The countdown to summer is finally on – which means it’s time to strip back those layers and chunky knits and add a burst of colour to your wardrobe.

Whether it’s shorts, tees or lightweight jackets, it’s time to colour it up – with pinks, oranges and vibrant greens all featuring heavily this season.

The timeless preppy look makes a return for that cool but stylish fresh image and there’s a fair selection of prints too – so mix it up to create your own vibrant summer style.

 

Blue Harbour jacket £45, Blue Harbour polo £14; M&S

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Green espadrilles £18, Red chinos £20, Pink polo shirt £16; all Next.

Straw hat £14, Shirt £30, Vest £6, Chinos £20, Espadrilles £18; all Next

 

Red Herring shirt £28, Tee £14; Debenhams

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Knit £65, Shirt £38, Tee £18, Chinos £35; Jacket £55, Tee £18, Shorts £32; Jacket £75, Shirt £40, Tee £18, Shorts £35, Shoes £65; all J Jeans by Jasper Conran, Debenhams.

 

Woven trilby £19.50, North Coast tee £17.50; M&S