At HFM we’re forever trying to help you save time when it comes to shopping and editing outfits, and we are big fans of a ‘capsule wardrobe’. One where you can mix and match separates and colours and, more importantly, get as much mileage out of your buys as possible. Luckily, Hobbs is on the same page when it comes to practical style solutions. Jill Wanless, Hello! Fashion Monthly’s editor picks her favourite versatile finds for summer…
Pack smart with coordinating multi-tasking buys
Click to shop the look: Kernow Jacket £179, Aubrey Sunglasses £65, Rachel Mule £129, Striped Sonya Breton £35, Lorna Skirt £99, Casey Dress £99
“This selection showcases pieces which can create eight or more looks that are perfect for summer-in-the-city dressing. A multitasking jacket and a striped Breton top that look great with indigo straight leg jeans and the perfect white cotton tie waisted shirt. Then add another big trend for this season into the mix: the polka dot. A silhouette-streamlining bold spotty pencil skirt or a flippy hem tunic that can be dressed up and down.”
A colour pop blazer can dress up skinny jeans and a simple shirt
“Blazers are a no-brainer for summer and can really elevate any outfit. This season, invest in this yellow one, it’s the hue of the moment. The Hobbs Kernow blazer in silk linen ticks all the boxes try going up a size for a slouchy fit as seen on all the catwalks.”
Click to shop the look: Kernow Jacket £179, Marianne Jeans £79, Zadie Shirt £89, Rachel Mule £129
This dress is the gift that keeps on giving
“Pair your capsule wardrobe with a suede wristlet, classic sliders or a block heel sandal, which sit perfectly with this flattering twist and tie waist dress and the separates.”
Click to shop the look: Twitchill Dress £129, Chelsea Wristlet £49, White Kali Sandal £139
Cool, contemporary and comfortable pieces that really float your boat.
“When you’re packing for a beach holiday, start with a flattening summer dress. This palm leaf print is super versatile, cool and flattering. Invest in a floppy straw hat - it's practical and glam at the same time, and finish off with a pair of classic tortoiseshell sunnies.”
Click to shop the look: Sophia Hat £45, Zoe Sunglasses, £65, Constance Breton £45, Twitchell Dress £129, Trina Wedge Sandal £89
Fun and fashion forward from beach to bar
“Choose from a retro fit-and-flare tie-waist dress or a versatile navy shell top, both in premium linen that will keep you cool in the day and warm at night. And these quirky navy shorts will jazz up a plain T-shirt or vest.”
Click to shop the look: Sorrento Dress £139, Ruby Flamingo Top £55, Nina Short £55, Trina Wedge Sandal, £89.
Choose key pieces that can be rolled up and mixed and matched
"Add some pure white denim - yes, it’s back folks! Luckily, this A-line skirt can be much more forgiving than jeans. A linen shirt (great over swimwear) and a throw-on tunic dress that will take you from poolside to party. And don’t forget comfy espadrilles for sightseeing, Hobbs is known for its great selection - we love these playful flamingo embroidered ones.”
Click to shop the look: Anna Tunic, £119, Bella Bikini Top £35, Sophia Hat £45, Aubrey Sunglasses £65, Flamingo Espadrille £59.
So whatever you have planned for summer don’t waste time schlepping round all the shops, just head to Hobbs!