It’s summer and, let’s face it, last year’s flip flops and dresses are beginning to look a bit tired. But what should you be adding to your wardrobe this summer?

Clare Watson, the founder of Bluewater’s personal stylists Miss Dress, has some top tips.

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Gingham is big this summer, with fashion designers such as Oscar de la Renta using the bold print in his collection. If you’re looking for a print with versatility, gingham is the one for you, taking your look from the desk to the dance floor.

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Forget leather, the new lux fabric of the moment is suede.

Investing in a suede biker-style jacket now is definitely worth it; as you will be getting plenty of wear out of it for the rest of the year.

Opt for something in sand, tan or chestnut to work with both your summer and winter wardrobes. Elegant and suitable for all ages, this is a timeless piece that every wardrobe needs.

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Florals are still blooming this summer in the form of giant bouquets of prints and colours to suit all ages. From dresses and jackets, to shoes and bags, florals are boldly in use this season.

Whether you decide on a bright and bold retro flower print, or go for a subtler print, florals look great from head to toe.

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Ted Baker




For a quick and easy wardrobe refresh, add citric brights and cool pastel shades for the ultimate wardrobe vamp up.

This pastel shade of peppermint is easy wearing for any age; a perfect wedding guest outfit or cocktail dress for dinner with the girls.

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Miss Selfridge




Looking for the perfect day bag for holiday excursions? Why not channel a Boho vibe and complete your look with this over the shoulder bag from Miss Selfridge? Chic and cheap, it’s just the right size for holding all of your holiday essentials - practical, yet on trend.

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French Connection




Planning the ultimate beach get away? Stay on trend with this 70s inspired cover up from French Connection.

Kaftan by day, top by night, it’s a piece you can throw over a bikini or pair with jeans and heels for an evening out.

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