Each season calls for a new wardrobe. You will have to keep those wool jackets, overcoats and boots for now and give way for your summer shirts, stilettos, and sandals.
It’s always hard to choose comfortable clothes and shoes for the summer while keeping in style. But there is a way to feel and look good this hot season. Want to know how? Keep reading.
Stylish Summer Outfits for Women
Feel breezy with off-shoulder tops
As the temperature heats up, you may find yourself looking for ways to show off some skin. Feel cool and breezy this summer season with off-shoulder tops. Surely, the traditional two-shoulder top will look good on you.
But this 2019, you can try cold-shoulder (one-shoulder silhouette) styles which look super stylish and sophisticated. This trendy women's clothing became so popular when designer brands like Calvin Klein, Isabel Marant, and Fendi put them on the runway.
Put on some summer layers
Who says you can only layer up in winter? Layering is a great way to pull off a fashionable outfit even during the hot season. Follow these guidelines to feel comfortable and stylish this summer:
- Layer sheer pieces over opaque tops.
- Mesh, see-throughs and sheer blazers will great up your style while still allowing you to feel cool and comfortable.
- Go for loose outerwear. Look for a jacket that has a structured shoulder that would hang off itself instead of clinging to you. It also gives you a sharp summer look.
- Layer with accessories. A necklace, cross-body bag, and a belt all add interest to your look just as a vest or jacket.
Look and feel sexy with short dresses
Short dresses made from breathable fabrics like cotton are great selections for summer outfits. Pair them with trendy accessories and you’re ready for that weekend night out with your girlfriends or a casual dinner with your family. If you’re not a fan of dresses, you can still look chic and classy wearing a crop top with shorts. Or instead of shorts, you can team up a crop top or a shirt with comfortable palazzo pants.
Choose tops with interesting design details
Less is more when it comes to summer outfits. If you’re wearing one layer, choose an outfit with interesting details so you still look polished while feeling comfortable. And when you have a stylish top, all you need is a basic pair of bottoms. Great choices for the summer include trousers, denim jeans, and skirts.
Embrace loose and flowy styles
Tight outfits only spell discomfort and heat in the summer. Make yourself feel extra comfortable by wearing loose and flowy outfits, such as a ruffled top. You can even wear it to work by simply layering with a nice, breathable cardigan or blazer.
Slip into summer sandals
It’s time to choose the shoes. Summer is the best season to reward yourself with a new pair of sandals. This type of footwear is easy to wear and so comfortable. No more sweaty feet!
Stylish Summer Outfits for Men
Top with an unstructured blazer
You can look sharp and stylish wearing just a tee or a short sleeve by topping your outfit with a lightweight blazer made from breathable materials like cotton or linen. Choose an unstructured version for that laidback appeal.
Feel happy with bright colours
Don't be afraid to go out there with flying colours! Summer is the season to enjoy the outdoors and keep a positive vibe. Choose light and bright coloured outfits that better reflect the summer mood.
What's more, bright colours can keep you feeling cool in the sun while dark colours absorb heat, which is why they are better off in winter. Think about comfortable men’s shoes in order to complete your final look.
Short pants are the best
Shorts are staples to men's fashion. It’s also the best way to enjoy the summer heat while looking stylish. Choose shorts that can easily be dressed up or down depending on the occasion such as modern chino shorts.
While you can't go wrong with brown, navy, and other classic colours, summer is the best time to enjoy shorts with different patterns and prints. When buying shorts, always look for the perfect fit. Shorter shorts make you look taller than you actually are.
Outerwear and accessories
Since you're not going to wear a jacket all day, choose something lightweight and will go with any outfit you own. As for accessories, keep it practical.
A must-have is a pair of shades. A cap is also a great way to level up your summer look and stay protected from the sun.
Summer Fashion Dos and Don’ts
Getting in style this summer is fun. Keep in mind the following dos and don’ts:
- Choose natural fabrics that beat the heat, such as cotton, rayon, and linen.
- Pick the perfect pair of shorts. The one that flatters and fits.
- Explore prints and patterns.
- Keep your clothes loose. The less fabric actually touching your skin, the more comfortable it feels.
- Avoid clothes with too many embellishments, particularly heavy ones like metals and beads. Instead, opt for outfits with bold patterns and prints. They make your summer look really interesting without trapping the heat.
The summer season is the best time to explore the outdoors, travel, and disconnect from our stressful jobs. With so many fun activities to do, it’s important that we make our wardrobe summer-friendly.
Say ‘bye’ to thick, heavy garments for now and ‘hello’ to light, breathable fabrics in bright colors. For women, trendy summer outfit ideas include loose, flowy tops (or dresses), sheer outerwear, off-shoulders, and short dresses.
For men, the best summer outfits include modern chino shorts, unstructured blazers, tees in bright colors, and light outerwear. Don’t forget to put on your most comfortable shoes or sandals. The summer season also calls for some strolling and city walking with your flip flops.
Whatever outfit you put on, see to it that it’s something that will give you maximum comfort and freshness in the warm weather.
Also, even though it seems counterintuitive, you want to cover up (with light, breathable outerwear) to protect your skin against the sunlight.
That’s it! Hope you enjoyed this guide. Now you’re ready to beat the summer heat!