Summer is an excellent time to update your wardrobe with some new pieces. Many of the trends for Summer 2020 are also classic wardrobe staples you can wear for years to come. Keep reading for our favorite summer outfit ideas and how to make them your own.
Women’s dresses are a must-have for any summer season, and 2020 is no exception. With a few basic dresses, you can build a myriad of looks. Start with the cotton sundress, for example. Give it a boho twist with cowboy boots and a fringed shawl or go for an elegant minimalist style by wearing one with ballet flats and understated accessories.
There are also cotton shirtdresses that offer a modest look that’s right on-trend. T-shirt dresses are another option, especially if you want a sporty look that goes with sneakers and a zippered hoodie. Fit and flare dresses are a good choice for date night; if you want something dressier, reach for a piped sheath dress made from washable wool. A denim jacket or women's cardigan also goes with most summer dresses. The addition of a jacket or sweater imparts a stylish layered look to your outfit and provides lightweight warmth in air-conditioned environments or on cool summer evenings.
When it comes to what kind of sweater to wear with your summer dress, there are multiple options. You can’t go wrong with Supima cotton or cotton modal, both of which are lightweight and smooth. Acrylic sweaters are a good choice for any season. They resist wrinkling and pilling, and they’re easy to launder. Cotton/acrylic blends provide the best qualities of both fabrics and come in various colors and sweater styles, such as cardigan and V-neck.
There are plenty of on-trend apparel options for the office, whether you prefer an understated look or something bold. A good place to start is with a basic workwear capsule wardrobe, then add statement pieces and accessories.
The right bottoms can serve as a foundation for multiple outfits. A black pencil skirt can be worn in every season; dress it up with a blazer and women’s white blouse or dress it down with a casual knit top. Flat-front slacks flatter every figure and come in versatile neutrals such as black and navy. You can wear dark colors in the summer; just keep things light on top with a summery hue and breezy fabric such as cotton or linen.
Capri pants can be worn to the office when you pair them with a cashmere crewneck sweater. Add a pair of classic pumps in a nude color for an on-trend touch, then accessorize with your favorite jewelry. For a dressier look, wear a short-sleeve cashmere sweater with a midi skirt or maxi skirt.
One of the biggest trends for the Summer 2020 season is work from home apparel. These soft, stylish separates include yoga pants and sweatpants, both of which can be worn with a variety of top styles. You can even wear skinny jeans or jeggings with a comfy sweatshirt, whether you want a classic crewneck or a trendy-yet-timeless hoodie style.
If you prefer a work-from-home style that’s comfortable and classically stylish, go for a pair of leggings and a tunic. There are solid and print leggings perfect for pairing with lightweight tunics; add ballet flats or treat your feet to a pair of cushioned slides or slippers.
Look professional during your next online video meeting with a lightweight women’s blouse and a floaty scarf in a bright color or print. Pair this top-and-scarf combo with elastic-waist slacks for a work-friendly outfit that’s also incredibly comfortable.
This summer, you’ll likely see a lot of retro-inspired women's swimsuits. There are swim dresses for a trendy look and ample coverage, along with one-piece swimsuits with shorts for a modest look that’s currently in fashion. If you’re looking for a one-piece swimsuit, you’ll find scoop neck, V-neck, and keyhole-neck styles, among others. They come in versatile colors such as black and navy, and they’re also available in bright, beachy prints.
Tankinis are an enduring trend for summer. One reason these women’s swimsuits are so popular is the versatility. You can mix and match tankini tops and bottoms to create multiple swimsuit ensembles. Choose a one-piece or tankini made from chlorine-resistant fabric with UPF 50. No-tug bottoms are another feature to look for when shopping for a swimsuit; they retain their structural integrity even after repeated wearing and washings for an optimum fit that lasts all summer.
For the beach, a canvas tote bag is a must-have. If you’re shopping for a summer bag that’s fashionable and functional enough for work, a computer backpack fits the bill. This type of bag offers enough room for your laptop and gym clothes, so you’ll want to take it everywhere.
Explore the wide selection of summer apparel and accessories to find what works for you. The best outfits are the ones that make you look and feel great, so wear the pieces you love.