Set from River Island, Opera Lane. Photos: Noir X Tone

Summer styling

There’s nothing I love more than styling a photoshoot. It’s the absolute best for getting me inspired and thinking about my own style.

It may still be a little chilly but styling a high summer fashion campaign will always get me plotting and planning for warmer days to come and thinking about what I'll be packing in my case for summer holidays.

From bright colours and prints to low key linens, I’m definitely going to be mixing it up and experimenting with some different styles while of course taking any opportunity to wear a striking co-ord.

I spotted the most beautiful silky pyjama style shirt and trousers in River Island and while it looks a bit meh on the hanger, once you put it on it is simply sublime.

Featuring shades of pink in an ombre style, this two piece is giving rich yacht owner in Miami and it’s a must to add statement pink beaded drop earrings to complete the look.

I’ve also seen a couple of sets on the high street with shorts instead of full-length trousers and when I go on holiday, I find these are the perfect items to bring along.

It’s small enough to pack in to hand luggage and so easy to dress up or down. You really don’t need much in the way of accessories and you just look very put together without having done very much.

Now if there’s one item that is absolutely huge this summer, it’s the waistcoat and this works perfectly with all the linen looks that are about at the moment. It’s more pared back than the brightly coloured set but looks just as glam and is perfect for all occasions from a night out to a casual lunch date.

Linen blend waistcoats look great when styled with jeans and a sling back for day and you can just pop a blazer or trench coat over the top.

If you want to make it a little bit dressier just wear with either a silky slip skirt or with a linen midi skirt or trousers.

New Look and H&M have a huge selection of linen blend looks including suiting which would be ideal for summer workwear. The colour palette for this look is generally quite neutral so you have lots of options for mixing and matching.

I styled a white waistcoat with a khaki green midi skirt and added tan flat sandals for office which look incredibly like the popular Hermes ones but for a fraction of the price. Give the look a little bit of an edge with some quirky earrings and your favourite pair of shades.

I also recently caved and bought myself a denim midi skirt and even though in the past I’ve never quite found the right style for me I’m optimistic this season I can make one work for me. I love the style, but I find sometimes footwear can be an issue for me personally with this type of skirt.

I don’t feel like I’m tall enough to wear the look with trainers, it’s never felt quite right when I’ve styled the two together, but I love the look on other people.

The same goes for ballet flats unfortunately so I’ll be styling mine with a little bit of a block heel. Preferably a leopard print heel and then styling with a white blouse and a cute little handbag.

It will be my go-to brunch date look.