Assembling chic outfits for the month ahead just got easier.
Even though we've been blessed with several weeks of glorious temperatures here in the UK, there's no denying the unpredictability of British weather. We're embracing summer with open arms—particularly where our wardrobes are concerned—while being conscious that things could take a (hopefully not too dramatic) turn at any moment. So, what exactly are we supposed to wear in July when it's scorching sunshine one minute and then grey skies the next?
After trawling through the Instagram accounts of our favourite influencers, we managed to come up with eight looks that are ideal for any sort of weather July might throw at us. From the ultimate cool cover-up for chilly evenings to the It dress that'll serve you well in the park and at the bar, there are plenty of ideas you'll want to copy immediately. Consider the following your July style lookbook.
Style Notes: In the UK, you need to be prepared for the weather to turn at any moment, which is why we love the practicality of Claire Most's outfit here. There's a cardigan option for a sudden drop in temperature but a crop top underneath for when the sun decides to shine.
Style Notes: An oversized maxi dress is as much a summer staple as sunglasses or swimwear. The item is so easy to throw on as an all-in-one outfit. Increase the summer vibes with flat sandals and a beach bag, just like Anna Sarlvit has done here.
Style Notes: July isn't all about skirts and dresses. Make like Lucy Williams and style a pair of trousers in a bright hue with a retro floral-print blouse. Finish with strappy sandals and your favourite basket bag.
Style Notes: If there's ever a time for shorts, it's July. Matching sets featuring this high-summer staple have made quite the impression on Instagram's most stylish—it's now hard to scroll through without spotting at least one co-ord like Francesca's.
Style Notes: Every Brit knows you always need to be in arm's length of a jacket regardless of the time of year, and we've just found the coolest option out there. Monikh Dale's fringed jacket will give every ensemble edge, especially when worn over a linen dress and finished with chunky trainers.
Style Notes: Jumpsuits take all the effort out of getting dressed, which is paramount when you want to maximise your time in the sunshine. Make your look even more seamless by matching your shoes to the colour of your jumpsuit, much like Charlotte Kuhrt did here.