It's officially summer. June has arrived, and now is the time to transition yourselves from a semi-sunny wardrobe to a full-blown one. With the inclement weather we've been having lately starting to subside, you can finally leave jackets, umbrellas and any extra layers at home. The forecast is sunny times ahead.
All those warm-weather Instagram shots that had you craving days of endless sunshine are now a reality. But as with any season, the simplest way to do everyday chic is to have a trusty roster of staples that can be mixed and matched accordingly. The only decision to make is figuring out what your summer signature will be this year.
So from the jersey basic every wardrobe should have to the new-season skirt, our editors have shared the one key item they are most excited to wear this June and for the rest of summer.
1. The Maxi Skirt
"Maxi skirts will definitely be on rotation in my outfits throughout June. I’ve really been loving the slinky, figure-hugging kind that skims over the feet at the moment. Pairing one with a T-shirt or flowy top and sandals, I'll be good to go most days!" — Remi Afolabi, Video Content Creator
2. The Cotton Midi Dress
"I wear midi dresses on repeat all summer, but nothing beats an airy, white-cotton one to keep me cool while still looking like I've made an effort. It's often the little details that make these dresses look expensive, so I keep an eye out for interesting necklines, sculptural silhouettes or great textures like broderie anglaise or ruffles." — Remy Farrell, Shopping Editor
3. The Linen Trousers
"In order to beat the summer heat in the chicest way possible, I plan on wearing linen trousers nonstop throughout June. You can find some amazing tailored versions that work for the office with a simple shirt, and then you'll likely find me in more relaxed drawstring waist versions with a ribbed tank at weekends." — Emily Dawes, Affiliate Editor
4. The Tank Top
"Paired with jeans, miniskirts or wide-leg trousers—you really can't go wrong with a ribbed white vest. To freshen up the look, I'm opting for a ribbed white racer-back style." — Joy Ejaria, Social Media Editor
5. The Wrap Dress
"Being curvy and often having to size up to accommodate parts of my frame means I'm on first-name terms with my tailor, who I visit about once a month to create a better fit on a recent purchase. This season, however, I have a feeling we're going to see less of one another, as there are so many excellent wrap dresses out there. This is great for two reasons. 1) They're the perfect summer piece—the wrap-over front looks pretty, and the split and low neckline helps to keep you cool. And 2) I don't need to have them tailored, for I can secure the tie straps as tightly as I like to shamelessly show off my waistline. Right now, I'm into the linen styles that are populating my favourite new-in section and the Réalisation midi I've owned for years and still get so many compliments on. Such is the power of a wrap dress." — Maxine Eggenberger, Acting Assistant Editor