Curated by those in the know, watch our expert guide to the best summer trends.
Mastering your style starts with knowing who you are – and how you want to feel. So, to help you discover your personal style, uncover modern wardrobe essentials and decipher this season’s trends, David Jones has enlisted the expert eyes of nine stylish industry insiders.
Welcome to Style Guide.
For this installation of Style Guide, we’re joined by editor-in-chief of JONES magazine, Philippa Moroney. From swimwear to summer dresses, she’s talking us through her key pieces for summer trends and the season ahead.
There’s nothing quite like summer in Australia. And for most of us, warm days are best spent by the beach or pool. When you can’t wait to make a splash, look for swimmers that are comfortable, stylish and offer protection from the harsh sun.
Swimwear feels instantly elevated with the addition of stylish cover-ups. Our pick for this season are multi-tasking sarongs by Seafolly. Wear around your waist from sand to surf, or as a halterneck top for beachside cocktails. Another great cover-up is a relaxed linen shirt by Trenery. Equal parts polished and relaxed, this handy piece works just as well over swimmers as it does styled back with chic pants.
The easiest summer dresses
A rotation of easy summer dresses makes dressing for any warm-weather occasion simple.
Structured silhouettes – think shirt-like collars and elongated sleeves – are a work-to-weekend staple. To make these feel more casual, simply unbutton the collar and add a pair of sunglasses.
Throw-on styles such as T-shirt dresses and kaftans by Jump and Ping Pong are breezy and ultra-comfortable, but vibrant hues and statement-making prints offer instant elevation. And nothing says summer quite like crisp whites. Wear as a floaty cover-up with a holds-everything straw bag during the day, or with an accent of gold jewellery for balmy evening celebrations.
Keep it coordinated
Make an impact in colourful co-ords this summer. Linen shorts and collared shirts by Sportscraft promise to be your multi-tasking wardrobe hero this season. Simply cuff the sleeves for weekday errands, and add a chunky platform sandal for dressier occasions.
And for a summer upgrade on skirt and shirt sets, look to Eb&Ive’s take on gingham. This playful print is perfect for afternoon picnics, beach cocktails and everything in between.
Let’s get physical
Stay on top of your workout regimen with Running Bare’s quality, breathable fabrications, designed for warm weather. And when sunny days call for outdoor exercise, clever design details – like hidden pockets – mean you can forgo a gym bag. Simply pair them with retro sneakers and white socks for an effortlessly cool summer trend workout style.
Or, go bold with signature prints and shades by P.E Nation. Channel the energy of the season in retro cheetah print with pops of pink, and feel your best from the studio to the street.
Day-to-dusk summer trends
Feel prepared for spontaneous summer soirées by equipping your wardrobe with an array of day-to-night dresses and coordinated sets by Reiss and Banana Republic.
Unique prints and on-trend silhouettes are sure to elevate simple pieces, making the transition from warm afternoon to balmy evening effortless. Layer on the accessories – gold jewellery, a cross-body bag and delicate sandals – to look and feel ready for any dressier occasion.
Shop Philippa’s favourite summer trends instore and online now.