Andrea's It-List: 6 versatile pieces that will get you through the summer season

Andrea Thompson: 6 versatile pieces
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The below is from editor-in-chief Andrea Thompson's weekly newsletter, Andrea's It-List. Subscribe here.

The British summer may be notoriously difficult to dress for, but since we’re enjoying a brief sunny spell, I thought why not round up a little warm weather dressing for this week’s It List.

I’m yet to book my holiday getaway, but that hasn’t stopped me investing in a few key summer staples versatile enough to take me from chic soirees in the city to balmy evenings at my favourite beach clubs with friends. From stylish sandals for any occasion to the ultimate light-as-a-feather linen and a classic basket tote, here are some of my favourite hard-working summer buys on sale now.



Marie Claire UK hair awards

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Each year for the Marie Claire UK Hair Awards, we set ourselves the task of finding the very best wash, styling, treatments and tools in the market. We do this alongside an incredible expert panel of judges and I have to say that with the high calibre of entries it gets harder and harder every year. Luckily, along with the MC beauty team, I get to test out loads of amazing products in the process and crown the winners. One of my favourites this year was the GHD Duet 2-in-1 Hot Air Styler. It’s perfect if you’re always styling your hair in a hurry as it allows you to expertly dry and style simultaneously. This was a life saver during fashion month.

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Editor in Chief

Andrea Thompson is Editor in Chief at Marie Claire UK and was named by We are the City as one of the UKs top 50 trailblazers for her work championing gender equality.

Andrea has worked as a senior journalist for a range of publications over her 20 year career including The Sunday Times, The Guardian, The Daily Mail, Channel 4, Glamour and Grazia. At Marie Claire UK, Andrea oversees content, strategy and campaigns across fashion, beauty and the brand's purpose pillars. Her weekly newsletter and column Andreas It List showcases her curated edit of the very best in fashion and beauty. Andrea is a keen advocate of women's empowerment, sustainability and diversity and is a regular speaker at events on these themes. She sits on the committee of the British Society of Magazine Editors where she acts as Vice Chair and looks after Diversity and Inclusion and regularly mentors young women from under represented communities trying to break into the media industry. Follow her on instagram at @andreacanwrite