It’s hot, you’re bothered and the last thing you feel like doing is schlepping around the shops. Luckily, between us - us being the fashion team at Grazia - we’ve got something approaching an encyclopedic knowledge of what’s worth buying right now. But instead of suggesting what you might like, we thought we keep it simple and show you the things we’ve either been wearing all summer or would love, budget-permitting, to add to our baskets.
Charlotte Pavitt, junior fashion assistant
“If you’re like me and get clammy at a mere two degrees rise in temperature, but you also favour a longer hemline, then look no further than the kaftan-meets-midi – the only thing (other than my desk fan) that gets me through the summer months. Look for neutral tones in airy fabrics to have this hot-weather staple working hard come beach or Bakerloo Line.”
Sophie Henderson, shopping editor
"An oversized, semi-smart blouse has been my go-to for the UK’s unpredictable weather. From heavy trousers to summery shorts and skirts, it has go-with-everything appeal. I balance out my proportions by always styling with a French tuck (Hi Tan!) Slip half your shirt into your waistband and leave the rest loose to let in a cooling breeze."
Hannah Banks-Walker, fashion and beauty editor
"I’m a dresses person, forever and ever. When I saw Manoush’s tie-back summer top, however, I decided to make an exception. It is, without doubt, the sartorial equivalent of Berocca (fuchsia tassels! You can’t not smile) and is perfect for all the summer weather our UK climate has to throw at us. I’ve also recently bought another [excellent top from Rixo](https://www.rixo.co.uk/product/eloise-dusky-blue-daisy-dream/y-dream/), with puff sleeves (crucial) and surprisingly flattering shirring detail. I’ll go back to midis eventually. But not yet."
Lillian Sesiguzel, fashion assistant
"These sandals have been on my feet day and night this summer. They’re my go-to for work and for evening drinks, not to mention a great holiday staple. They're so comfortable and durable, with a great tread on them. I can't believe I just said 'tread'. Plus, the leopard adds a bit of spice to any ensemble."
Laura Jordan, fashion news and features director
"Birkenstocks. With Batsheva dresses. With trackpants. With socks. For the plane. For the office. For everywhere, really."
Natalie Hammond, fashion news and features editor
"I never did a gap year, but that hasn’t stopped me falling in love with the kind of jewellery that would suit a 21 year-old traveller to a tee. Anni Lu’s beaded choker, strung with a misshapen pearl, is the grown-up equivalent of your teenage holiday bracelet collection."