When everyone’s talking about autumn/winter trends, it can start to feel like the wrong time of year to still shop for sunny-weather staples, but savvy girls will know that the smartest time to trawl the digital rails is, in fact, right now. Why? There are tons of midseason sales on, meaning plenty of summer bargains still to be had; plus, some of our favourite brands have been dropping some seriously covetable collections into stores over the past few weeks (Zara, Topshop and HM) that have all the makings of a cool wardrobe that will take you right through to the next season (and then into next summer again—cash back). Alongside those hero pieces, there are a few new-season investment buys that we predict will look every bit as chic right now as they will later with chunky knits and ankle boots.
From printed day dresses to perspex sunnies and embroidered kaftans, there are plenty of fresh additions in our edit to boost your wardrobe (and your mood). There’s really never been a better time to shop.
Click through for our roundup of the best summer pieces to buy now.