My 16-Piece Capsule Will See You Through Every Summer Event

It took long enough, but summer is finally here and it ain't messing around. With temperatures reaching the low 30s earlier this month, it was a stark reminder that, while we love the balmy evenings and long days of summer, a serious wardrobe adjustment is needed. Suddenly events such as weddings and weekend drinks require military-level planning to ensure maximum levels of dressing ease, alongside a good dose of style, of course.

However, this season we're all about adopting a more mindful approach to shopping, and so we're looking to invest in higher-quality pieces that will survive the seasons, rather than throwaway trend-led finds that might not stand the test of time. Packed full of covetable designer items, THE OUTNET is often where fashion editors turn to to assemble a long-lasting capsule wardrobe for less. Our main piece of advice is to make sure you don't delay after finding something you like, because the star pieces don't tend to stick around. Don't say we didn't warn you.

To help you on your way to warm-weather style  success, we've come up with 4 summer event scenarios that you're certain to encounter this season, and put together an outfit which will both look the part and continue to look chic for many summers to come. Scroll down to see what we found and shop our edit. 

SUMMER WEDDING

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Style Notes: Pink is having a moment this season and you'll be glad to hear that it's shaken off its 'girly' associations. This Mansur Gavriel midi is given a retro edge with a pair of gingham slingbacks and oversized gold earrings. Undeniably perfect for a summer wedding.  

WEEKEND PICNIC

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Style Notes: If the weather is looking a little changeable, opt for a denim jumpsuit (simply roll up the sleeves when the sun comes out), which was made to be worn in a city park with sneakers and oversized sunnies. 

WORK DRINKS

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Style Notes: We're all over summer black right now, and it's particularly good for workwear. We recommend picking roomy silhouettes in luxe fabrics that will help you stay cool but still look smart, then accessorising with fabulous earrings.  

SUNDAY BRUNCH

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Style Notes: If you want to embrace jeans on a Sunday, but still want to feel pulled-together, try a pair of dark denim flares. They make for the perfect pairing with a logo tee and a knotted silk scarf. Bring on the Prosecco.