7 season-free looks to shop right now

We’ve hit August, we’ve made it guys, summer is here. We know, the weather is throwing everyone off their summer dress game, so we’ve scoured the high street for some styles you can really embrace, whatever the weather.

These pieces are great layered for when the sun does not decide to make an appearance, while also making great stand alone pieces for days that are bright (and breezy).

Whatever the August throws at us, our wardrobe will always win.

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The trans-seasonal coat

Yup, if you’re gonna be in England in the summer, you better sort some light outerwear. Of course an oversized trench is an absolute classic and will serve you well through August to October and again come spring. Opt for a neutral hue that will stand the test of time.

OVERSIZED TRENCH COAT, £150, Cos

The Summer Cardigan

A cardigan is a must over the summer. The weather is so changeable, so a pretty layer such as this scalloped cardigan is a great one for throwing over dresses or camisoles. The on-trend scallop detailing ensures this is less bulky and disruptive to your outfit and more of a welcomed, stylised addition.

Scallop Trim Ribbed Yellow Lightweight Knitted Jumper, £49.50, Oliver Bonas

Pining for a Pinafore

Denim dungaree dresses and pinafores are always a good idea. In the summer, pair simply with a white or a Breton striped tee, before switching for a roll neck or fine knit in cooler months. Denim is so versatile that you’ll never regret a good fitting denim buy and of course, they only get better with age.

Mid Blue Utility Midaxi Dungaree Dress, was £45 now £29.50, Simply Be

Blazer Brilliance

This unlined, cotton blazer is a great way of sharpening up your summer look. If you’re headed back to the office, this boucle jacket gives us some classic Chanel vibes, but the relaxed fit and longer line keeps it modern and directional. Pair with jeans for stylish nights at the pub and tailored trousers for days at your desk.

COTTON BOUCLE EMBER COAT, £230, Jigsaw

Ready to Run

Can you have too many trainers? No, of course you can’t, don’t be ridiculous.

We’re loving the host of white base trainers that have been dropping from Nike. The platform sole make these kicks more directional but the sporty execution keeps them relaxed and functional. Trainers are very much still having a moment, post-lockdown we’re all still craving a little comfort and trainers with dresses, skirts and everything in-between is now very much a fashion yes.

Nike Air Force 1 07 Trainers White Rattan Rattan White, £89.99, Office

Get Shirty

You can never go wrong with a classic white shirt. Whatever the season, a cotton white shirt can always be adapted. On warmer days pair with denim cut offs or tuck into a printed skirt. Feeling the chill? Layer over a roll neck or under a knit. The white cotton shirt, one of life’s big fashion winners.

Oxford shirt, was £29.99 now £19.99, Violeta by Mango

Dress to Impress

Florals never date and while dark florals are having a summer moment, they also work really well come the cooler months, so if you’re looking for a buy now, wear forever, then this classic, high-neck midi dress should be on your list. Team now with espadrilles and rock in the winter with tights and boots. Enjoy!

Penelope Floral Puff Sleeve Dress, £130, Phase Eight