Summer has finally arrived! We’re stowing away the knitwear and swapping our boots for sandals, but the sun brings a whole new set of wardrobe dilemmas with it.

What with summer weddings, days out at the races and garden parties in the calendar, we need a few key pieces of occasion-wear to see us through the season. Whether your style is bold, quirky or classic, we’ve pulled together some of our favourite picks from the wide selection of summer staples you can find in Shrewsbury.

Fun Florals

Heidi Print Hanky Hem Dress, Monsoon, £99Mela White Rose Print Belted Skater, New Look, £30Jersey Crêpe Dress, H&M, £24.99
  1. Heidi Print Hanky Hem Dress, Monsoon, £99
  2. Mela White Rose Print Belted Skater, New Look, £30
  3. Jersey Crêpe Dress, H&M, £24.99

Florals are an easy way to inject a little colour into your wardrobe, as well as keeping things fresh and light. Every brand will put its own stamp on the summer dress, but if you don’t feel like braving a pastel hue, you can mix it up with this black H&M wrap dress.

Royal Reds

Caroline Wrap Dress, Monsoon, £129Olwen Ombre Maxi Dress, Monsoon, £179Broderie Fit and Flare Dress, Laura Ashley, £95
  1. Caroline Wrap Dress, Monsoon, £129
  2. Olwen Ombre Maxi Dress, Monsoon, £179
  3. Broderie Fit and Flare Dress, Laura Ashley, £95

Red is the colour this summer! From soft scarlet to bold crimson, there’s a shade for every occasion. We especially love this ombre maxi by Monsoon; pair it with metallic accessories for a Greek goddess inspired look.

Lovely Lace

Madison Strappy Lace Dress, Monsoon, £159Mela Grey Lace Flared Sleeve Dress, New Look, £28Rose V-Neck Lace Dress, Roman, £25
  1. Madison Strappy Lace Dress, Monsoon, £159
  2. Mela Grey Lace Flared Sleeve Dress, New Look, £28
  3. Rose V-Neck Lace Dress, Roman, £25

Lace is the most versatile fabric for summer- it works for kaftans and cover-ups, and formal wear too! Feel super feminine in sky blue, subtle silver or pretty pink.

Accessories

Light Grey Suede Sling-backs, H&M, £39.99Rose Gold Metallic T-Bar Gladiator Block Heels, New Look, £25.99Black Satin Sandals, H&M, £24.99Silver Coloured Small Shoulder Bag, H&M, £8.99Nude Contrast High Shine Front Clutch, New Look, £15.99Black Pom-Pom Trim Envelope Clutch, New Look, £15.99
  1. Light Grey Suede Sling-backs, H&M, £39.99
  2. Rose Gold Metallic T-Bar Gladiator Block Heels, New Look, £25.99
  3. Black Satin Sandals, H&M, £24.99
  4. Silver Coloured Small Shoulder Bag, H&M, £8.99
  5. Nude Contrast High Shine Front Clutch, New Look, £15.99
  6. Black Pom-Pom Trim Envelope Clutch, New Look, £15.99

Summer events can involve a lot of standing, so the mid-heel is a favourite this year. A soft material like satin or suede will keep you comfy all day, plus sandals and sling-backs are super breathable, so you’ll stay cool.

No summer outfit is complete without a statement handbag; these cute clutches have room for your wedding essentials (confetti, gum, lippy) but they won’t hold you back on the dancefloor…