Summer Fashion Essentials

Trends shift and change each year, and this summer is no exception, bringing with it several prominent looks. Whatever your personal preferences, there is bound to be a look which you can tailor to suit your own sense of style. We’ve rounded up some essential pieces for this summer, from the huge range at New Look.



Bold colours, geometric shapes and repeat-pattern prints make up the Aztec look, which is inspired by patterns favoured by the centuries-old civilization. An item of clothing in a statement Aztec print is bound to get you noticed and makes an eye-catching basis for an outfit.

These burgundy Aztec print turn up shorts would make for a dapper outfit, when teamed with a washed-out tee and casual slip on shoes. However the British summer is unpredictable, so as a back-up a pair of washed black jeans are a great item to go with most other clothes.

If you want to channel the Aztec trend in a more subtle way, then look to accessories. This brown embossed Aztec belt has a fab leather-look and would look good against contrasting light denim.



Whether you’re a sports player or just a keen observer, look to the sportswear trend for summer essentials. This look is all about preppy polos, pale pastels and tailored blazers.

The UK is not always blessed with the warmest temperatures during the summer, so one vital piece you won’t do without is a jumper. New Look delivers with this cream V neck cricket jumper featuring contrast colour detail at the hem and neckline. The sports-influenced piece is 100% cotton, so you will keep warm without overheating.



Stripes are a recurring trend during summertime, whether you prefer classic monochrome or an edgier design. No summer wardrobe overhaul is complete without the obligatory new swim shorts. If you tan quickly why not show off bronzed skin on the beach in these white and pale blue striped swim shorts? The graduated stripe is a twist on the traditional style. Paler English skintypes can look washed out against lighter tones, so choose instead these striped swim shorts in a vivid range of blues.


Cool accessories

During summer, accessories are king: sunglasses to protect your eyes and a hat to shield off the sun are essential. Retro sunglasses are a stand-out statement and a fun addition to any look. These green camo print retro sunnies have a wide black frame, reminiscent of classic Ray Bans.

The straw trilby is another retro piece which has come back into fashion this summer. Not only will a straw trilby protect you from the sun, but it will prevent an unattractive sweaty head – the curse of the cap or beanie! Work two trends at once, with this batik Aztec trim straw trilby.



Denim of all colours looks great in summer, especially when teamed with plain tones like black or white. Jeans and denim shorts are the usual go-to items, so why not try something different and go for a denim shirt? This blue dip dye shirt features two tones, with a traditional blue denim fading into washed-out white. The bold piece deserves to be the main event in your look, so don’t overcomplicate things and keep other items simple. Wear with black jeans and black sunglasses to make this dip dye shirt really stand out.

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