When warm weather comes back after months of cold temperatures, there is a natural shift to change your style. It’s an exciting time when you can experiment with new looks and wear different materials to suit the season. You can also wear a diverse spectrum of vibrant colors like white, bright yellow, hot pink, and baby blue, which are typical “out of season” colors during other times of the year.
Finding your unique style takes some trial and error and perhaps some risk-taking, but as you try on more summer clothing, you will discover the colors and fits that make you look great.
So whether you feel at ease in casual shirt dresses or love to mix and match tops with some breezy capri pants, you’ll find everything you need to create stunning outfits here.
First and foremost, a great summer outfit is made of the right materials to keep you cool and comfortable all day long. Any heavy materials like corduroy, nylon, wool, or thick cotton knits are meant to insulate and will make you feel too hot in the summer.
By sticking to breathable fabrics like cotton blends, activewear materials, linen, and thinly woven cotton like muslin, you will feel content even when humidity is high and the temperatures are rising. Are dress pants and a blouse required for work? You can still feel comfortable when you pick moisture-wicking summer materials.
When humidity levels are high, tight-fitting clothes are your worst enemy. Even the lightest breathable fabrics can become a heat trap when they are stuck on your skin. Tight clothing makes it harder to ventilate naturally and can make you feel miserable (even if you look cute). It can also potentially cause annoying conditions like heat rash on your body. Long story short—don’t wear tight-fitting clothes if you know you will be outside for a long time.
Instead, embrace looser clothing like flowy tunic tops, tall maxi dresses, and bottoms that offer some wiggle room in their inseams. When conditions are sweltering, you’re bound to sweat, so make room for the sweat to evaporate and do its job.
Now that we’ve discussed the basics of materials and fit styles, we can now talk about some strategies that will make you look effortlessly good this summer. One of your best-kept secrets should be a one-and-done dress. Something classic like black fit and flare dresses should be in everyone’s closet for occasions where they need to look good in minutes.
When you wear dresses, you don’t need to worry about matching a top and bottom. All you need to do is slip on a complete outfit and then pick out your shoes and handbag. If you want to spice things up, you can also accessorize with jewelry and a hat. While everybody thinks you spent hours getting ready, you know that you spent far less time just putting on your dress. Your best-kept secret will keep you stylish every day of summer if you want.
In the summer, a lot of events tend to be casual. You will be invited to barbecues, outdoor parties, festivals, the county fair, house parties, and other places that call for low-key outfits. However, just because the mood calls for everyday attire doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice style. You can make effortlessly stylish casual outfits with a little bit of planning.
For example, anything black makes you look more sophisticated. A pair of black high-waisted shorts can be worn with a shirt tucked into its waist, or you can pair it with a trendy crop top.
This gives you a clean break from the typical jean shorts that are also very popular during the summer, switching up your styling options. Jean shorts are also excellent to match your favorite casual tops like your vintage band T-shirts, polo shirts, tank tops, and much more.
When you wear a casual outfit outdoors in the summer, it’s a given that you’re prepared to sweat. Therefore, sticking to loose fits and materials that will help you breathe and feel comfortable in your own skin all day long is essential. Mix and match different colors and patterns so that you can always feel fresh and stylish every day of the week.
We hope that these effortless summer style tips will help you create outfits that will help you not only look good but also feel comfortable no matter where you plan to go. By staying comfortable and cool, you can exude confidence wherever this summer takes you.