We Think Every Summer Wardrobe Needs These Three Staples

Summer might seem like a long way away, but here at Who What Wear we're already thinking about those pieces that are going to serve us best over the warmer months. But, as you're no doubt aware, it's surprisingly hard to find summer items that don't just feel exclusively 'beachy'—walking along the streets of London looking like you've just waltzed out of Coachella is never a good look. 

The solution? A finely-tuned edit of pieces that can easily be adapted and switched-up according to your context. We're talking about a blazer that looks just as good with tailored trousers as it does with a floaty midi dress or a roomy tote that will happily house your Saturday gym class essentials and it will a beach towel, sun cream and poolside read. Easier said than done though, right? 

Well, to make your life easier, we’ve partnered with Michael Kors to hand-pick three key pieces from the new MICHAEL Michael Kors collection that will seamlessly transition from the busy streets of London to wherever you're jetting off to for your summer hols. For each key buy, we've also shown you how to dress the look (because we're nice like that), and it would appear the styling opportunities are endless. Just what the busy city-dweller needs. 

Scroll down to see and shop our MICHAEL Michael Kors beach-to-bar summer edit. 

The Demure Sun Dress

Michael Michael Kors summer essentials: sun dress

Style Notes: If you're one of those people who find prairie dresses a little terrifying, then try this white tiered midi out for size. While it would look dreamy with leather sandals in the sun, it would be equally as fab toughened-up with chunky boots and a biker jacket. 

Shop the MICHAEL Michael Kors Sun Dress

The Beach-to-City Bag

Michael Michael Kors summer essentials: raffia bag

Style Notes: A roomy tote is an essential addition to  your summer edit and this raffia bag ticks all the boxes with its long handles and sizable interior. We'd wear ours with cargo trousers and a white tee when the weather warms.

Shop the MICHAEL Michael Kors Malibu Straw Tote

The Versatile Blazer

Michael Michael Kors summer essentials: blue blazer

Style Notes: We are self-confessed blazer addicts here at Who What Wear, and can't get enough of the polished nonchalance they bring to our wardrobes. This navy blazer from Michael Michael Kors is just what we need for cooler summer evenings. We'll be pairing ours with flared jeans, white sneakers and a tie dye tee.

Shop the MICHAEL Michael Kors Linen Blazer


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