Summer Fashion - Loose Layers and Bold Hues

Hand-dyed beach wrap £45, straw shopper £55, hand-dyed leather sandals £89, St Ives stripe scarf £45

Hand-dyed beach wrap £45, straw shopper £55, hand-dyed leather sandals £89, St Ives stripe scarf £45, oversized bag £65 from Celtic & Co - Credit: Archant

Loose layers and bold hues are perfect for balmy days and nights, says Jane Ramsay

A striking jersey dress by Betty Barclay is anything but plain. Giant flowers in explosive shades of

A striking jersey dress by Betty Barclay is anything but plain. Giant flowers in explosive shades of red, pink and yellow are broken up by white stripes, £115 from The Old Post Office - Credit: Archant

This season it's all about synthetic pastels; shades of aqua, turquoise, vanilla and buttercup are d

This season it's all about synthetic pastels; shades of aqua, turquoise, vanilla and buttercup are defining the look at Luisa Cerano, jacket made of finely woven viscose, dress in camouflage jacquard by Luisa Cerano, price on request at Helen Sykes Fashions - Credit: Archant

Buttercup dress by Luisa Cerano from Helen Sykes Fashions

Buttercup dress by Luisa Cerano from Helen Sykes Fashions - Credit: Archant

Coral pink and black scarf by Luisa Cerano from Helen Sykes Fashions

Coral pink and black scarf by Luisa Cerano from Helen Sykes Fashions - Credit: Archant

A neutral pastel belt will tie your look together; belt by Luisa Cerano from Helen Sykes Fashions

A neutral pastel belt will tie your look together; belt by Luisa Cerano from Helen Sykes Fashions - Credit: Archant

An easy to wear maxi dress from Danish label Culture. Team with brightly coloured flip flops or wedg

An easy to wear maxi dress from Danish label Culture. Team with brightly coloured flip flops or wedges and an arm full of bangles, £60 from Kenzi - Credit: Archant

Pako Litto large loop, throw-over knit is a stylish summer accessory. Wear over a bikini or a vest t

Pako Litto large loop, throw-over knit is a stylish summer accessory. Wear over a bikini or a vest top for a cool layered look, £60 from Kenzi - Credit: Archant

Burras embroidered blouson; a beautifully embellished top with button-back keyhole detail and hand-e

Burras embroidered blouson; a beautifully embellished top with button-back keyhole detail and hand-embroidery. Crafted in India from pure cotton for the ultimate lightweight summer top, £67.50 from Celtic & Co - Credit: Archant

Pink and blue leather beach sandals £45 from Crew Clothing

Pink and blue leather beach sandals £45 from Crew Clothing - Credit: Archant

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