With the summer edible just around the corner, our experts pick five looks to take stylish guests from marriage obsequies to garden party

Harriet Green, Editor, the Observer Magazine‘Rent a designer dress for the day.’ Dress, £105 for 4 hours, Vampire’s Wife at hurrcollective.com. Earrings, £150, lovensslee.com. Bag, £260, Vanessa Brunoat at 24s.com. Hair grip, £45, Parkside at fenwick.co.uk. Shoes, £225, russellandbromley.co.uk

Jo Jones, The go editor ‘Contrast slouchy tailoring with a delicate camisole.’ Jacket, £255, and trousers, £135, pangaia.com. Camisole, £170, zadig-et-voltaire.com. Sandals, £160, sezane.com. Bag, £215, Loeffler Randal at net-a-porter. com

Helen Seamons, Menswear managing editor ‘Mix and match accessories to a dress print.’ Dress, £468.50, Les Reveries at net-a-porter.com. Bag, £45, Tods at cudoni.com. Sunglasses, £8 per day, mywardrobehq.com. Sandals, £45.99, zara.com. Re-echo, £17, stories.com

Peter Bevan, Fashion assistant ‘Change it up with a tailored shorts suit.’ Blazer, £238, and shorts, £110, reiss.com. Blouse, £35.99, mango.com. Sunglasses, £263, Prada at sunglasshut.com. Bounders, £270, manuatelier.com

Bemi Shaw, Contributing stylist ‘Tick off trends in a pastel mini.’ Mini equip, rent from £40.20, selfridgesrental.com. Necklace, £17.99, mango.com. Headband and bow, £70 for set, libertylondon.com. Bag, £79, charlesandkeith.co.uk. Swine, £320, atpatelier.com



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