Time to Dress Up again: Some beautiful dresses available now to inspire your Summer dressing - Linen: this seaon's take on the timeless summer fabric - Cargo trousers: a great alternative to jeans for casual Spring/Summer dressing

Breeda O' Connell

Dress from Ganni

Time to Dress Up again - breathe new life into your Summer wardrobe by adding a dreamy new dress

There's something transformational about putting on a dress - even the simplest dress has the ability to make you feel like you've made an effort, and elevates your mood instantly.

With hope of getting out & about and actual socialising this summer, the concept of putting on a pretty new dress is altogether liberating & exciting! This season is all about ease & simplicity, so let you dress do the talking & pair with simple sandals & accessories.

Here is some inpso from Oasis to get you in the zone!

All dresses from Oasis

Linen: This season's take on the timeless summer fabric

Linen will always show up in several guises at this time of year - and with good reason: it's lightweight, it's breathable, it's versatile, and it always looks chic.

Classic linen seperates include blazers, tunics, and tailored or semi-tailores trousers & shorts - in neutral shades predominantly.

Or try a fresh take on linen with an infusion of soft brights, in more casual pieces like joggers, loose vests & sports shorts.

H&M have plenty of options to suit your own personal style & taste - here's a selection of my favourites:

Linen blend blazer from H&M

Linen joggers from H&M

Linen blend joggers from H&M

Linen blend vest from H&M

Linen blend tunic from H&M

Linen blend cropped trousers from H&M

Linen shorts from H&M

Cargo trousers: a great alternative to jeans for casual Spring/Summer dressing

Khaki cargo style trousers have been around since the 90's and come in & out of fashion.

They are most defintely back on trend, and are a great alternative to jeans for everyday elevated casual dressing.

They pair perfectly with your go-to staples, and look best with neutrals like white & black - think Jennifer Anniston in her white tank & tan belt combo, or black tank & black blazer combo - so simple & so chic.

The style you choose will depend of course on your own style & taste - personally I love tapered legs or elasticated ankles to keep the silhouette streamlined, keeping the look casual without looking sloppy.

Cargo trousers from H&M

Cargo joggers from Zara

Boyfriend cargo trousers from Zara