As the days get longer and the temperatures begin creeping up, you can finally say goodbye to your wooly jumpers, oversized cardigans, and leggings. With the warmer weather on its way, it’s time to pack away your winter clothing and refresh your summer wardrobe. Unlike winter garments, which can easily be disguised under layers of thick scarves and coats, the summer style speaks for itself. Each outfit needs to be carefully curated to look great but also keep you cool. In this article, we’ll explore some top tips for dressing well this summer.
Light colors reflect the sun’s rays rather than absorb them, helping to keep you cooler as well as give you a more feminine, summer style. Classic summer staples such as a white tunic top or button-down shirt and white linen pants are perfect for a hot summer’s day and can easily be accessorized with one or two pieces of jewelry for a more glamorous evening look.
Choose Breathable Fabrics
Opt for loose-fitting, breathable fabrics that allow air to move freely and do not cling to your body. Loose shirts, wide-legged pants, and long floaty dresses such as the ones at Dainty Jewells will give you maximum room to breathe. Loose-fitting fabrics which are ideal for the summer months include cotton, silk, chiffon, and rayon as well as moisture-wicking materials such as linen and bamboo as they draw moisture away from the body, speeding up evaporation, and keeping you dry.
Balance Your Look
As temperatures soar, it can be tempting to bare all. However, rather than exposing too much skin, a more balanced look can add a touch of elegance to your outfits while keeping you cool. A sleeveless top with a long skirt such as a crop top and maxi skirt can accentuate your best features while looking effortlessly chic. Alternatively, a pair of shorts or a mini skirt with a covered blouse can offer a more modest look to a summer’s day.
When it comes to accessories, the general rule is ‘less is more.’ This is especially true in summer when lots of jewelry such as bangles, rings, and necklaces can feel overbearing and oppressive under the heat of the sun. Instead, simple accessories that won’t stick to your skin are best. For instance, a light pair of hoop earrings, a thin anklet, or a wooden bracelet. As well as jewelry, some essential summer accessories include a sun hat and sunglasses. Whether it’s aviators, slim shades, or cat-eyes, go for some eyewear that suits your face shape and offers UV protection. A wide brim straw hat makes the perfect accessory when paired with a long summer dress, instantly completing and elevating your look.
It’s time to ditch the boots and sneakers and let your feet breathe in a pair of summer sandals, flip flops, or open-toe espadrilles. A stylish pair of strappy sandals work well with a maxi dress or a pair of shorts, and can make a casual outfit look a little more dressed up.
With the five tips in this article, you’ll be ready to embrace the warmer weather while looking stylish and cool all summer long.