How to look easy, breezy in neutrals this summer
Mix natural fabrics and subdued hues for a look that's easy, breezy and chic, says Laura Townsend
IT'S everything you could want in a summer look: Neutral colours offering oodles of mix-and-match potential, and a laid-back style to take you comfortably from a day in the office to a rooftop terrace under the sun.
The 'au naturel' trend combines floaty, natural fabrics with soft silhouettes and a muted colour palette, so you can ooze sophistication, with minimal effort required.
Stripped back and fuss-free if you've been looking for a way to put a bit less effort into your wardrobe then perhaps this trend is just what you need.
The only rules? Stick to a pale palette of white, cream, grey, beige or khaki. Keep accessories minimal and when it comes to footwear, try styles in raffia or wicker, like a failsafe espadrille. Here's what you'll need to get started...
These easy-to-wear pieces in chalky colours can be endlessly mixed and matched, so anchor your 'au naturel' look around them.
Softened stripes nod to the nautical theme without going (ahem) overboard, while lightweight fabrics will keep you cool balmy summer nights - a minidress or jumpsuit is perfect whether you're packing for a beach trip or city getaway.
Finish off your look with tonal accessories – a straw bag and sandals are a must. For after-dark glam, tortoiseshell and gold jewellery adds a polished edge.