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. You can finally leave jackets, umbrellas and any extra layers at home. All those warm-weather Instagram shots that have had you craving days of endless sunshine (if only for the outfits you can wear in them) are now a reality. But as with any season, the simplest way to everyday chic is to have a trusty roster of staples that can be mixed and matched accordingly. Just what will be your summer signature this year? We asked our fashion team for the one outfit they are most excited to wear this June.
1. The Breezy Cotton Dress
Shirtdresses are a wonderful thing. Since they're crafted with crisp cotton, they are the perfect throw-on style that'll keep you cool as the temperatures rise. White ones are a personal favourite; I'll be wearing mine with Castañer espadrilles (the ultimate summer shoes) and a woven bag. The best thing about this look is that it works for the city as well as on vacay. Outfit multitasking at its best.
On the top of my summer wish list.
I love the fringed detail on these.
2. The Short Suit
A list of ways to stay chic in the sun would not be complete without a short suit. Choose elegantly tailored styles that sit high on the waist with loose-cut legs that flatter. Neutral colours reign supreme here—from the palest grey to camel to beige. Or choose an earthy hue if you must do colour, like terra-cotta or mustard.
"Pair with slinky camis for evenings and tees for daytime," says freelance shopping editor Sophie Henderson. Sophie will be teaming hers with strappy sandals and a woven bag.
In this season's must-wear hue. Pair with the matching Linen Shorts (£36).
A more sophisticated basket bag.
These look super expensive (but aren't).
3. The Midi Dress
Nothing is easier than a throw-on, loose-cut midi. By default of wearing one, it negates the need to think about anything else. The length means no trousers (or self-tanner) are needed. Go maxi and you barely have to think about your shoes. Wear one with a print and no accessories are needed.
"I'll be wearing easy, covered-up midi dresses on repeat with white sandals—I'm desperate to find a good pair," says our editorial director, Hannah Almassi. "I'll accessorise with a little bag so I'm not lugging heaps around in the heat."
Wear to work and on vacay.
Perfect everyday shoes.
This cult classic got a colourful update.
The coolest shades ever? We think so.
4. The Floral Midi Skirt
Midi lengths are ideal for summers in the city. We love how they are appropriate enough for work but bohemian enough for play. These printed skirts should be worn with all manner of white tops. "I'm keeping my fingers crossed it's going to be hot in June, and so my go-to outfit for weekends and work will be a flattering midi skirt worn with either a blouse or a simple white T-shirt," says WWW UK deputy editor Emma Spedding. Style with sneakers for a pared-down look.
Dress this one up with mules or opt for trainers on relaxed days.
Clean and simple—the ultimate white tee.
5. White Denim
White denim is everywhere this season, and bright white options are associate social media editor Isabel Mundigo-Moore's pick. From Whistles to Topshop to Raey, there is guaranteed to be a pair to suit every body type. Double white denim gets you extra sartorial points this season; just dress it down with a simple tee and black slides for a chic of off-duty look.
The hottest jean shade this season is white.
Throw this on over a black tee.
Your new summer sandals.
For more outfit ideas, see the nine summer looks we've already bookmarked.