Summer fashion, sorted. Get to grips with this season's best trends and stock up your high summer wardrobe ahead of time.
Welcome to your summer fashion 2014 bible, introducing the best new season trends for holidays, festivals and special occasions.
Bohemian makes a return this summer, meaning aztec prints, maxi dresses and fringed details are all back on the fashion agenda. Give summer an eclectic twist, with easy silhouettes – as seen at Armani and Donna Karan SS14 – and choose earthy, ikat prints to add edge.
Most importantly for your high summer look though, sample the white out trend where everyone from J.Crew to Karen Millen are sharing tailored pieces in cool white shades – perfect for your high summer workwear wardrobe. Now just add a holiday bronze.
Sample the summer’s hottest trends, and check out our edit of 2014’s hottest fashion essentials…
Layer this festival-ready summer jacket over a clean white dress and you can work your high summer look into any weekend.
Aztec patterns get a swift SS14 update with some bold shots of neon this year. Mara Hoffman’s Printed Modal Jumpsuit is a ready made outfit.
Jessica Alba is just one celeb known to favour Ancient Greek’s 2014 sandal styles. We’ll be wearing the criss cross style in white,
The loose-fitting Filippa K Selina Kaftan Dress will help create your ultimate summer silhouette. Perfect for special occasions at home as well as poolside cocktails away.
We’re a little bit obsessed with fruity prints this summer and the Mother of Pearl Bistra Printed Dress is a fabulous way to get your fix.
Though this season’s summer shoe styles may be chunkier and, well, Birkenstocks, you can still add a glamorous touch with SS14’s embellished styles.
Go bold in Topshop’s Textured Midi Skirt in a fabulous sunset orange.
If, like us, you’re obsessing over statement Tees, the Topshop x Ashish collection is one to check out, especially these cheeky ‘Hi my name is…’ tops.
No summer fashion ensemble is complete without a big-rim hat in 2014. We particularly like Gucci’s thick ribbon beach hat.
H&M’s gold finish jacket makes the perfect accompaniment to high summer’s bright white pieces.
Wide legged trousers are a perfect summer alternative to the previous season’s tailored styles. The Zara Palzzo Pants are still smart enough for work, with a pair of stilettos.
Miu Miu show us how to do sunglasses in 2014. This cut away pair echo the key trends of the ready-to-wear collections.
Choose a laidback dress style from Cos this summer. The babydoll shapes are particularly well-suited to picnics and lazy walks in the park.
Mules have officially made their way back into our hearts. Especially in a bronze metallic finish, like these Zara High Heels.
Head to toe aztec is the summer look to channel in 2014. This Uzma Bozai Kantha Dress is ultra-glamorous.
Perforated prints are a popular way to make the white out trend look even hotter this summer. Team this Karen Millen Tote with sunset colours.
Sample the popular summer brights with Koku’s tropical clutch bag from Net-a-Porter.
The only other thing you need for this J.Crew Collection Ruffled Mini Dress is a perfect holiday-ready glow (oh, and a pair of poolsliders).
Seafolly’s zig zag patterns are certainly making a wave on the style scene. Whether you go cool monochrome or high summer neon, this Mod Club bikini is a perfect poolside pick.
Karen Millen’s Flippy Summer Dress features an on-trend drop hem. This is the summer dress style you need to be sporting.
Nicholas Kirkwood gives espadrilles a high summer makeover in this colourful patterned design.
Give your workwear wardrobe a pop of pastel this summer, with Cos’ Skirt With Draped Pockets.
Team Oasis’ Stripe Midi Skirt with a plain white tee to let the nautical look speak volumes.
As far as headwear goes, the catwalks taught us to be brave in 2014. Swap your floral garland for a Moschino-inspired crown, and instead of a fashion hat, think fashion headband like this Maison Michel Lace Rabbit piece.
Team this Zara Frilly Tube Top with a pair of high waisted mom jeans and you have yourself the ultimate weekend ensemble.
One way to make an impact with your summer dress is to wear the monochrome trend. Create a bold contrast with a busy pattern like Reiss’s Ottoline Feather Dress.
Bag a pair of summer sandals with a little bit of sass this summer. Sophia Webster’s Blake Shoes would be great with a pair of ripped boyfriend jeans during the summer months.
Clear perspex clutches are this season’s accessories essential. Try yours in a bright colour like BCBG Max Azria’s Perforated Clutch.
Mix block colours with ditsy florals this season to take the edge off a girlie SS14 theme.
The ultimate smart alternative to a pair of work trousers, Whistles’ Adrianne Bermuda Shorts can still look office-ready with a tailored blazer.
Swap your day dresses for a summer-loving jumpsuit this season. The Dorothy Perkins Printed Jumpsuit makes a glamorous alternative with heels.
Slides are essential for SS14 styling and we’ve fallen head over heels for this Chloe Embellished Neoprene pair.
Seafolly have your summer beach bag sussed. The Harmony Tote will keep all of your essentials in style.
The Whistles Tiger Print Culottes add the edge to summer dressing. Formal with their structured shape, but playful with their tiger design.
We’re right back to obsessing over cat eye sunglasses this season. Experiment with your Audrey Hepburn look in Miss Selfridge’s Gem Cat Eye pair.
New Look’s Chevron Beaded Kimono combines sparkle detail with fringing for a glamorous summer festival layer.
Loose, cool and jet set-inspired, hareem pants are a popular choice for the summer months. This year we’ll be wearing ours with a slight sheen finish.
Sunglasses styles feature a touch of novelty styling for summer 2014. Think 3D florals, cat eye designs and bold patterns.
Get your tassel fix this summer because you’ll be seeing fringing everywhere. The Asos Suede Backpack couldn’t be a better fit for a festival in 2014.
That’s the mantra to work with this summer. Work a slogan sweater with a high summer vibe into your repertoire.
A pop of pastel like this Topshop Mint Pleat Shorts and a soft touch to your summer wardrobe.
Bold botanics are one way to ensure you get noticed this summer. Echo the high fashion catwalk designs in this high street print from River Island.
Patterned trousers have a strong presence in summer 2014, and we know we won’t be taking off our Cos Printed Cotton Trousers.
Try retro poolside styling with the Cleo by Panache Jecca Bikini, which features high waisted bikini bottoms with a patterned bralet.
Topshop’s Floral Frill Shorts make a great occasion option if you wear them with a navy oversized blazer.
Add a kooky accessory to your repertoire this summer. The New Look Fruit Clutch is our top high street pick.
Flats have never been a stronger theme in our summer wardrobes. With every style from loafers to pumps hitting the shelves, it’s hard to find the perfect fit for summer dresses (but the Sophia Webster Nina Flats just pip it for us).
Slip a block colour shift dress into your officewear wardrobe during the summer months. Whistles have this gorgeous hot pink Franki number.
2014 is the best time to reignite your love for paisley prints. From festival to beach, this M&S Maxi will be your summer style saviour.
Choose a sleeveless top with a panel of summer-ready mint green to step into summer with style.