Summer is here! We know you probably don't want to hear it, but summer is here. The warm weather and long days are wonderful—but they can also be overwhelming if you aren't prepared. The weather is getting warm, and the days are becoming longer. Which means it's time to break out your favorite skirts, shorts, and sandals — as well as some new styles and accessories! Whether you're attending a wedding or going to the beach with friends, follow these fashion tips so you look great while keeping cool.
So how do you stay fashionable while keeping your cool in the heat? Here are some tips on how to stay stylish this summer:
Don't be afraid to wear shorts.
You don't have to be afraid of shorts. They're not just for the beach, and they're not just for kids.
Shorts are a great way to show off your legs, your style, and even your personality. If you have great legs (and why wouldn't you?), shorts are an easy way to show them off while still being professional at work or in class. And if you don't have great legs, well then that's okay too! There are plenty of other things in life besides having good-looking legs—like being funny or smart—that can really make someone stand out from the crowd without any help from their pants.
Cool off with a breezy, open blouse for the summer months.
A breezy, open blouse is a great choice for the warmer months. Wear one with a long-sleeved shirt underneath and you've got yourself an easy outfit that's ready to face the day. You can also wear your open blouse with a tank top or camisole underneath—either way, you'll be sure to feel cool and collected throughout your busy summer schedule.
Flaunt your skin.
Show some skin.
Be your own brand, whatever the cost (literally).
Embrace fabulously flowing fabrics.
When it comes to summer fashion, make sure you're wearing light and airy fabrics. This means you should be looking for loose, flowing, or sheer fabrics.
The right accessories can make or break an outfit.
Accessorizing is an easy way to add style to any look. You can start small by adding a hat or a scarf, but if you're feeling more adventurous, try going all out with statement pieces like a necklace, bracelet, or belt. The possibilities are endless!
You'll want to make sure that the outfit you choose has some element that makes sense for your accessory choice. For example:
A hat would not be appropriate for an evening gown; however, it would work well for jeans and a tank top.
If it's hot outside, make sure your feet are comfortable in sandals or flats.
There are many women who can't live without sneakers or high heels, but if you're one of those people who like to wear sandals and flats, it's important to know how to choose the right pair. Sandals and flats are great for summer because they're easy on your feet and they keep you cool when it's hot outside. There are several things to look for when picking out the perfect pair of sandals or flats:
Comfort is important! You don't want shoes that rub against your toes or give you blisters (unless that's what you're into). If possible, try on the shoes before buying them so that way you get an idea of whether or not they'll be comfortable for everyday wear.
Style! Do not underestimate the power of good style when choosing your footwear options. When shopping for sandals or flats, in particular, make sure they go with everything else in your closet—this means both casual pieces as well as dressier outfits—and blend well with any accessories that may complement them (sunglasses are always a good choice).
Don't forget to wear a hat — it looks great and protects you from the sun!
Hats are a great way to protect your skin from the sun and show off your personality. They also help keep your hair out of your face, which is a huge bonus for people who have long hair or even just big hair.
It's important to remember that wearing a hat doesn't mean you have to sacrifice style for comfort. If anything, it can give you an opportunity to create new outfits with hats as accessories!
So there you have it—our top tips for staying cool and looking great this summer. For more inspiration, check out our Instagram page, where we post photos of some of our favorite summer outfits. If you’re still not sure about which trends to embrace and which to avoid, just remember that the best way to look good is to wear what makes you comfortable—and if that happens to be a pair of shorts or a light blouse, then go for it!