White hot: How to wear summer’s coolest colour

It’s the lightest and brightest on a sunny summer’s day

There’s something intrinsically summery about putting on a freshly laundered white shirt on a July day. We like Swedish brand’s Asket’s 100% traceable style (£110), Everlane’s boxy Oxford style (£85) and All Saints’ linen button-up (3, below). Nicola Coughlan’s Simone Rocha shirt dress (below) is a cool update on the white shirt. Get the look with Palmer/Harding’s pleat trimmed or belted statement shirts from The Outnet (£180).

It’s not just shirts in the spotlight either. Relaxed trouser suits were spotted on the runway at Hermès and Valentino. Check out H&M’s version (2, below), which is perfect styled with white trainers. Whether you choose to wear it head-to-toe or in wide-leg trousers, shorts, or this season’s runway hero, the white tank top – which dominated the shows from Prada to Bottega Veneta, (available on the high street in organic cotton, (£15), from Arket), – at least one of these items should feature in your summer wardrobe.

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