Summer is a great time to experiment with new styles, reinvent your fashion sense, and step out with statement pieces. While winter may have you tucked away and hiding under a bulky winter jacket, summer is the time to showcase the versatility of your wardrobe and the creativity of your style.
If you are someone who struggles with putting together the perfect summer outfit, don’t fret any longer! We’ve got you covered with 10 of our best summer fashion tips that are always in style. After all, you deserve to look as good as summer feels.
1. Go for loose and airy
While you want to look cool and effortless during the summer, you always want to be comfortable in whatever you are wearing. Nothing is more uncomfortable than tight clothing during the summer that sticks to your skin and retains heat.
Keep in mind that if you are uncomfortable, hot and sticky, it’s likely that other people will notice as well. Keep yourself cool and comfy by wearing loose clothing that you can breathe in. Think skirts, loose silhouettes and kimonos. Not only are these styles comfortable and wearable, but they are also still very feminine and aesthetically pleasing so that you don’t have to compromise on style.
2. Choose light colours
Summer is a time for light colours and cheerful tones. When the grey clouds have disappeared, and you’re enjoying bright, sunny days, you want to dress to reflect that.
Choose from light pastels in pink, blue or purple and brighter colours such as yellow, orange or green. Not only does bright or light-coloured clothing reflect the spirit of summer, but they also reflect sunshine to help keep you cool under the hot summer sun.
3. Pair long with short
You can balance an outfit and draw attention to one area over another by pairing long clothing items with short items. For example, pairing a long skirt with a sleeveless top can give an outfit the “finished” look. Or, if you want to draw attention to a certain area such as your legs, you can pair a mini skirt with a long-sleeved top for a more dramatic effect.
4. Hats and sunglasses
Don’t forget to accessorize this summer by bringing out your hats and sunglasses. These two accessories are always in style, no matter the season. Try some oversized sunglasses for a statement look, or thinner frames for a chic look. A wide brim hat is always a classic and great option as it can be paired with almost any summer outfit, elevating the look entirely.
5. Experiment with prints
Prints such as florals and stripes are great for the summer and can add a bit of flair to a basic wardrobe. Add in a pop of colour or a pop of print for a creative and eye-catching look. Remember, experimenting with different styles is fun and you don’t always need to follow the rules when it comes to mixing and matching.
6. Buy breathable materials
Breathability when it comes to clothing is super important in the summer when the weather becomes warmer and sweat and moisture are common issues. Opt for natural, eco-friendly materials such as linens, cotton, and bamboo. Not only are these natural materials becoming more popular due to their sustainability, they are also long-wearing and comfortable for everyday use.
7. Dresses over jeans
Ditch your jeans in the summer and opt instead for airy, lightweight linen pants, cotton dresses and skirts. Choose wide-leg pants instead of skinny or straight, which can be restricting in the warm, summer months. Remember that while jeans can be comfortable and practical in the fall and winter, they can be too heavy and certainly uncomfortable for summer.
8. Try braids and updos
Hair plays a big role when it comes to fashion and your overall look. Why not try a different hairstyle this summer? Keep cool by keeping your hair out of the way and up out of your face in some elegant styles. Think braids, ponytails and chic, sleek buns, which are all the rage right now. Try an updo and leave some curled strands down for an effortless, classy look that can work night or day.
9. Grab a tote bag
A summer day can lead you anywhere from the café to the park to the local beach. Be prepared no matter where you go by grabbing a stylish tote bag before you leave the house. Tote bags are practical, simple and great for summer looks. They go with almost any dress and can even pair well with a bikini or swimsuit at the beach.
10. Simple is classic
If you want to stay timelessly chic this summer, one of the best tips we can give you is to keep it simple. If you are unsure or you’re finding it difficult to come up with outfits, take the easy route.
A breathable t-shirt and linen pants can look great with minimal accessories. Or, a floral dress paired with a low heel for a simple, yet beautiful look. Sometimes, it’s less about the outfit and more about how you wear it. A little can go a long way, especially when you feel comfortable and confident.
Getting your wardrobe ready for summer doesn’t have to be a hassle. You can have fun with your clothing by trying new looks, accessorizing and upgrading your fabrics for more breathability. With a little bit of effort and creativity, you can be effortlessly chic all summer long.
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