It's fair to say, this summer brings an air of excitement like no other, now that a season of socialising and celebrating lies ahead. Reigniting our love affair with fashion and in particular: the dress. Discover how four stylish friends of Hobbs are wearing their favourites (including styles on sale) to embrace every memory-making moment.
"I adore summer with its late sunny evenings and alfresco dining. There is nothing I enjoy more than dressing up in a bright, breezy dress and spending an afternoon with friends catching up with a glass of bubbles and watching the sunset. We have lots to look forward to this summer: a family wedding, a staycation on the north coast of Ireland and days out with my three beautiful boys. That's why I love this dress – the silky fabric, the flattering fit and the dreamy floral print – it's perfect for all kinds of occasions."
"I like the verve and the vivacity of summer. Every day it feels as if anything is possible; there is magic in the evenings and electricity in the mornings. This summer, I'm looking forward to punting in Oxford and picnicking with friends on pink champagne, strawberries and cream. Exuding an understated elegance, I can wear this polka dot dress on both occasions – and I plan on styling it for afternoon tea, open air concerts, polo matches and gallery outings too."
"For me, the best part about summer is getting outside and enjoying the warmer weather. More than ever before, I'm excited about picnics with friends, strolls in the park, pub garden drinks and opportunities to embrace life! This striped linen dress is my new go-to for walks around Battersea Park, followed by a quintessential Sunday roast at one of my favourite pubs in Chelsea, The Surprise. (Style points to me for matching the cute awning!)"
"Being able to go outside without a coat instantly makes me feel lighter in mood. There's an effortless air about summer, where all you need is a few pieces to look chic. I'm fortunate to have a garden, so I can't wait to wear this summer outfit to a garden party accompanied by some alfresco dining. Food always tastes better outdoors, and these wedge espadrilles are the perfect accompaniment to a floaty dress, as they won't sink into the grass."