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If you thought the summer was all about fun in the sun, think again. Getting your SPF protection right is a serious business, says Lee Holmes

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Style file: Cocktail hour costume jewellery

Say it loud and proud with colourful costume jewellery – the perfect final flourish for formal occasions

Model wears shorts £140, Jack Spade, 83 Brewer Street, London W1, 0207 734 4768

Style file: How to wear shorts to the office

There’s no need to be afraid of wearing shorts to the office - simply follow a few easy rules to ensure you don’t look like  Just William, says Rebecca Gonsalves

Peter Pilotto spring/summer 2014 by M.A.C

Style file: Reign in purple make-up

Lilac and lavender have become the make-up staples for the season, writes Holly Swayne

In at the deep end: Model wears suit £137

Style file: Make a splash in Wildfox swimwear

Itsy-bitsy teeny-weeny swimwear from Wildfox is perfect for getting in the party mood this summer,  says Rebecca Gonsalves

Match point: model wears Lacoste S/S 14

Wimbledon 2014: Get the game with fashionable tennis skirts

From Centre Court to the catwalk, the traditional tennis skirt serves a fashionable ace this season, says Natalie Rigg

Match point: Jil Sander spring/summer 2014

Style file: A fashionable set of separates

Summer’s flurry of formal events can mean a dented bank balance, but mixing and matching printed separates is the smart way to get more mileage out of outfits, says Holly Swayne

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Style file: Pack in the essentials

Don’t get caught out by baggage restrictions  this summer. Streamline your beauty bag with  a few holiday essentials, says Emma Akbareian

Style file: Pearls of wisdom

The gemstones have been liberated from twinsets as a host of designers put a punkish, youthful twist on the Home Counties classic, says Stephanie Hirschmiller

Fashion gets festive: S/S14 looks by Jonathan Saunders

Style file: In the mood for festival flavours

Glastonbury chic isn’t as naff as you’d think – and certainly doesn’t mean knackered denim, flip-flops, or going to a concert. You can enjoy it without a smudge of mud

A$AP Ferg wears T-shirt £50, shorts £60; both Astrid Andersen for Topman, topman.com

Style file: Danish designs giving Topman a sporting chance

Topman has newfound designs on your fit kit, writes Lee Holmes

Slick look: model wears Tommy Hilfiger spring/summer14

Style file: Make a bigger splash in Neoprene

Neoprene isn’t just for wetsuit-sporting beach bums and boogie boarders: the techy swimwear staple has made the  leap to futurist fashion favourite and  the spring catwalks are awash with it, writes Holly Swayne

Pierre Niney in ‘Yves Saint Laurent’

Style file: All about Yves

The label Saint Laurent is back in fashion with two films out this year highlighting their founder’s personal style and his enduring impact on the modern man’s wardrobe, says Alexander Fury

Onesies to watch: model wears Lanvin Spring/Summer 2014

Style file: Stay in Overall control in dungarees and jumpsuits

Forget their naff reputation, this season dungarees and  jumpsuits are a one-stop way to look stylish, says Rebecca Gonsalves

Junya Watanbe Spring/Summer 14

Style file: Let denim rip

The only way to wear your denim this spring is shredded, spliced and love-worn, writes Natalie Rigg

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Style file: (Bicester) Village People

Starting as a one-off experiment, the British Designers Collective boutique at Bicester Village has charted the rise of London’s young breed of fashion brands.  This year it celebrates  its fifth instalment with  new designers and an art tie-in, writes Alexander Fury

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