7 adaptive outfit ideas for summer: from beach days to family barbecues
Summer is here, and it's time to update your wardrobe with outfits that are not only stylish but also easy to dress for every summer occasion. Here at The Able Label, we understand the importance of inclusive fashion, providing stylish fashion solutions for those with mobility or dressing issues. We’ve pulled together seven outfit ideas using pieces across our core and SS23 collections that cater to events that may be in your diary this summer. Whether you're headed to the beach, attending a wedding or lucky enough to go on a cruise, we have you covered.
When it comes to beach days, comfort and practicality are key. Opt for lightweight, breathable pieces that can keep you cool and covered from the sun such as our pure cotton Peasant Cotton Embroidered Long Sleeve VELCRO® Brand Fastening / Fasteners Blouse, paired with loose-fitting linen trousers or shorts. Layer with soft, stretchy pieces that you can wear if slightly too warm like our Maria Jersey Front Opening VELCRO® Brand Fastening / Fasteners Vests.
If you're planning a day out in the countryside, choose pretty floaty styles that are comfortable and breathable. We love our Amy denim dress paired with a straw summer hat for blending in seamlessly to the surrounding nature and pristine gardens of the countryside. Layering with a lightweight cardigan allows you to adjust to changing weather conditions. Complete the look with comfortable walking shoes or sneakers from brand such as Hotters for added support during your explorations.
Attending a summer wedding calls for a more sophisticated ensemble. Our Su Jersey Long Sleeve VELCRO® Brand Fastening / Fasteners Wrap Dress is made from a comfortable jersey material and its wrap design with VELCRO® Brand Fastening / Fasteners make it easy to put on and take off. The wrap style and navy tone keeps it looking elegant and we love accessorising with a pashmina or wrap for an extra touch of style.
For a memorable cruise experience, pack a mix of pieces that work for both casual and dressier occasions. During the day, opt for lightweight, flowy separates in vibrant, nautical colours such as our Tabatha tees with some linen navy trousers. In the evenings, pair your top with a linen skirt for a more dressy look.
Sometimes, the best summer moments are spent in the comfort of our homes. Choose loose-fitting, breathable loungewear, such as soft cotton tops or relaxed jersey trousers. We offer lots of beautiful adaptive loungewear with features like touch-close fastenings, designs that avoid overhead dressing and breathable fabrics for ultimate comfort.
Barbecues with family or friends are a summer staple, and you can stay comfortable and stylish with the right outfit. Opt for lightweight, easy-to-wear skirts paired with a pretty patterned shirt. Our wrap skirts and front-opening shirts make self-dressing so much easier so you can just focus on looking forward to quality time with your friends and family.
If you're planning a city break this summer, you'll want to create a stylish and versatile wardrobe that can adapt to different urban environments. Opt for a mix of smart-casual pieces that offer both comfort and sophistication. Consider packing a fun, patterned skirt or culottes with a lightweight shirt. Layering with a cardigan adds a polished touch and allows you to adjust to changing temperatures.
Summer is the perfect time to embrace a variety of activities and make lasting memories. Here at The Able Label, we understand the importance of inclusive fashion and offer adaptive clothing that makes self-dressing and assisted dressing easier, whilst allowing you to create outfits you feel good in for every occasion, fun.