As you're reading this article, chances are you've been hit by the overwhelmingly hot weather which has engulfed Britain this last week. Sticky, humid and with a couple of cracking thunder storms thrown in, the new hot climate has sun blathers reclining in their bikinis while others shy away to a shady spot to keep cool. Whatever your feelings towards the weather, it looks set to stay pretty warm so you should defiantly invest in some of the summers coolest pieces to shake off the heat.
First of all, you should have a good decent pair or shorts. Shorts come in an array of styles and sizes, yet for sweltering weather you should opt for a pair of white linen shorts as they don't absorb heat and will allow your skin to breathe easier. H&M
have a great selection, with pastel and khaki colours while for more long lasting pieces, head to Joseph for a pair of tailored perfection. For added comfort, make sure that your desired shorts fall at a reasonable length (are not hot pants basically!) and you are free to move around with ease.
Summer dresses are also a must. Primark
, New Look
always do amazing cotton dresses for this time of year, with light fabrics and cute designs. Halter necks, spaghetti straps or just a simple boob-tube, it really doesn't matter, just as long as it looks and feels good. Try not to choose a dress which will force you to wear a slip of vest top underneath; remember the less layers the better. And New Look currently have a fantastic sale on at the moment, so get shopping!
To shield your eyes from the piercing sun, a good pair of sunglasses are crucial - plus they add glamour to any outfit. It doesn't matter on the shape or design; it could be cats-eye, round or square, just ensure they have protected lenses to stop your eyes being damaged. I like the cute yet costly Max Mara sunglasses
range, which has only just hit select luxury department stores, like Selfridges. Defiantly worth checking out.
But the most important thing this summer is that you have a great time and stay safe. Holiday across the country at beachside resorts and enjoying tasty ice creams while relaxing. And if you have time why not treat yourself to some retail therapy!Photographer Mert & Marcus for Vogue Paris June 2011.Photographer Mert & Marcus for Vogue Paris June 2011.Isabeli Fontana wearing a variety of Versace, Prada, Moschino and Emilio Pucci.
Photographer Mert & Marcus for Vogue Paris June 2011.
Written by Hannah Last