With summer underway now is the time to mix things up and have a little fun with your wardrobe. Whether it’s adding a new accessory or trying out a whole new look, here are six of the sweetest summer styles to try out:
- Femme Is In
This season’s runways were brimming with pastels, paisleys, and pretty lace dresses. What was once viewed as formal or classy dress-up wear is now on trend for summer casual, so slip on a flouncy floral dress or tulle skirt and pair with your favorite sneakers or denim jacket for a more laid-back look.
Rompers and jumpsuits made a huge comeback in early spring, and are perfect for all hours and activities. You can throw one on over your swimsuit or while you’re out running errands, and likewise pair with heels and dramatic jewelry for a fun but sophisticated evening outfit. And with rompers available in every imaginable color and print, you can easily put your own unique touch on these flirty but functional pieces.
- Get Sporty
Athleisure is all the rage right now thanks to celebrity lines such as Kate Hudson’s Fabletics and Beyonce’s Ivy Park. Try a new pair of leggings from either your favorite local store or an online retailer like Simple Addiction. Pair those leggings with an off-shoulder top and ankle boots for a nightlife spin on sportswear, or wear them under your favorite mini dress or short-shorts for a street-chic flair.
- Do It with Denim
Let’s face it, denim never goes out of style. And with top designers updating new looks with acid washes and edgy cutoffs, you can dress your favorite frayed denim shorts up with chunky heels and sophisticated top, or keep it casual with a pretty blouse and lace-up flats.
- Go Glam
While we generally think of summer as the time for bronze tans and tropical prints, you can never go wrong with timeless vintage glam. Go for clean and classy a’la Audrey Hepburn with crisp blouses, feminine skirts, and ballet flats. You can also vamp it up with a Marilyn Monroe-worthy red lipstick and fitted pencil skirt, finished off with a pair of retro cateye sunglasses.
- Bohemian Beauty
Indulge your inner free spirit with loose-fitting flowy gowns paired with vests, wide brimmed boho hats, and lots of turquoise and gemstone jewelry. Delicate embroidered blouses and Grecian-style sandals further keep the festival going all summer long, and keep you cool and comfy no matter how hot the days and nights get.