PAUL SMITH SS15 COLLECTION
No longer a beach staple, shorts are now to go-to garment for city slickers looking for a sharp summer alternative to trousers.
Float through summer in loose-fitting, light-weight shirts, pyjama-soft shorts and slides.
Clockwise from top left: Cotton blend shorts, £455, Paul Smith; Rachel Comey cotton poplin Zanzibar shirt, £235, Matches Fashion; Sporty slide sandals, £18, Marks & Spencer; Loewe east west shopper bag, £990, Selfridges
Laser-cutting or embroidery makes for a feminine point of interest on pale outfits, while a fun clutch will have heads turning.
Clockwise from top left: Chloé laser-cut detail shorts, £600, Matches Fashion; Obel blazer, £198, AllSaints; Bond heels, £250, Kurt Geiger London; Edie Parker Jean Diagonals box clutch, £1,095, Matches Fashion
Take knee-length pairs to the office with the aid of a crisp blazer, block-heeled sandals and sleek document pouch.
Clockwise from top left: Cotton chambray Regent blazer, £168, J.Crew; React block sandals, £58, Topshop; Cotton dove long short, £49, Mint Velvet; Leather large envelope pouch, £350, Smythson
Adopt a khaki colour scheme for an on-the-go holiday look with roomy separates, practical sandals and shades.
Clockwise from top left: Cotton tropical palm shirt, £32, Warehouse; Linen shorts, £80,Jaeger; Benjamin sunglasses, £89, Ace & Tate; Renee Ice sandals, £50, Clarks