Ride out heatwaves in style with key pieces from our spring summer 2022 collection

Unpredictable forecasts can turn maintaining a sense of style through hot weather into a challenge.

Tempting as it may be to cast off everything but the gauziest garments when temperatures rise, that’s not always an option.

But a few well-chosen pieces are the key to dressing for every summer scenario. Here, Alice shares her must-wear list.

A waistcoat

See: Jerry Denim Waistcoat

Dress up: Worn with lightweight matching pieces, like cotton denim, this waistcoat creates an office-to-party take on a comfortable tailored suit.

Dress down: Take on an all-day picnic or walk, wearing open over a long-sleeved dress or peasant blouse for a relaxed extra layer when the afternoon air cools.

Matching separates

See: Valerie Print Top and Skirt, Mabel Jacket and Trouser, Jerry Denim Jacket and Shorts

Dress up: In androgynous cuts and airy fabrics like embroidered cotton with broderie anglaise cutwork, co-ords create effortlessly put-together combinations to see you through a working week.

Dress down: Both pieces justify the space in your wardrobe. Throw on the bottoms over swimwear for an untraditional cover-up, and keep the top at hand for when the evening draws in.

A light cover-up

See: Farrah Kimono, Cateye Print Coat

Dress up: Stave off the chill on transseasonal days or add a statement-making pop of exuberant print to evening and workwear looks.

Dress down: Pack for weekends away to wear again in the morning for coffee and conversation, while your bath runs and before the day starts.

A strappy or short-sleeved dress

See: Valerie Strappy Dress, Liana Strappy Dress, Parish Midi Dress, Moon Midi Dress, Phlox Print Halterneck Dress

Dress up: An instant outfit, our bold printed dresses need no fussy finishing touches – just statement earrings. Perfect for packing light and low-maintenance dressing.

Dress down: With ankle strap sandals or slip-on mules, a summer dress can brighten up a BBQ or picnic while exuding a nostalgic, Bohemian air. Wear with a wide-brimmed sunhat and supersized shades.

A jumpsuit

See: Cateye Print Jumpsuit, Jerry Denim Jumpsuit

Dress up: A timelessly elegant warm-weather silhouette, make it smart with a red lip. Pair with a matching jacket or a breezy kimono for evening.

Dress down: A failsafe choice for flattering your shape while staying cool, wear with strappy sandals and air-dried waves.

A long-sleeved dress

See: Palmae Print Dress, Parish Sleeved Dress

Dress up: The perfect AM to PM piece, a diaphanous long-sleeved dress can be dressed up with heeled sandals and a switch of accessories.

Dress down: Carefree and breezy, throw on these irresistibly easy printed styles with your simplest shoe choice – or none at all.

Shop Dresses and Jumpsuits.