For a cool, casual and laid back summer style with minimum effort, follow these style tips to achieve the summer look you adore.
Dos and don’ts
When the months become warm and sunny, it’s time to dig out your summer wardrobe. Summer dressing isn’t just about throwing on a pair of shorts and a revealing top. If you want to aim for a sophisticated style, try not to reveal too much of your body all at once. Sometimes it makes more sense to cover up, as too much sunlight can damage your skin. Dressing for the summer is easy, since you don’t have to worry about layering, but looking your best everyday can take some effort on your part. Here are some great combinations and style tips to help you out.
A cute top
Since dressing for the summer is usually so simple, add elegance and glamour through a pretty top. Aim for those which flatter your body type. Pick tops with interesting details and in bright summery colours and prints. Asymmetrical tops, crop tops, tunics, breezy blouses and button down shirts have the most stylish look, especially when paired with a simple pair of jeans or capris. Crop tops and corsets are especially fun to work with as they can be paired with other items including sheer blouses, sleeveless button down shirts and even dresses. Pick those with cute prints such as floral, or just plain white or pastel shades. The best fabrics when it comes to tops are of course cotton and linen, which will absorb heat and keep your body cool.
A summer dress
Summer dresses will add glamour and style to your everyday look. Have at least four to five summer dresses in your wardrobe for day and evening wear. Summer dresses can actually be more comfortable than shorts and tops as they are breezy and don’t cling too tightly to your body. Choose thin fabrics and flowy cuts for extra comfort. The best dresses for summer include shifts, t-shirt dresses, boho dresses, jumpsuits and flirty evening dresses. Again, you could either aim for white or pastel shades or go for bold colours and prints. For evening wear, try darker shades and subtle prints.
Skirts and pants
Jeans and denims shorts are a go-to for summer outfits, but if you want to be more creative, try something different. This is also a great alternative for people who don’t want to reveal too much leg. Culottes, harem pants, beach pants and wide legged pants can work just as well with most tops. They are stylish and colourful too and go especially well with sandals and slip-ons. As for skirts, you could opt for a short ruffle skirt or a tiered, colourful maxi skirt.
Summer is all about colour, so use accessories to play with hues and brighten up your outfits. Use belts, standout jewellery items such as chunky necklaces or bracelets, scarves, statement bags and sunglasses to combine with your outfits. Also invest in good summer shoes such as wedges and sandals.
If you know how to mix pieces, you can create amazing outfits to last the entire season!