From nautical to the new boho, these are the looks we love for summer.

If you’re looking to reboot your wardrobe for summer, look no further than our round-up of twelve of the key fashion trends that have been distilled from the high-end catwalk to the high street this season, plus ideas of where to shop to get the look. From luxe tailoring to noughties throwbacks and unexpected colour trends, there’s a style for everyone.

New Boho


Crochet was a big textile trend last year and continues, alongside tie-dye, to bring some new-age boho spirit to the summer of ’22 in the form of sarong skirts, head scarves and knitted tops. Embellishments and block-prints also adorn voluminous, floaty dress styles for a more romantic boho vibe.

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Zara

Multi-Way Bodysuit With Puff Sleeves, £32.99




Knitted


Knitted dresses were big for AW21 and continue into SS22 in the form of ribbed co-ords. Choose from skinny-rib flared pants and cropped jumpers or slinky skirts and shrunken cardigans. Knits are textured with multi-coloured yarns, frill edging and in summer brights. Not for the faint-hearted but oh-so comfortable.

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H&M

Knitted Cotton T-Shirt Dress, £17.99




Nautical


Not limited to the trusty striped Breton, ‘marine style’ in all its guises will be seen popping up in summer collections: think straw hats, gold buttons on blazers, navy, red and white palettes, anchor motifs and rope sandals. Perfect for chic holiday styling.

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Boden

Suede Ankle Tie-Heeled Sandals, £120




Summer Black


It may not be the first colour you think of for high summer, but soft charcoal black linens are popping up across the high street, finished with luxe, minimal black leather accessories. A chic, timeless look that you can pair with a splash of colour or print, as the mood takes you.

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Massimo Dutti

Flowing Shirt With Cuff Buttons, £69.95




Varsity Jackets


Collegiate fashion is back in all its preppy forms – from vintage college sweatshirts to baseball jackets and ribbed cricket jumpers, as well as socks with loafers and rugby shirts. Pair with 90s trainers and light-wash denim to complete the look.

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ASOS

Urban Bliss Varsity Bomber Jacket In Navy, £50




Platforms


Not the 70s disco kind but the flatform 90s version, as seen on chunky sandals, trainers and even Crocs this season (yes, you read right). Great for adding height, without compromising on comfort and for adding a modern edge to floaty dresses.

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Schuh

Pale Blue Tiara Flatform Eva Footbed Sandals, £25




Clogs


Wooden-soled, vintage-style clogs have had a fashion-reboot. Choose from closed-toe leather mules, or strappy block heels for every day. Great paired with summer dresses, or wide-legged denim for a 70s feel.

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Alohas

Harley Black, £101




Colour Block Brights


Head-to-toe colour blocking has been a popular street style for a few seasons, but two-piece sets in crayola brights are everywhere this summer. Wear with minimal gold jewellery and the aforementioned flatform sandals for an on-trend take. For workwear, choose from an array of bold toned suits and pair with a simple white tee and trainers to ensure you standout on the morning commute.

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COS

Relaxed Fit Playsuit, £35




Y2K Reboot


If you wore it the first-time-round you might want to steer clear but butterfly crop tops, low slung jeans, mesh dresses and cargo pants are all back as part of a grand noughties revival. Channel your inner Britney, Christina and Mariah and have some fun with some nostalgic silhouettes.

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Urban Outfitters

BDG Cropped Polo Tank Top, £22




Liquid Metal


Victoria Beckham epitomised this trend as the mother of the groom at son Brooklyn’s wedding in her own couture design in molten silver. Slip dresses in satiny metallics have diffused down onto the high street in time for balmy evenings or summer weddings. Wear with chunky sandals as a modern contrast.

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Silk Fred

Cowl Neck Satin Slip Cami Midi Dress Green, £58




White Tailoring


Low key luxury is a perfect palette cleansing antidote if you’re overwhelmed by the print and colour on offer this season. Seek out white tailored two-pieces, or neutral-on-neutral layering in beiges, creams and pale yellows in natural linens, Then pair with tan accessories and luxe baskets for a summery feel.

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Warehouse

Relaxed Double Breasted Blazer, NOW £44.50




Feather Trims


Ukrainian brand Sleeper brought feather trims to the fashion crowd in 2020 and the high street soon followed suit. This season, feathers are adorning dress hems, cardigan cuffs and even mules for some retro boudoir chic.

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Pretty Little Thing

Pink Stripe Feather Trim Detail Satin Long PJ Set, NOW £26




By Lydia Mansi
April 2022

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