In the hot summer weather, it can be tempting to throw on a t-shirt and an old pair of shorts and call it good, but the heat doesn’t mean you can’t still look great and be fashionable!
Wearing loose clothing can be a great way to beat the heat and still create a chic look, if you know how. Consider pairing your favorite loose-fitting tank top with a pair of high-waisted shorts or skirt. The form-fitting shape of the shorts will contrast the shapelessness of the shirt, allowing you to create a refreshing outfit while not sacrificing your form. Tucking in your shirt will create a more dramatic effect of the same concept. I think we can all agree that the camera is an unpractical addition for most of us!
In relation to creating breathable, cute looks, don’t forget that dresses are your best friend this summer! Dresses are instant outfits, super easy, and you don’t have to worry about matching anything (except maybe a cute pair of sandals)!
Everyone loves layering. However, summer is just not the time to be wearing layers upon layers of thick clothing. So how can we vamp up our outfits without using cardigans, boots, sweaters? The answer is to accessorize! Your set of clothing may consist of a simple shirt and shorts, but by throwing on some bracelets or a statement necklace, you have taken your look to the next level!
I think most of us can admit that we are guilty of just throwing out hair into a bun when it gets too hot outside to leave it down. This is fast and easy, but with just a couple extra minutes of effort, you can keep yourself cool and maintain your put together look. One solution to this problem is simply pull your hair into a side braid. The look shown here is a straightforward braid, however there are many different styles you can use to make your summer look stand out. A tutorial to the increasingly popular “fishtail braid” is available here.
Another easy way to keep your neck cool is to use a thin neck scarf. The scarf will keep your thick hair off your neck and provide a breathable fabric alternative. Try stepping out of your comfort zone this summer and intensify your outfit with a memorable scarf.
Remember to have fun with your clothes and not take yourself to seriously! Try mixing and matching a few of the tips above to create the ultimate summer look, take advantage of the styles while you can!