Keep cool this summer with lightweight fabrics, slouchy shapes and stylish shorts

SUIT up and look smart with the best of spring tailoring. Forget boring co-ords and dull dresses. Summer is about bright colours, slouchy shapes and seriously stylish shorts.

Lightweight fabrics make dressing for warmer weather a breeze. GABRIELE DIRVANAUSKAS rounds up the high street’s best buys out now.

TIP: Go bold or go home with this statement suit. Get extra use from it by dressing it down with sandals or trainers
  • Red blazer, £79.99 from Zara — buy now
  • Trousers, £39.99 from Zara — buy now
  • Black flip-flops, £35 from Office — buy now
TIP: A linen suit will keep you chill as the mercury rises. And the Seventies-style wide-collar shirt is even cooler
  • Blue blazer, £79.99 from Zara — buy now
  • Trousers, £39.99 from Zara — buy now
  • White shoes, £39.50 from M&S — buy now
  • Cream shirt, £28 from Asos — buy now
TIP: Team your suit with a tonal shirt, instead of white, to modernise. This season’s belt bags will give the look a fresh spin
  • Cream blazer, £84.99 from Reserved — buy now
  • Culottes, £49.99 from Reserved — buy now
  • Brown blouse, £29.99 from Lindex — buy now
  • Green belt bag, £18 from River Island — buy now
  • Black sandals, £55 from Asos — buy now
TIP: Shorts have become a runaway hit on the high street. Opt for longer lengths for a smart take on the trend
  • Khaki trench coat, £99 from Marks & Spencer — buy now
  • White top, £17.50 from Marks & Spencer — buy now
  • White shorts, £19.50 from Marks & Spencer — buy now
  • Trainers, £69.99 from Zara — buy now

TIP: Purple reigns with this co-ord. The pastel two-piece is good for anything from weekends to weddings
  • Lilac blazer, £79 from Marks & Spencer — buy now
  • Shorts, £35 from Marks & Spencer — buy now
  • Gold chain necklace, £14 from Next — buy now
  • White sandals, £55.99 from Zara — buy now


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