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4 things a celebrity stylist says everyone will be wearing this summer.

Hands up if you feel like it’s bloody hot all of a sudden?

Surely we’re not the only ones whose bodies have been slapped with a string of warmer days we certainly weren’t ready for… you’re feeling it too, right?

On the train. Walking up some stairs. Going for a wander. Existing. Just living your life feels hot right now, and it’s only going to get worse the closer we get to summer.

If you’re still staring wishfully down the barrel of your winter wardrobe, don’t worry.

We asked Aussie celebrity stylist Donny Galella for the summer 2018 trends and items we really ought to be wearing now it’s hot and sweaty weather.

The good news? These trends are so simple to throw on, you can spend more time in the morning focusing on your sweaty upper lip rather than what you’ll wear.

The even better news? Every item in this post is under $100. Almost.

Here we go.

1. A light, throw-on dress for your shape.

“One thing every woman should have is the perfect light summer dress… key word being light,” Galella told Mamamia.

“You just want something you can throw on and basically feel like you’re wearing nothing, but that still looks easy and effortless.”

Rather than opting for an on-trend silhouette, Galella recommended going back to the styles that suit your body shape (maxi and midi lengths, wrap dresses or straight line slips) in floral, geometric and animal prints.

“The key is to find a dress to suit your body shape, and choose styles you can wear casually with a pair of sandals or flats, and dressed up with a nice heel. Think comfortable, light, and can dress up and down.”

Here are our top picks.

Jericho Road Clothing Constellations High Neck Shift Dress, $180.

Jericho Road Clothing Constellations High Neck Shift Dress
Image: Jericho Road.
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Atmos&Here Alexandria Wrap Dress, $69.95.

Atmos&Here Alexandria Wrap Dress
Image: The Iconic.

SASS Under Wraps Lyocell Dress, $89.95.

SASS Under Wraps Lyocell Dress
Image: The Iconic.
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Atmos&Here Jersey Frill Wrap Midi, $69.95.

Atmos&Here Jersey Frill Wrap Midi
Image: The Iconic.

Glamorous Curve Mini Tea Dress With Tie Front In Ditsy Spot, $58.

Glamorous Curve Mini Tea Dress With Tie Front In Ditsy Spot
Image: ASOS.

2. A white linen shirt.

Galella feels very strongly about a good white linen shirt being grossly underestimated.

"Just one beautiful white linen shirt is perfect, you can roll the sleeves up, wear with a denim skirt or over swimmers - it's not just for work, you can wear it in so many ways," he said.

"Think about seeking out natural fibres, if you can look for things that are 100 per cent natural cotton, or a cotton/linen blend, they're going to breathe on your body and keep you cooler."

We found four very excellent white linen shirts, all under $100.

Atmos&Here Valencia Linen Shirt, $79.95.

Atmos&Here Valencia Linen Shirt
Image: The Iconic.

Zara Basic Linen Shirt, $49.95.

Zara Basic Linen Shirt
Image: Zara.

Uniqlo Premium Linen Long Sleeve Shirt, $49.90.

Uniqlo Premium Linen Long Sleeve Shirt
Image: Uniqlo.

Target Ellie Linen Top, $39.

Target Ellie Linen Top
Image: Target.

3. Slides. SO MANY SLIDES.

Slides are not new, but they're not going anywhere anytime soon... except on your feet.

Galella added, "We're still seeing a lot of slides around. You can't go wrong with a metallic slide. They're a go-to shoe."

We're loving a slide with a bit of detail - fringing, a tie detail or textured leather. Just be sure to size correctly, as swollen summer feet and too small slides = blisters.

Atmos&Here Calista Leather Slides, $55.

Atmos&Here Calista Leather Slides
Image: The Iconic.

Rubi Cleo Minimal Slide, $24.95

Rubi Cleo Minimal Slide
Image: Rubi.

Tony Bianco Jayd Black Osaka, $139.95.

Tony Bianco Jayd Black Osaka
(Sorry, these are the only things in this post over $100, but aren't they lovely?) Image: Tony Bianco.

Atmos&Here Mia Satin Sandals, $69.95.

Atmos&Here Mia Satin Sandals
Image: The Iconic.

Kmart Double Band Sliders, $8.

kmart double band slides
Image: Kmart.

4. Stripes a la Meghan Markle.

Thanks to the Duchess of Sussex, you're going to need something with stripes in your wardrobe for summer.

"We're seeing a lot of the stripes - Meghan Markle wore stripes twice on the Australian royal tour, and they're really flattering, on-trend and a great option to have in the wardrobe," Galella said.

Think linen and cotton striped pants, jumpsuits, dresses and skirts.

M&S Collection Striped Jersey Pleated Midi Skirt, $48.

M&S Collection Striped Jersey Pleated Midi Skirt
Image: Marks & Spencer.

Glassons Tie Waist Striped Pant, $19.99.

Glassons Tie Waist Striped Pant
Image: Glassons.

Kmart Linen Tie Waist Culottes, $18.

kmart linen culottes.
Image: Kmart.

Forever New Dani Drop Shoulder Shirt Dress, $99.99.

Forever New Dani Drop Shoulder Shirt Dress
Image: Forever New.

Zara Striped Jumpsuit, $69.95.

zara stripped jumpsuit
Image: Zara.

What styles will you be wearing this summer? What pieces do you go for to keep cool?

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