Key Fashion Pieces For Spring And SummerShorts this year seem to have taken a more formal turn. There are more tailored styles, suitable for smarter occasions as well as summer fun, available on the high street than ever before. There is also a bit of a cowboy/cowgirl trend going around, so denim shorts are also hot stuff this season.
It seems at last that the snow is subsiding and spring could be about to make its first full appearance of the year. With the weather showing signs of heating up, it's time to look to your wardrobe to make similar changes.
Before any real heat arrives, spring days can be brilliantly bright, so invest in a good pair of shades before all else. If you simply cannot choose between the many designs on offer, aviators are an all time classic option.
As for men's clothing, one essential purchase is the linen shirt. A classic buy. If you go for an easy to wear colour you'll be able to match it with everything to suit the occasion, whether it's smart or casual.
Summer dresses this year are all things feminine. Floaty cuts and extra frills, girly colours and ribbons and bows galore - if you want to give the look an edge team with thick black eyeliner and a chunky pair of black wedges.
Sandals and summer shoes are often a tricky one to play. It is useful to have one smart pair of sandals for special occasions in hot weather, and this goes for both men and women. When it comes to comfort, though, nothing beats a pair of Havanas.
Last but not least comes the summer hat. If you are going for the glam factor - the bigger the better.
Josef Kazan is a professional writer working freelance on fashion. New Look is a great high street brand for summer wear this year.