10 key staples to invest in for summer

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Have you ever wondered how the world’s most stylish women always look so effortlessly put together? The answer usually lies in the edit of timeless staples at the heart of their wardrobes – think a crisp white shirt, a beautifully cut blazer or a trusted pair of faded-blue jeans. To help get you set for summer, we’ve selected the 10 key essentials from The Outnet – an online destination for the savviest (and chicest) of shoppers. Your dream wardrobe is just a few clicks away.

1. The block-heeled ankle boot

A favourite at Coachella, a pair of black ankle boots is the coolest way to ground a summer festival look. We love Alexander Wang’s signature Gabi style, complete with gilded plating and cut-out block heel. Look to Kendall Jenner and Jourdan Dunn for style inspiration and wear yours with flowing boho dresses and denim shorts.

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Work to play: add instant cool-girl glamour to any look with these classic boots

Alexander Wang Gabi leather ankle boots

2. The versatile maxi dress

A versatile maxi dress is an essential in every summer wardrobe, and this Isabel Marant style will work effortlessly at the beach or in the city. Accessorise with a floppy hat and espadrilles by the coast, swapping to studded leather sandals and a biker jacket back at home.

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Laid back look: achieve effortless style with a simple maxi dress

Reign linen and cotton-blen maxi dress

3. The super-comfy culottes

Elegant and comfortable, a pair of well-cut culottes will become the linchpin of your summer portfolio. This pair from Alexander McQueen makes an effortless partner to a crisp white shirt at the office or dressed down with a vintage tee and trainers at the weekend. Trust us – you’ll wonder why you waited so long to take the plunge.

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Trend driven: move seamlessly from work to play with just a change of shoes

MCQ Alexander McQueen embroidered jersey culottes

4. The day-to-night dress

Warm, summer weather calls for simple yet impactful pieces that you can wear from day to night. With a punchy print and easy silhouette, Diane von Furstenberg’s silk-satin shirt dress hits the mark pretty perfectly. Keep it office appropriate with a smart blazer, or style simply with bare legs and wedges for a lighter look.

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Investment piece: a well-fitted shirt dress packs a chic punch

Diane von Furstenberg belted printed silk-satin shirt dress

5. The sexy midi skirt

When your evening demands something a little sexier, a midi skirt will never fail to deliver. Maje’s pleated monochrome style oozes sophistication. For the full dolce vita effect, team it with an off-the-shoulder top and a scarlet pout – a look so timeless, you’re sure to find yourself coming back to it again and again.

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Classic stylings: opt for a midi for a silhouette that never goes out of fashion

Maje pleated striped ponte midi skirt

6. The reliably chic blazer

There’s always a time and a place for a tailored black blazer but this classic staple really comes into its own in the unpredictable British summer time. Take Iris & Ink’s double-breasted jacket – it makes a floaty boho dress feel smart enough for the office, and also comes in handy on chillier summer nights at weddings and parties. The modern way to wear it? Balanced nonchalantly atop your shoulders, Meghan Markle style.

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All weather: brave British summer evenings in style with a simple but stylish blazer

Iris & Ink double-breasted crepe blazer

7. The cool girl’s denim jacket

Trust Ganni – one of the most coveted contemporary labels of the moment – to make something as classic as a denim jacket feel totally fresh. From the exaggerated point collar to the retro white button front, it’s the detail that makes this mid-blue style feel special – and ultimately one you’ll want in your wardrobe for years to come. Wear it to make something ultra-girly, like a floral tea dress, feel like a much cooler proposition.

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Fresh feel: throw a denim jacket over a t-shirt or tea dress for effortless summer style

Ganni denim jacket

8. The 90s white trainer

The ultimate lo-fi essential, the white trainer has become a favourite of fashion editors and street style icons. We love the chic simplicity of this low-top pair from Iris & Ink, The Outnet’s covetable in-house label created to fill those wardrobe gaps between statement designer pieces. Wear yours to bring a youthful spin to trouser suits and summer skirts.

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Wardrobe essential: join the fashion elite by pairing bright white kicks with smart and casual outfits alike

Iris & Ink Georgie metallic-trimmed leather sneakers

9. The perfect blue jeans

The right pair of blue jeans can sometimes be hard to find, but once you do they’ll become the cornerstone of your wardrobe. Lucky for you, we’ve done the searching and found this high-rise style from Marc Jaocbs, which ticks all the right boxes. The straight leg style and ankle-grazing length are both comfortable and flattering.

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In the jeans: pair blue jeans with a white t-shirt or go ultra trendy and pair with a long dress

Marc Jacobs high-rise straight-leg jeans

10. The hard-working white shirt

No matter the season or decade, a simple white shirt never goes out of style. This one is ideal for pairing with culottes, a blue jean or patterned trouser. A good piece to pull out for those days when you just can’t decide on what to wear.

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Can’t go wrong: nothing says style like a crisp white shirt

Iris & Ink Lucille cotton-blend poplin shirt

Trend-led essentials

As the go-to destination for style-conscious shoppers, The Outnet stocks an unparalleled selection of designer products at irresistible prices.

From cosy cashmere jumpers and silk shirts, to skinny jeans and colour-block trousers, The Outnet provides stand-out designer looks for every occasion.

For more information and fashion advice, visit tgr.ph/theoutnet.


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Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

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