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We all know how beneficial it is to plan ahead for the upcoming seasons. No matter how grey the sky looks or how confusing the temperature is (do I need a coat or a jacket for April?), it is always comforting to know that you can while away your evenings scrolling through Instagram and Pinterest getting the next season’s vibe ready.

Picture this: it’s early April, we’re still in single-figure temperatures in the unpredictable UK, and I’m imagining my outfit on a balmy June evening for a little al-fresco dining. My body may be wearing a puffer jacket, but my mind is well and truly in summer mode.

Arriving at the perfect time to satiate my need for sunnier dressing is Mango’s brand new Basic Collection. Their curated selection of essentials is ‘designed to be season proof’ and features everything from linen shirts and Bermuda shorts to sweatshirts and trench coats.

Allow me to show off a few of my favourites…

Oxford Shirt

£35.99

I live by the statement that a good white shirt will never let you down. The Oxford style works perfectly dressed up or dialled down; reliable and versatile for any summer occasion.

Striped Linen Shirt

£49.99

Lightweight and comfortable, linen is always a winner for me. This pistachio and white stripe would be perfect with a pair of white shorts on a summer evening.

Fluid Linen Polo Shirt

£35.99

A polo shirt offers the best of both worlds between smart and casual. This simple shirt is made from a blend of linen, cotton and viscose for a super light texture.

This pair of crease-front Bermuda shorts would blend in perfectly with an outfit more on the formal side. With a real Amalfi Coast vibe, the 100% linen material is guaranteed to keep you cool.

Written by Tom Loughran