5 summer styles to look out for

From sheer fabrics to relaxed linens, here are the top trends to look out for this summer

1. DOUBLE DENIM 

Always a safe bet is the recurring and reliable double denim, also known as the Canadian tuxedo. The new way of wearing double denim is pairing a waistcoat with wide leg jeans or midi skirts. This summer, each high street fashion retailer is offering its own interpretation of double denim styles. Denim waistcoats are available from retailers including Zara, Next, ASOS and H&M.

2. SHEER 

Perfect for layering or making a modest statement is the introduction of sheer fabrics to our SS24 wardrobes. Digital Editor for Time Out Dubai, Emilie Hill, says: “Be it via shirting or outerwear, this makes a great segway into spring without reaching for the florals”. Sheer fabrics are perfect for layering over items we may already have in our existing wardrobes and offer a soft alternative to typical spring summer styles such as denim. Hill says: “As someone who dresses on the more modest side, this helps those in favour of the same approach to show slightly more skin than usual, through a luxe material, like organza for example, which is readily available on the high street.” 

3. COWBOY 

A trend that always loves to reappear right in time for festival season is the cool cowboy aesthetic, including cow print, denim, and accessories such as hats and boots. Retail manager, Caitlin Griggs, says: “I think everyone is going to finally start wearing some colour and accessorise with bulky jewellery – of course cowboy is here to stay”. The trend was spotted on AW24 catwalks such as Louis Vuitton, so it is sure to be a wardrobe staple. 

Linen at H&M. Image courtesy Morgan Haggerty.

4. PYJAMA-STYLE LINEN 

Combining relaxed loungewear with beachy style cover ups leaves us with pyjama-style fit linens. Something that’s being seen more frequently and can be dressed up or down. Retail manager, Amy Chadwick, says: “There is something about linen trousers I just love, I have a number of pairs in different colours and just find them so easy to wear”. Proving how easy they are to style, she says: “I’ve styled them with jumpers when it’s been colder and will wear them with tank tops again as the weather warms up, they’re so versatile”. 

5. MOB WIFE AESTHETIC 

Inspired by TV and film such as The Sopranos and The Godfather, this trend embodies attitude and confidence. This aesthetic revolves around animal print, moody deep reds, and leather. It can be styled in both a grungy or girly look and works well either way. Its contrasting textures and colours are perfect for this time of year as we transition from winter to SS24. Accessorised with fur and chunky jewellery, it’s the ideal trend for using what we may already have in our wardrobes from previous seasons. 

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