Summer gives you the opportunity to explore fashion styles that are usually unfit for the remainder of the year. Ever thought of styles that will never go out of fashion regardless of the time, whilst making sure the sun is not the only hot thing during summer? Let’s dive in and explore the fashion styles that will always be in trend every summer year after year.
Cottons and linens are summer’s besties
Fabrics made from natural fibers are perfect for summer because it is breathable and light minimizing sweat. Get a handful of dresses, top and bottoms made of natural fibers such as cotton or linen to keep you cool when the heat rises. These lightweight fabrics are appropriate for summer and never go out of style. They are available in a wide range of options that allows you play with your wardrobe making the heat bearable and keeping you cool. Quick one is, these natural fabric keeps you warm in winter and cool in summer making them an all-year round sweetheart. So it’s time to replace all your tees or other pieces made of synthetic that keeps the heat in and have you baking like a pie.
Baggy over fitted
Summer is signified by loosely-fitted, breathable dresses and for obvious reasons. Loose clothes keep you cool and enhance airflow so, when you get really hot and sweaty, the sweat dries up quickly and you cool down because the air flowing through the baggy clothes helps carry the heat away. Form fitting dresses on the other hand makes you sweaty and uncomfortable. There’s no better reason to have your wardrobe stored up with flowy pieces for the summer than for the comfort and functionality the loosely fitted dresses offers. Comfy shirts are also a lovely addition to the dresses and tops and can help you create beautiful summer looks. Your boyfriend’s, dad’s or brother’s shirts can come in handy here; the more shirts they have, the more outfit ideas you can create. You’re welcome for the free advice.
Ditch your bras
For summer fashion, constrictive pieces are not in the fashion list champs. Any and everything tight is a huge no-no during summer and regular bras are in that category. Replace your regular bras with bandeaux, bralettes or go completely braless when you can and feel comfortable with it. There are a handful of airy, comfortable and stylish bras that are perfect in summer. You can explore cotton rich non-padded, wire-free bras which are super comfortable and still offers a perfect fit whilst helping you breeze past the hot months. So, switch up your styles with these comfy summer style bras and ditch the regulars with the wires and double paddings. So what’s your pick?
Light over dark colors
Light hues instead of darker ones in summer are a summer fashion tip that will never go out of style regardless of the century, year after year. Maybe because this tip is actually backed up by science. Darker colors absorb heat while lighter colors reflect the heat without much absorption helping you keep cool. Lighter colors are synonymous to summer colors because it is usually bright, airy and graceful. I’m sure most of us already know that white is a summer go-to color but, there are other magnificent neutral colors that are perfect for the heat adding in some variety and summer vibes. They include: cream, grey, beige and basically everything on the neutral color spectrum. Just keep it light- toned and “summer-y” and you’ll be good to go.
If you were to pick one fashion item for the summer and wear it every day all the time – it would be your sunglasses! Sunglasses don’t only shield and protect your eyes from the sun’ UV rays, it improves your entire outfit and your looks if chosen correctly to fit. Invest in sunglasses that are always in style like the aviators. The shapes is timeless and if your face shape fits it, buy a pair- it looks good on both men and women. Alternatively, you can go for a good quality pair like the Ray-Ban and of course plan to care for them like babies.
Braid or tie up your hair
For some reason the idea of wearing down your hair or styling it during summer can be unappealing. Keeping your hair off your skin keeps you more comfortable in the heat and less sweaty. You could try wearing your hair in a bun, ponytail or braids. I wear my hair in either of these styles throughout the summer and the outfit I wear usually determines which of the 3 styles to wear. Braids, buns or ponytails will ALWAYS be in style in summer whether or not the trends call for it.
Bare off your shoulders
Off the shoulder wears are great pieces for achieving an easy summer style and every year it becomes even popular. If you ask me, I’ll say they are not about to go out of style anytime soon; but since you didn’t ask, I’m not telling! Off the shoulder dresses are stylish every summer so don’t think of them as disposable or trendy because they are a fashion staple that can be worn every year, all year!
Replace leather with breathable materials
When it’s hot outdoors, our feet swells and sweats and this causes great discomfort so, invest in summer breathable appropriate shoes that are always in style every summer. Go for shoes made of comfortable breathable materials like cotton and please stay away from leather and rubber. Also, since comfort is priority in picking out fashion items for the heat, flip-flops or slip sandals are a thing for the summer season and they are durable and comfortable and are fashionable every summer, every year.
Ditch your black leather bags! Yes, I said so. Ditch them for white, cream or neutral brown totes or mesh bags which are a perfect option for the heat. Leathers are sticky, sweaty and uncomfortable during the heat and it’s not the way to go.
I hope these tips have helped you realize the non-disposable summer staples that will always be in style all year round. So be mindful of your comfort during the heat and let the fashionista in you out! Let’s go beat the heat!