Crack open the Pimms, dig out that picnic blanket and get yourself outdoors because summer is finally here. Dressing for hot weather can be a little difficult at times, which is why we like to rely on a summer capsule wardrobe of dependable basics. We’re all about outfits that have an ease to them so we can get ready (and get outdoors) as quickly as possible. Forget complicated styling—we want separates that are interchangeable and have plenty of throw-on appeal. Enter French Connection‘s new summer collection.
If you want outfits you can throw together in minutes to meet friends at the pub or the park but still want to look incredibly stylish, you’ll want to browse through this new-in section. We’ve put together a capsule wardrobe of seven summer essentials from the brand’s new drop, which includes beautiful sundresses, the perfect pair of shorts and more.
It’s always helpful to see how you can actually style items together, and thankfully, influencers Liv Blankson and Francesca Saffari spent the afternoon taking these pieces for a spin in the London sun. They have hand-picked some amazing pieces, including a cute gingham matching set and a beautiful, white, broderie anglaise sundress. Below, Liv wears French Connection’s denim boyfriend shorts with a tank top, gold jewellery and a jumper thrown over her shoulders, and it’s the perfect outfit for a lazy Sunday afternoon.
Keep scrolling to see and shop the seven essentials we love for summer.