There's a certain appeal of retreating to the comforts of the countryside. After all, an urban summer offers some sartorial challenges. Self-confessed city girl or not, these are four foolproof hot-weather looks to invest in now
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Looking for the perfect heat-friendly ensemble to wear to summer soirées? All while avoiding looking like you're about to take a trip to the beach? Follow our guide to assembling an effortless summer-in-the-city capsule.
From office-friendly linen to casual shorts and t-shirt pairings for daytime errands to feminine slip skirts for more formal affairs – we've got every situation covered. Think bright white Ganni slingback flats, Acne Studios' striped cotton and an Arket satin slip - below, we've compiled the best of city chic into four expertly curated looks:
For an office-friendly look
Simultaneously breathable, lightweight and smart, a linen three-piece makes for the ideal office look in summer - especially during those hot and humid days. Offering a tailored take on airy comfort, the oversized linen blazer by A Days March can be thrown over just about anything for a polish. Similarly, the "Taranto" buttoned vest by The Garment looks equally smart in meetings as when styled with casual jeans and Ganni leather slingbacks.
For running casual errands
This striped cotton shirt is emblematic of Acne Studio's impeccable yet airy design. Styled with Citizens of Humanity high-rise shorts, Ayede cream pumps and a By Malene Birger leather bag, this look is perfect for casual errands. Whether it be a "fika" with friends, a supermarket sweep or a walk in the park, this laid-back 'fit will be part of our regular wardrobe rotation.
For rooftop cocktails
A crop knit vest and a floor-length maxi skirt are a winning combination. Casual enough for a terrace-bound day drink, this floral blue vest by United Colours of Benetton is elevated yet effortless - especially when worn over a standout maxi like Staud's cotton blend Landry dress. Add a touch of abstract print with the "Santos Swan" Eytys trainers and finish with a subtle gold ring by Pernille Corydon. After all, the devil is in the details.
For easy versatility
Texture is always a great way to elevate your ensemble. Take this silky slip skirt by Arket or House of Dagmar's rattan slip-ins as proof. Add Bite Studios buttoned shirt and grab the chestnut suede tote by Little Liffner, and you're ready for practically any occasion.