Getting ready for your summer holiday is never as much fun as when you start packing. Whether you’re going away this summer or just have a flurry of parties and picnics to go to, choosing the perfect summer evening outfit can be a little tricky. If you’re off to a sun-drenched island, then space is at a premium and you’ll need to pack sensibly; if you’re staying in Blighty, then you’ll need something that won’t get ruined if there’s a freak rain shower!
Casual events require casual outfits, but there’s more to summer wear than a t-shirt and jeans. A simple, easy-to-wear dress or jumpsuit is a fantastic alternative, and can quickly be dressed up or down with different accessories. Jersey dresses are great for holiday packing too, as they can be rolled up small and still don’t crease. The South Pull-On Strapless Dresses (2 pack) come in a huge range of colours and are perfect for showing off a golden tan when paired with sparkling jewellery and simple sandals; we love the multi-coloured print and sunshine yellow pack.
The Love Label Aztec Bandeau Dress in stylish black and white is a great summer evening choice – throw on a tailored blazer and black wedges for a simple but effective party outfit. The South Racer Back Maxi Dress is also a great holiday staple, as it makes a lovely beach dress as well as something to hit the bars with after the sun’s gone down. Back at home, team the multi-coloured floral dress with ankle boots and a denim jacket for casual but gorgeous style.
If you’re more of a trousers girl, then opt for a pair of flowing palazzo-type pants; not only will they keep you cool in hot weather, but they’re incredibly flattering as they skim your curves and appear to lengthen your legs. The South Crinkle Wide Leg Trousers are available in range of versatile colours and have a pretty crinkle effect to the fabric. Pair black wide leg trousers with a glamorous top, like the South Deco Embellished Vest Top in summery tones of dull gold, turquoise and white.
Those of you who are a little more fashion-forward want to be just as stylish on those summer nights as you are the rest of the time – of course! Why not take a pick from our Love Label collection, a brand designed specifically for fashionistas? We love the Love Label Dipped Hem Skirt in a pretty off-white, as it’s bang on trend for this season’s sports-luxe look. Pair with killer heels and a simple top, like the South Ovoid Metallic Hem Top, that has just a hint of glitter thanks to the gold trim.
Whatever your style and wherever you’re going this summer, make sure you keep it fabulous and flattering with a little help from Littlewoods!