Some summer aesthetics are simpler to adopt than others. For example, it's pretty easy to make your wardrobe a more minimal place, even if you're on a budget, as pared-back silhouettes and neutral tones are plentiful on the high street. The same goes for bright colours and maximalist prints—it takes next to no scrolling time to find what you're after. Then, there's the look that's perhaps the most coveted but the hardest to get right, a look that strikes the perfect balance between being carefree and curated. It's hard to pinpoint, but the best term to describe it is bohemian.
Boho is a trend that never truly goes away; though, it always feels most at home during the warmer months. A potent blend of premium-looking prints set against ethereal fabrications paired alongside timeless denim and sharp tailoring, fashion types make the bohemian vibe seem effortless. In reality, however, every piece needs to be considered thoroughly. Veer too retro and you'll run the risk of looking like you're going to a fancy dress party. Play it too safe and your ensemble won't pack the sartorial punch that you were hoping for. Thankfully, there's a new collection that makes mastering the art of bohemian styling so much easier.
Considered a bona fide boho expert, Miller is known for her knack for creating chic but comfortable clothing. Having cut her teeth at Alexander McQueen and Matthew Williamson, Miller went on to found the brand Twenty8Twelve with her sister, Who What Wear crush Sienna Miller. After 13 seasons, she went it alone, launching Nine by Savannah Miller and her eponymous bridal collection in 2016. And now, she brings her polished prowess to Next with an exclusive line of genuinely beautiful creations, all of which will help you dress with boho flair.
While the range spans just about every product category you can think of (it even includes loungewear and pyjamas), we couldn't help but notice that the strongest pieces are essentially the items we live in during the summer months. Think incredible dresses in mini, midi, and maxi lengths, elegant and breezy blouses and the ideal denim options to tuck them into and perfect swimwear that'll look just as good at the beach as it will when you're sunning yourself on your patio.
Having effectively assembled the perfect summer capsule wardrobe, all that's left for us to do is show you our must-have pieces. Scroll below to see our four favourite items from Next's new Savannah Miller collection, then continue on to shop additional hits from the edit.
1. BOHEMIAN BLOUSES
Chic and versatile in equal measure, a well-chosen blouse can (and will!) unlock so much great outfit potential during summer. Just tuck yours into your preferred denim and add gold jewellery for It-girl flourish.
Speaking of denim, the Savannah Miller edit has some of the best options out there this season. With both wide-leg and ecru jeans (note the incredible contrast pipped detailing on the skinnies) as well as could-be-vintage skirts and shorts complete with on-trend exposed-button fastenings, Next has all your summer denim needs covered.
What is summer without a healthy dose of dresses? Next always serves up some excellent frocks come summer, and its Savannah Miller edit is no exception. With mini, midi, and maxi dresses to choose from, here are three which are firmly on our wish list.
Not just for holidays, swimwear is integral to your at-home summer wardrobe, too. Fuss-free styles are proving most popular amongst the style set right now, and Next is serving up some of the best minimal one-pieces and bikinis we've seen.