There’s something about summer that makes us lose our minds. We come out of hibernation to enjoy the outdoor world again, and fashion suddenly starts to become important to everyone. However, you might have taken a quick look at your clothing options and felt a little uninspired. It might be time to rethink your fashion sense. With summer on its way, your wardrobe needs to slay. These pointers should help you to get the perfect summer look.
Focus on the right materials and colors.
It’s important to be practical when you’re considering your wardrobe options during summer. If you’re going to face high temperatures in your town or city then you need to make sure that you’re buying appropriate clothes for the weather ahead of you. Still, this can help your fashion. Brightly-colored clothing looks best during this sunny season, and it’ll also keep you cooler (lighter colors reflect sunlight, whereas darker colors absorb it). You also need to be careful with the fabrics you wear too. Again, this can be a practical option as a well as a fashionable one. Cotton and linen are very breathable fabrics, for starters. Surprisingly, silk is a natural and cooling material too; so, you know which fabric you should choose for formal evening wear.
You can transform an outfit with accessories.
Remember that accessories should be the centerpiece of any outfit. A sleek belt might seem like a subtle addition to your skirt and blouse combination, for example, but it can serve to tie the whole thing together (literally and figuratively). Accessorizing is the best way to give an outfit that extra “wow” factor. It can be a practical addition, too. You could get yourself a nice bag that serves as a pretty accessory to your look and stores your sunscreen, purse, sunglasses, and other summer essentials.
Find attire for multiple occasions.
Unless we’re talking about a wedding dress, what’s the point of buying a fashion piece that you can only wear for one occasion? Even if we’re talking about buying a piece of clothing that you can wear more than once, you’re wasting wardrobe space on pieces that you can only wear for certain formal (or informal) occasions. The best way to make your wardrobe slay this summer is to fill it with clothing that can be worn on multiple different occasions. You don’t want to buy hundreds of different outfits just so that you have something for every conceivable scenario.
You could shop now for cocktail dresses and other classy outfits that look sweet and summery. Think of the vibe you’re trying to create with your outfits. Floral dresses of a casual yet elegant style could work at a formal event such as a dinner party or a casual day at the park with your friends. And a blouse and skirt that you might wear on a day out in your local town can be turned into office-appropriate attire with the simple addition of a blazer. The point is that a small wardrobe shouldn’t stop you from having plenty of outfits to wear this summer. You can make a few items of clothing go a long way. Of course, that doesn’t mean you have to wear the same skirt or top every single day, as we’ll discuss in the next point.
You need to mix and match.
Continuing from the previous point, your wardrobe doesn’t need to overflow with clothes in order for it to be varied. A true fashion guru knows how to mix and match when it comes to their wardrobe. If you cycle between the same few tops then you could switch them up by coupling them with different jackets or other shirts on top, for example. Referring back to the point we made about accessorizing earlier, the addition of a belt could completely transform a dress too.
The point is that you should buy individual pieces of clothing rather than entire outfits. That way, you can mix and match different fashion items with one another rather than having to wear the same top and skirt together every time you pull those pieces of clothing out of the wardrobe. Being fashionable is about being creative. That’s good advice for any season, but it’s particularly important during summer when the weather is nice and you spend a lot of time outside. You need to keep your look fresh.
Remember to always go for the timeless look.
Isn’t it frustrating that you end up worrying about your wardrobe every summer? We’ve all been there. Maybe that crop top doesn’t look as fashionable as it did a few years ago, or maybe there’s simply a new trend that you want to follow. And the cycle continues. However, it doesn’t have to be this way. If you want to avoid updating your wardrobe every single summer then you could invest in fashion pieces that are timeless. If you avoid following trends then your clothing will look good year after year. It’s as simple as that. Classic looks aren’t always old-fashioned. For example, you might want to opt for simple outfits such as denim dresses; this is a classic look that never goes out of style.
Don’t forget the importance of comfort.
Fashion doesn’t have to hurt. Understanding fashion might seem painful, but we hope this article has helped in that regard. Still, the point is that you should feel comfortable in the clothes you wear. And cozy clothes don’t have to be ugly. Okay, you probably don’t want to leave the house in your dressing gown, but there are plenty of ways to dress fashionably and comfortably. The “indoor look” is becoming more fashionable in the outdoor world anyway. Just make sure that your outfit is still appropriate. You might look out of place in a onesie outdoors. However, cozy joggers can look and feel great, whether you’re on the couch or in your local shop. Fashion is simply about nailing the balance of practicality and aesthetic.