styles for day-to-day wear. Thankfully, our favourite influencers are showcasing myriad ways to style the runway’s best-loved trends this season.
Take the micro mini, for example, a piece universally adored but undeniably a little daunting after years in midi lengths. Pictured on the streets of Paris with a fine-knit top and suede slip-on shoes, it becomes more effortless and approachable to try ourselves. Or the crochet knit, which at first glance looks like its wear is exclusive to the balmy Caribbean climate. With creative (and strategic) styling, you can wear this for a sunset dinner. Paired with an oversized shirt with a dipped hem, it turns a predominately resort-wear look into a pared-back ensemble. If you’re looking for some readily styled outfits incorporating this year’s summer trends, then look no further than these 10 ensembles.
1. Green Dress and Ankle-Strap Sandals
Style Notes: Green is having quite the moment. It pairs wonderfully with the plethora of brown and tan sandals on offer this summer. This pair by The Row is particularly special, as it features wooden detail.
2. Micro Miniskirt and Slip-On Heels
Style Notes: The most classic way to wear a micro mini is with a pared-back look. The flute-neck top and closed-toe shoes balance the proportions of a short style.
3. Wrap-Around Co-ord
Style Notes: Christopher Esber's wrap-around pieces deserve acclaim. Many others are following in the footsteps of his designs with this twist on an otherwise classic co-ord. Either tie it around your bared midriff, or wear the skirt higher.
4. Waistcoat Co-Ord
Style Notes: The waistcoat co-ord can be dressed up or down. As the weather gets warmer, swap the trousers for shorts. Influencers are wearing them with everything from trainers to stilettos.
5. Side Cut-Outs
Style Notes: Modestly placed cut-outs feature on midi and maxi styles frequently this season. In one fell swoop, you're dressed.
6. Floral-Print Co-Ords
Style Notes: A transitional piece in any wardrobe. Florals shine year-round and so do co-ords.
7. Candy-Coloured Smock Dress
Style Notes: This season's trend forecast has spoken, and it screamed colour. Pink, orange, green and blue are amongst those most seen, often with big sleeves to boot.
8. Crochet Knits With an Oversized Shirt
Style Notes: Crochet may be see-through, but there are ample styling opportunities with pieces like this. Wear with a slip, as a cover-up, or with a very oversized shirt.
9. Long Lengths With Flatform Flip-Flops
Style Notes: Longer lengths and earthy colours nod to a slightly bohemian feel. Thong platform flip-flops modernise this outfit a tad.
10. Sexy Back
Style Notes: Sexy backs return just in time for the change of seasons. This time, they're wider than ever.