British weather is just something to be amazed by, one minute it’s glorious with the sun shining and 28°C and then it’s back to the typical rain, clouds and back to our raincoats and full tracksuit. But hey! That’s just Britain for you and we gotta learn to love it unfortunately. The sun is starting to show its face much more now in July so for this article, we will go through some of the fashion trends to know about this summer so that when it does start to get hot, you’re already prepared.

Crop tops

Summer is all about keeping cool whilst also looking great. Crop tops are a staple summer item with the likes of Hermes, Dior, Louis Vuitton and Chanel all using them in their summer collection. They are versatile and come in a range of different colours and designs. Layer with a blazer for a tailored summer look. Other designs include printed bralettes which are also a huge trend right now which will look great on those summer days at the seaside. Like we said, crop tops are extremely versatile and we just love the fact that you can wear them in so many different ways. If you already haven’t got one in the back of your wardrobe, go check some out and see which styles are best for you.

Open Backs

One of the most popular and probably one of the sexiest trends to come out of 2021 is the open back garments. It’s summery, and if you are a little conscious over your waistline, this is a great opportunity to show off some skin. Two options that are great at the moment are the subtle looks which are more delicate and have bowling fabrics. The alternative is obviously going big and bold with straps. Either way looks great so it’s completely up to you which one to opt for, although maximalism is dominating over minimalism with today’s fashionistas.

Puffy Sleeves

The sleeves are back for another season and we couldn’t be happier. Puff sleeves have a voluminous look which complements an outfit perfectly. Opt for some statement trousers to lead the way like the likes of Alberta Ferretti. Alternatively, you can wear the puff sleeve midi dress where it offers a fresh look to a laid back style with the likes of Gabriella Hearst. They all look great, just be careful not to take the look away from the sleeve so don’t overdo it with extra frills and textures.

Pastel Colours

Pastels are everywhere at the moment and for good reason. They look absolutely stunning, especially on a beautiful summer day. Designers like Alberta Ferretti and Fendi are all about the colours of ice creams this season with sorbet and pastel colours being the perfect summer look. You can opt for a crop top and a pair of pastel trousers for a casual par look or you could opt for a simple pastel handbag. Either way, you prefer to use these colours, you can just experiment and see what is best for you.

As you can see, there is more to life than tracksuits and Gen-Z’s urban streetwear so have a look around your favourite stores and see what they offer. You might even surprise yourself with what you pick up.