Three step style: the hottest fashion for summer

The outfit guaranteed to make an occasion of any summer’s night...

The Ava Dress

It’s not always easy to do summer chic but this chiffon wonder strikes the perfect balance between flirt and formal. High-cut, nipped-in waist and that pre-raphaelite flower print will be key trends for the coming seasons too. Tick.
£159, Hobbs 101 Victoria Street, SW1E 5JH;

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Flat Satin Slingback Sandals

Opulent high-glamour flats? Sure, seems an oxymoron, but these satin slippers from Zara manage to check all those boxes in one stunning shoe. Perfect for post-dinner dancing without any of the usual aching soles.
£25.99, Zara 82 Victoria St SW1E 5JL;


Topito Earrings

Everyone loves an esoteric earring, and the sculptural design of this pair – part of a mixed set – from Mango will keep your neckline clean and simple, while adding some off-beat glamour to your look. We approve. Article image also by Mango.
£12.99, Mango 76 Victoria St, SW1E 6SQ;


Geometric print shirt

Historically, short sleeved shirts have had a bad press but this year they’ve well and truly taken over. This geometric print is understated enough to be cool, but interesting enough for an occasion.
£11, M&S Cardinal Place, Victoria Street, SW1E 5JE;

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Slim-fit Alex Jeans

Surely holiday time is the one week (or two, lucky thing), in the year where you can set aside your ‘strictly black or blue’ rule and embrace a pop of colour? These burnt orange numbers are colourful without being lary. After all, no one wants a lary jean. £25.99, Mango 76 Victoria St, London SW1E 6SQ;


Signature Collection Holdall

Eschewing bright colour but scoring big in the style stakes is this handy weekend bag from Hugo BOSS. Crafted in a versatile lightweight fabric with handy internal pockets and finished in classic Italian leather, it’s the ideal carry-on for weekend sojourns.

£500, 78 Victoria St, SW1E 6SQ;

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