Whether we’re seeing friends, family or going on a date in the summertime, we tend to stick to our favourite outfits. Especially when comfort is important in the heat. Here are three easy outfit ideas that make the most of this summer’s simple silhouettes and breezy fabrics.

1. Early evening drinks with friends

The essentials for an early drink with friends. This outfit not only diversifies your wardrobe but also epitomises comfort.

Zando top R549 ; H&M striped trousers R429; Espadril Espadrilles R800

2. A trip to a market on a sunny morning

Try the essential summer jumpsuit, worn with a pair of espadrille-inspired platform shoes and double-hoop earrings – perfect for daytime adventuring.

MANGO Dress R699 ; Superbalist shoes R399 ; Zando Earrings R69


3. A date at the movies

When the impossible movie-date outfit becomes possible. This outfit is the perfect balance between comfortable and flirty. Match a long-sleeve, striped shirt (because it’s always chilly in the cinema) with shorts. Pair with summery, orange espadrilles to add some colour.

H&M tTop R629 ; Forever New shorts R345 ; Espadril shoes R950 ; H&M earrings R149

Otherwise there’s always the good-old pjs and Netflix option.

Get a copy of our Jan/Feb issue to see the full ‘Cool for the summer’ fashion editorial.

Styled by Danielle Viljoen. All images shot by Niquita Bento

Hair and Make-up: Kelly Paitaki