We Just Assembled the Ultimate Heatwave Capsule Wardrobe

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If, like us, you've felt a gentle, nudging sense of wanderlust creeping in, it can only mean one thing: Summer is upon us. We're currently refining our summer wardrobes with the sunnier days and balmy evenings in mind, and more specifically, we're carefully planning what to pack for a well-earned trip. Scrolling through Instagram has given us a whole host of inspiration for where to go on our summer travels, but just as important as settling on the location is narrowing down an extensive wardrobe to a concise capsule of summer essentials. Thanks to NET-A-PORTER, the job just got a whole lot easier.

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Amongst the mix of well-established designers like Zimmermann and Stella McCartney are new brands like Caes and Deiji Studios, and we've searched through the newly updated drop of over 1000 items to bring you the ultimate holiday edit, with everything from sunglasses to swimwear to shorts to summer dresses. Scroll on to solve your wardrobe worries with a concise capsule of everything you'll need this season.

1. The Summer Dress

Light and airy dresses are synonymous with summer. This instant outfit not only keeps you cool, but it looks good while doing it. The archetypal summer dress is a mix of mood-boosting colour, breathable fabric, and a classic shape you'll want to want to wear time and time again. So consider these striking dresses worth the investment.

2. Keep-Cool Linen 

No summer wardrobe is complete without a selection of linen dresses, tops, shorts or trousers to mix and match in the heat. So stay cool with these textured pieces, which are designed with comfort in mind and guaranteed to rekindle a love for linen.

3. Sun-Seeking Shorts

Between striped, denim, cotton and lace options, there's a style of shorts for everyone to enjoy this bare-legged season. Whether you pair them with a chunky sandal on the beach or a strappy sandal in the city, now is the time to make the most of that free-spirited summer feeling.

4. Stand-Out Swimwear

Dive into a colourful edit of swimwear that looks good both in and out of the pool. Expect halterneck, triangle and bandeau bikinis as well as some one-piece swimsuits that we'd wear under wide-leg trousers or midi skirts to go straight from the pool to dinner.

5. Beach-Ready Accessories 

Whether you're at home or on holiday, no outfit is complete without the finishing touches: accessories. From oversized sunnies to the sandal brands to know about, these are the pieces to buy to elevate your summer look.

Remy Farrell
Fashion Editor

Remy Farrell is a London-based shopping editor with nearly 10 years of editorial experience covering fashion, beauty and lifestyle. After graduating with a journalism degree and working on the editorial and fashion teams for titles such as Grazia, Elle, Cosmopolitan and British Vogue, she moved into the luxury e-commerce sector, working as fashion assistant at TheOutnet.com styling for the social media channels and helping to develop the collections for the in-house brand Iris & Ink. After expanding an assisting and styling portfolio that includes shooting talent such as Gigi Hadid, Victoria Beckham and Miquita Oliver, she also branched out into beauty, creating tried-and-tested reviews and diverse beauty content.In her role as shopping editor at Who What Wear, Remy is interested in discovering new and exciting brands to share with the Who What Wear readership and particularly loves uncovering hidden gems at affordable prices to make shopping accessible to everyone.Born and raised in Sheffield, Yorkshire, Remy moved to London in 2014 and lives in the Docklands with her partner and pug Billie.