These 3 Off-Duty Formulas Are Influencer-Approved and Beyond Easy to Create

Summer can bring out the best and worst in our dressing techniques. It’s a time where experimentation feels almost mandatory and your personal style can really jump up a notch in response. However, because the weather is so fickle, putting on a summery outfit when it's sunny out can be a gamble, as one can also potentially leave the house and spend the rest of the day regretting a jumper/no jacket/lost umbrella and so on.

So in order to save you both seconds and face when it comes to creating your weekend/off-duty wardrobe over the next few months, we trawled through the latest summer outfit offerings (courtesy of influencers) to generate a reliable edit of three looks you can rely on this season. There’s one for the pared-back people out there, one for those who can’t give up their dresses and one for picnic-goers who get chilly after 6 p.m. at the park. Keep reading to see how your brunch/gallery visits/Saturday night shenanigans will look a whole heap cooler and easier below.

Wide-Leg Jeans + Tailoring + Pumps

Style Notes: A new wave of denim lovers have been seen swapping the usual skinnies or "mom" jeans for something a little wider of late. Kicky, ankle-swinging jumbo culottes have been on their radar instead. A little breezier during spring or summer, perhaps, or just a natural about-turn when slimmer silhouettes have been in favour for so long. We noticed this crew are smartening up the retro cut with tailoring (either with a blazer or trench, depending on your local forecast), midi-heel pumps and a plain tee. Throw in a statement bag and you have your new casual go-to all wrapped up.


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Alexis Foreman in the coolest wide jeans we’ve ever seen.


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Elsy’s pink pumps look so sweet with her shoe-grazing jeans.

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Slip Dress + Jacket of Your Choice + Flats

Style Notes: Wearing a little floral slip outside of your Corfu hols can feel a little daunting, but a few stylish ladies we’ve noticed have been putting them to use in the city with the simple dressing down of a chilled jacket (no tailoring here—think cargo or biker) and flats. Whether you opt for skate sneaks like Vanessa Hong or slides like Lizzy Hadfield makes no difference, the basic redaction of heels works magic.


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Vanessa Hong’s choice of Vans shows this skate brand is still going strong.


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Lizzy’s short hemline looks far less daunting with an oversize jacket involved.

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Related: 14 Under-£100 New-Season Pieces That Make Up My 2024 Capsule Wardrobe


Style Notes: Boho style in 2018 is more about natural fabrics, raw hems, handwoven this and locally crafted that—it’s straw bags and raffia hats, collectable jewellery and sustainable brands. So it makes sense that there’s a pared-back movement toward basic, neutral-coloured dresses being worn with equally humble accessories. Have a wardrobe full of these easy pieces and you’ll never be stuck for something to wear (and feel rather artsy in).


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This chic, understated ensemble from Oroma is the perfect hot-weather option.


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Oumayma's straw hat is worn to 2018 perfection (complete with a ribbon necktie, of course).

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Time to book that brunch spot…

Hannah Almassi
Editor in Chief

Hannah Almassi is the Editor in Chief of Who What Wear UK. Hannah has been part of the the Who What Wear brand since 2015, when she was headhunted to launch the UK sister site and social channels, implement a localised content strategy and build out the editorial team. She joined following a seven-year tenure at Grazia magazine, where she led front-of-book news, fashion features and shopping specials as fashion news and features editor. With experience in both print and digital across fashion and beauty, Hannah has over 16 years in the field as a journalist, editor, content strategist and brand consultant. Hannah has interviewed industry heavyweights such as designers including Marc Jacobs and Jonathan Anderson through to arbiters of taste including Katie Grand and Anna Dello Russo. A skilled moderator and lecturer specialising in the shift to digital media and e-commerce, Hannah’s opinion and work has been sought by the likes of CNBC, BBC, The Sunday Times Style, The Times, The Telegraph and, among many others. Hannah is often called upon for her take on trends, becoming known as a person with their finger of the pulse of what’s happening in the fashion space for stylish Brits. Hannah currently resides in Eastbourne with her photographer husband, incredibly busy son and highly Instagrammable cat.