When we think of summer, we naturally think of the sun, sea and sand. Of course, it's not sunshine and rainbows for the entire season, but there's no harm in playing pretend! With the launch of Ralph Lauren's Riviera collection, we've got the Mediterranean on our minds. Get into the glamorous spirit and recreate your own chic seaside wardrobe with these great looks.
A full-length dress combined with cut-out details screams sophistication. With Simplicity 1102, think soft pleats billowing in the warm air and bare shoulders catching the sun. For a relaxed daytime look, wear with a set of black oversized sunglasses, a pair of beaded drop earrings and classic wedges to match.
WEDGES: PRIMARK £14.00, EARRINGS: NEW LOOK, SUNGLASSES: VERY £12.00, BASKET BAG: NATIONAL TRUST £30.00
Loose-fitting shirts paired with cropped trousers make for a masculine-feminine look that oozes effortless style. Try Simplicity 8092 to create your own on-trend structured culottes and combine with Simplicity 1694 for a free-flowing, silky blouse. Style up with a hint of metallic or a pop of colour.
SANDALS: OLIVER BONAS £35.50, SUNGLAS SES: OLIVER BONAS £18.00, CROSSBODY BAG £32.00, MASCARA: MARKS & SPENCER £11.50
Create your own ocean waves with the rippling skirts of Simplicity 1201. This pull-on pattern has a choice of three lengths and different finishes, so you can create a range of elegant outfits for your Riviera wardrobe. Try coupling with a tanned belt, a nautical-inspired suitcase-style bag and classic striped tee for an understated, glamour-filled look.
BELT: NEXT £20.00, T-SHIRT: M&CO £18.00, BAG: ACCESSORIZE £32.00, WEDGES: GEORGE AT ASDA £16.00