Our social calendars are suddenly filling up with plenty of lovely things, from family reunions to dinner parties, but we wouldn’t blame you at all for feeling a little overwhelmed (us too). With more plans comes the need for more outfits to leave the house in, and after over a year in tracksuit-fueled hibernation we’re suddenly having to rediscover the joy of dressing up.
As well as deep diving into our closets to revive trusty favourites, we’ve also been on the lookout for easy, mood-boosting pieces to inject some life into our 2021 wardrobes and make the whole process of getting dressed a lot more enjoyable again. Of course, we’re here to share our findings with you and one place that has thoroughly impressed us all on the Who What Wear UK team this season, is John Lewis.
On top of its design-driven in-house brands, the roster of womenswear labels housed at John Lewis has expanded this year. There are more emerging and independent brands to discover, like Kemi Telford and Albaray, as well as high-street favourites like Hush, making it a great place to shop for everything in one place.
There are cute separates, lots of excellent linen and some very chic relaxed tailoring. But the hero of John Lewis’s new summer drop has to be the dress. Especially when it comes to planning for all those upcoming summer occasions. You just can’t beat a perfect dress with a great pair of sandals to make you look and feel your best again.
Here, we’ve picked out 11 of our absolute favourite dress and sandal combos from John Lewis’s huge new edit to get you started (it was tough to get it down to just 11, trust us). Affordable and easy to throw on in the mornings, we can’t think of a more useful addition to freshen up your summer wardrobe. Keep scrolling to shop…