Temperatures are rising but staying cool always feels like this season's biggest challenge. We've turned to our favourite ethical brands and environmentally conscious designers for 5 chic, breathable outfits and paired them with our favourite fine jewellery pieces.
1. THE CLASSIC WHITE SHIRT
A cool, cotton poplin shirt is the ultimate wardrobe staple and we love The Boyfriend White Poplin from With Nothing Underneath. Pair with the Nina Linen Shorts in Taupe from Arkitaip, and our Diamond Medallion necklace to make the most of that striking open neckline.
2. THE ANSWER TO ARCTIC OFFICE AIR-CON
Longer linen trousers can be perfect for offices that are cool while outside world remains hot, hot, hot! Another great linen pair from Arkitaip, these Clara Ruffled Linen Trousers look great with mules like this Miista Hedwig pair. Contrast feminine ruffled trousers with a graphic, cycling style jersey top from ELLISS - The Very Nice T made from GOTS certified organic cotton - and our elegant Trio Baguette Deco earrings.
3. THE STATEMENT DRESS
Our dream dress by Cecile Bahnsen takes pink and ruffles and makes them incredibly chic. It's voluminous, playful and as perfect for that presentation as it is for a picnic in the park. Balance the volume with our Chunky Knife Edge Bracelet and the Annie macramé sandals by Miista.
4. SUMMER MONOCHROME
This striking monochrome striped shirt by Tove Studio is the perfect way to wear black and white without it feeling too heavy for the summer. It's great for pairing with any existing neutral or monochrome pieces in your wardrobe, like this playfully embroidered Re-Ssōne Oak A Line Skirt. Understatedly chic, our Grey Uruz diamond hoops at a touch of everyday luxury to this outfit.
5. WHEN IN DOUBT, CO-ORD
For those unbearably sticky, dense days in London, the co-ord is our go-to. Rachel, ever the fan of business shorts, loves this Cornflower Blue Linen Coord combo by Fanfare. Everything down to the buttons has been considered to ensure this linen outfit is as environmentally friendly as possible. Pair with these divine Cawley Loafers and the small-but-mighty Chunky Knife Edge huggies for the ultimate business casual look.