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Summer is here but remember you\'ll don\'t have to bare all to be cool. We\'ve picked our 20 favourite fashion buys for summer; follow our guidelines for grown-up summer dressing with up-to-the-minute style.
By Alyson Walsh
The printed skirt
summer,best buys,fashion,high street fashionWoman wearing a skirt and top from Laura Ashley
This may look like a pretty printed skirt and charming jersey cardigan but actually, it\'s a pair of multi-tasking separates that\'ll enhance any summer wardrobe.
summer,best buys,fashion,high street fashionModel on the catwalk wearing clothes from Cos
Have we told you about our favourite new shop? H&M\'s big sister Cos is a veritable temple of pared-down, grown-up fashion. You have been warned!
Cotton top, £29 and belt £6, Cos (020 7478 0400)
The classic safari jacket
summer,best buys,fashion,high street fashionModel wearing a safari jacket from Marks and Spencer
What better way to embrace the seventies revival, than the classic safari jacket. Great over a chiffon blouse and wide leg pants, then simply throw on some hot new accessories and step away the blue eye shadow, please.
Linen safari jacket, £49.50, linen trousers, £39.50 both 8-20, and waist belt, £29.50 all Per Una at Marks & Spencer www.marksandspencer.com
A scarf neck top
summer,best buys,fashion,high street fashionModel wearing a silk scarf top from Jaeger
A little seventies, a little smart and a whole lotta style.
summer,best buys,fashion,high street fashionModel wearing a polka dot dress from Phase Eight
For a ‘Sex and the City\' moment, or a summer wedding, we present the elegant chiffon dress. Our friends from New York would agree that sheer fabrics are an ideal way to cover-up and stay cool in summer, just be sure to invest in some flesh-coloured undies!
summer,best buys,fashion,high street fashionModel wearing a ruffle blouse from Principles
There comes a time when we have to say farewell to the skimpy vest top and embrace the grown-up ladies blouse. This doesn\'t mean we have to start dressing like Anne Widdicombe, a floaty sleeve can cleverly hide the top of a wobbly arm, and look stylish too.