Summer comes bearing gifts — the cool, relaxed vibe, and loads of heat!
Every occasion calls for its own style of clothes, whether it’s the office, a party, a family outing, or a visit to the beach. However, with the temperature rising to warm degrees, it can be maddening and terribly uncomfortable to dress in anything except a pair of shorts and a T-shirt.
The temptation is powerful.
Listen up, folks! The increase in temperature should not be an excuse to sacrifice your style standard. Instead, it’s a perfect opportunity to jazz up your wardrobe and incorporate new fabrics and breezy styles into your routine.
This article covers everything from the best style tips and practices to adopt during the hot weather, what to wear in the summer, and essential items you need to slay this summer. With the help of these resources, you can be sure to remain smart and chic throughout the season.
BEST FASHION TIPS FOR SUMMER WEATHER
LIGHTWEIGHT MATERIALS ARE YOUR BEST FRIEND
This is a no-brainer. Well, unless you like the idea of being stuck in an elevator with a thick cardigan over a polyester shirt; just waiting for the end to come. Trust us, you don’t want to be that person.
Heavier clothes trap heat easily and prevent quick airflow. Invest in lighter-weight fabrics such as cotton and seersuckers. Linens are also great materials to invest in because they are less packed together and dry quickly—allowing air flow easily.
Fabrics like polyesters and nylons are inefficient during summer because of their thick densities.
SAY YES TO LIGHTER COLORS
The darker your clothes, the more light they trap. The more light they trap, the greater the heat absorbed. Opt for lighter and airy colors (such as white, blue, or pastels) which tend to deflect the sun away.
LET YOUR FEET BREATHE
As you plan on your hair and your body receiving fresh air, think about your feet too. Shoes that are made of thicker materials, like leather, are impractical in the summer. Stick to lightweight shoes like canvas sneakers. They are incredibly easy to slap on, never go out of style, and work with almost any outfit.
Open-toe sandals, slides, and slippers are also great options for summer life. They allow for even more room to breathe.
PROTECT YOUR SKIN
The sun’s rays can be especially menacing during the summer; which is why it is advisable to get hats or baseball caps to keep the rays off your scalp. These styles don’t just work to provide shade and keep you cool. They are beautiful styling items that work well.
Other fashion tricks for summer:
- Use hair accessories (hair bands, scrunchies, and bandanas) to keep your hair from sticking to your neck throughout the day.
- Pick out comfortable undergarments.
- Go for loose-fitting clothes. But only those with structure, so they don’t cling to you the moment you break into a sweat!
- Avoid heavy embellishments.
- Ditch the huge tote bags and pick a small cross bag instead.
ESSENTIAL FASHION ITEMS TO KEEP YOU FEELING COOL AND STYLISH THIS SUMMER
1.Tank tops and T-shirts (Heck, yes!)
Go crazy with your T-shirt collection. Get ones with pops of color, tassels at the hems, lace trimmings, or crochet patterns. Go for striped patterns or floral patterns. Try a shirt with a statement, like a bold black pride t-shirt. Experiment with the textures and elements.
2.Skirts and shorts
You can try trendy styles with your usual ones. Classic examples of trendy bottoms you can look into are palazzo pants, chinos, cropped trousers, and even denim shorts. Don’t shy away from bold-colored bottoms and patterned skirts.
These are, as the name implies, optional pieces. They include kimonos, denim vests, sheer cardigans, and crocheted vests.
What do you wear on a hot day when you want to slap something on in record time? That’s right, dresses.
Dresses are extremely versatile and comfortable to wear. Try out different styles of dresses—fit and flare, flimsy, minis, shift, shirt, cold-shoulders, halter, etc.
Accessories are up to your preference. They can range from sunglasses to hats, to lightweight pieces of jewelry.
Whoop! The entire list is out there.
We hope these tips and hacks will be enough to set your ideas rolling on your oncoming OOTDs.
Ready, set, Summer!