There is something distinctly satisfying about throwing on two-piece outfits and looking instantly stylish. They’re quick and convenient, and with fewer layers, they’re perfect for the warmer weather. However, we often end up relying on our go-to items and re-wearing the same styles. Here’s some combination inspiration to give your two-pieces a shake-up for the summer.

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Lighten up

For ultimate comfort, wide-leg trousers are ideal. Thinner cotton, twill or linen are more breathable and lightweight for the summer. A light coloured blouse with peasant sleeves can give the outfit a little boho lift.

Cool in khaki

For a casual yet neatly put-together look, try khaki trousers with a simple white t-shirt. Most styles of khaki-coloured trousers, whether they’re tapered, chino, skinny or wide-leg, will complement the understated tee.

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Bringing back the 2000s trend

Back in the ’00s, dresses over jeans were a big deal that helped define the fashion era at the time. Many will be glad to know this trend is making a comeback, with the likes of Rihanna and Bella Hadid doing their bit to resuscitate it. Jeans are incredibly versatile, and pairing them with a dress will give you a distinctive look for this summer.

Pleat skirts

Match a pleated skirt for a feminine touch with a statement shirt. The sleeves can give extra coverage if temperatures dip, but you can wear it untucked and roll up the sleeves when the mercury rises.

Blazers and sweaters for coverage

Want a summery dress but need some coverage for back-up? Even a slip may seem a little risqué, but a sweater can be draped over the shoulders for a simple, chic look. Midi dresses are perfect partners for blazers or denim jackets this summer. You can feel good about treating yourself to a new midi, with a range of designs to choose from at the likes of www.axparis.com/collections/midi-dresses, as this combo is versatile enough to go with sandals, trainers or heels to suit the occasion.

Flower power

Florals are on trend for this summer, so consider floral tops and shirts paired with shorts for a fun-loving flavour.

Go graphic

Bold patterns scream happy summer vibes, so try a patterned skirt instead of jeans with your graphic tee to upscale the casual look.