The Versatile Summer Collection We’re Mixing And Matching All Season Long

From multi-purpose swimwear to the chicest transitional dresses

By Marie Lodi
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Whether you’re hitting up a pool party or booking a long-awaited beachside vacation this summer, there are about to be plenty of reasons to get dressed up. With these summer adventures on the horizon, it’s only necessary to stock up on effortless clothing that can be worn in a variety of ways. There’s only so much space in your closet (or luggage), after all.

This season, we’re leaning on H&M’s new summer drop — an essential collection of multi-purpose, mix-and-match pieces — to create a curated, functional, and stunning summer wardrobe. The collection, which launches in-store and online June 10, features swimwear that can take you from the beach to brunch with the addition of a skirt or jeans, monochromatic matching sets, and breezy dresses that can go from day to night. Versatility is the name of the game — though, it’s only a part of it. You’ll also find many pieces from H&M’s Conscious line, with bandeau tops, off-the-shoulder crops, and curved briefs made out of recycled materials from textile waste and recycled bottles. Style and sustainability? We love to see it.

Multi-Purpose Swimwear

Swimwear may seem like it’s reserved for pool or beach activities, but with a little bit of imagination (and the right pieces) it can go way beyond the water. This summer, we’re layering our favorite one-pieces beneath jeans and pairing sheer dresses with bikini sets for just the right amount of coverage.

Mix-And-Match Sets

Matching sets are effortless in nature, but these reliable separates perform just as well on their own, too. A monotone napkin top and matching midi skirt look even more sophisticated with a sky-high platform and statement jewelry. Bring new life to each piece by pairing them with other wardrobe staples like high-rise pants or a vintage tee.

Airy Dresses

What’s summer without a breezy dress that’s just as comfortable as it is chic? Let these dresses be your seasonal canvas, and have fun accessorizing from head-to-toe (hello, bold chains and chunky sandals). Your signature summer dress is the perfect transitional piece that can be worn on its own during the day or layered with a light jacket and heels at night.

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