There’s no better time than the present to start your summer wardrobe refresh. It’s time to remove the excess layers, and bring pops of colours to your everyday outfit.

Whether it’s brightening up more formal looks for the office, stocking up on new essentials for your weekend getaways, or simply investing in new pieces, there’s no better time than the present.

Thankfully John Lewis and Partners have dropped the perfect selection of wardrobe essentials that will instantly elevate and accommodate your high summer looks. Take a browse through some key trends and essentials below.



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Florals and tropical prints don’t have to be exclusively reserved for the beach or during your summer travels. They can be incorporated effortlessly into your wardrobe, regardless of the climate.

When approaching this trend, sticking to a simple monochromatic colour palette is key.

Whether it’s cool tones of blue, or more vibrant shades of coral, the classic Hawaiian shirt can be a playful addition to any smart-casual summer dress code.


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For the most stylised look on the beach, the loose boxer short is hands down the most flattering fit.

Elevate the trend by dabbling in a range of retro prints and colours, ranging from painted striped to more playful flamingos. Selecting lighter shades are a quick way of making sure your summer tan and glow shine brighter and louder.


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Sharp bursts of citrus lemony yellows can be the perfect addition to any summer wardrobe.

Balance out the boldness with shades of khaki and forest greens to ground and finish the look.

You can elevate the trend further by experimenting with different textures and fabrics to add depth and edge to your everyday look.


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Once the heatwave drops in full swing it’s essential to stock up on key cotton pieces. Let the body and skin breathe in gentle, supple fabrics.

Thanks to John Lewis and Partners you don’t have to sacrifice style for comfort – you can have both.


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The classic Clubmaster’s and Wayfarer’s frames are simply summer essentials that should be in your every day bag everyday – after all you never know when the sun will make a late appearance.

John Lewis and Partners have the chicest options to rival any other brand. With classic coloured lenses and chic tortoise shell frames, these unisex styles will compliment and complete any summer look.


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When it comes to layering, you can never have enough high quality tees. Start with investing in minimalistic classics with stripes and American baseball detailing.

Then add flare with shackets, linen blazers or a trusted denim jacket. The effortless boy next door look has never been easier to achieve.


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Supple leather and wool are no longer reserved for the autumnal seasons, in fact they are the perfect arm candy for any summer look.

Whether it’s a new trusted backpack to store all your office or backpacking needs or a chic side saddle bag, there’s plenty of options to add the perfect final touch to your look on the go.

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