Needin’ new for Summer? That’s where we come in. With the freshest trends for the hotter days, we’re bringin’ you this season’s must-haves.
With so many trends and only so many funds, it can be hard to narrow down your wish list to staple pieces you can’t see your summer through without. From head-turnin’ prints to statement slides, to co-ords so comf’ they take you from the sofa to the streets – as well as tonnes of casual options in-between. Peep below to see what’s made the summer essentials cut.
Dressing head-to-toe in one colour has its advantages. It’s simple yet statement, saves time in the morning and you can step out knowin’ that everything you’re reppin’ matches. But all-white? Yes! Street and sportswear in a white colourway looks fresh and clean…it’s time to pull out those dark colours in your ‘drobe and refresh for summer.
Get your print flex on-point with loud tees at JD. Just throw ’em on and go for those laid-back days in the sun. The humble tee has always been a blank canvas for a summer print, the busier the better right? The key to wearing pattern is to keep everything fairly simple – if you’re opting for retro tie-dye (the trending pattern of the season), frame it with low-key jeans or a shorts to make the print pop.
Trigger warning: if all you usually rep darker hues, introducing a flash of colour to your ‘drobe can lead to shortness of breath.
The trailblazer. The sweatshirt has always blurred the lines of sportswear and fashion. From the ‘80s hip-hop styles to preppy designs, it’s a must for your chill summer evenings. This comf’-wear goes with almost everything you own. As an easy mid-layer that you can half-hide under a light jacket, it’s an easy way to experiment with trending pastels or primary colours. And if loud tones don’t make you nervous in the first place, just lose the jacket and make a statement.
Thanks to Kanye, the co-ord has become the biggest poolside look of the summer. Bringin’ a versatile look that can be donned smart or slouchy, co-ords create a totally different look to your usual get-up and let you pull a ‘fit together effortlessly. Throw it back with Fila and go for a slightly looser fit, but avoid supersized as it could stray into PJ territory.
Swim shorts and slides are a no-brainer for summer garms. Whatever your plans for the hotter days, you’re bound to be in need of a swim shorts upgrade. Whether you prefer plain or printed styles, long line shorts or mega short-shorts, pair the up with a tee and slides and you’re summer ready. Both stylish and comfy under the sun, slides let you tackle city streets or head from the beach to dinner with ease.