The weather has not been the best this summer in the UK, but with the heatwave set to bring a bit of sun and hot temperatures to our shores we thought it would be a good idea to put together some of our hot weather essentials. From summery dresses to our favourite accessories, here are what we’re wearing to prepare for this weekend’s heatwave.
To shield ourselves from the hot sun this weekend, our go-to accessory will be a hat. From caps to straw hats to bucket hat, it's important to keep your head protected from those sunny rays and keep cool in the heat. Hats are also a great way to finish off an outfit with a bit of extra colour and detail. Add a pop of pink to your summer outfit with the GANNI Recycled Tech Hat.
We love a cute co-ord set for a warm weather look and Selected Femme has got a great set that won't break the bank. The shorts have a long fit that hits just above the knee and the top has a cropped flowy fit that creates a flattering silhouette. You cannot go wrong with this sweet floral set no matter what the occasion.
When it comes to our footwear choices, heatwaves are definitely when we have to break out our favourite sandals. From slides and flip flops to strappy sandals, find a comfortable pair that works with a lot of different looks. The Ganni chunky sandals in a gorgeous Kalamata green are a great option to keep your feet comfortable in style.
Of course we cannot forget about some fun sunglasses to shield our eyes from the sun. Classic aviators are our current favourite style. Add a Mishky glasses strap for a bit of added colour and to keep your sunglasses safe on your neck.
Sundresses are another obvious go-to outfit. They are easy to throw on to look instantly elegant and stay cool in the sun. We have a variety of dresses to choose from for this heatwave. Opt for a printed midi dress from Rails to add a pop of colour to your sunny day or go for a simpler look with a Velvet mini dress.
Last but not least, if you're heading out to spend a day at the beach or having a picnic at the park, a tote bag is a great option to pack all of your essentials for a day out in the sun. The Anya Hindmarch Household tote has a lot of room for all your items and even has a very fitting 'Beach' graphic to fit the theme of the day.