Summer is here and it's time to break out those shorts and sandals! But looking your best can be a challenge if you don't know what trends are in style. To help you look your best this summer, we've compiled a list of 13 fashion tips for women that will never go out of style. Two of the tips include wearing light colors, as they are much better than dark colors, and opting for natural makeup as opposed to heavy, dramatic looks. With these tips, you'll be sure to turn heads and be the envy of all your friends.
1) Wear white
White is a timeless summer look that will never go out of style. A white dressor top can easily be dressed up or down to suit the occasion. Off-the-shoulder tops and dresses are always sexy and look great when paired with a statement necklace or earrings. If you only have one handbag, go with a neutral brown that will go with all your white looks. And don't forget to add accessories! Aviators are awesome for a more relaxed look, hats are a good idea for sun protection, and braid your hair or wear it in a bun for an effortless look. Lastly, choose jewelry in earth tones to compliment your white look.
2) Invest in a great pair of sunglasses
When it comes to sunglasses, you want to make sure you invest in a quality pair that will last you all summer long. Look for classic styles that never go out of style, like aviators and cat-eyes. Consider pairing them with a statement hat or wear jewelry in earth tones to add dimension to your look. Sunglasses are a great way to elevate any outfit, so don’t be afraid to splurge on a good pair.
3) Consider a straw bag
Straw bags are a great way to accessorize your look this summer. Whether it’s a large straw tote, a small circle bag, or a half-moon shape bag, straw bags can add the perfect amount of texture to any outfit. Look for bags in natural shades, like beige, tan, and white, or go bold with a brightly-colored bag. A straw bag also serves as a practical accessory as it is often water-resistant and lightweight, perfect for outdoor activities and trips to the beach. Whether you’re dressed up for a night out or keeping it casual for a picnic in the park, having a straw bag in your wardrobe is an essential item for the season.
4) Go for light and airy fabrics
When it comes to summer fashion, the goal is to stay cool and comfortable. To do this, you need to choose fabrics that are lightweight and breathable. Light and airy fabrics like cotton, linen, and rayon are perfect for hot days as they keep you cool and let your skin breathe. For a classic summer look, try a white linen blouse or a lightweight cotton sundress. If you’re looking for something a bit dressier, try a silk blouse or a flowy chiffon skirt. Whatever you choose, make sure it’s light and airy so that you don’t feel weighed down or overheated.
5) Show some skin
Showing some skin is a great way to stay cool in the summer heat while looking fashionable. Try wearing shorter skirts and shorts that hit right at the knee, or pair a dress with an off-the-shoulder top to show some collarbone. Tank tops and strappy sundresses are also popular choices when it comes to showing skin in the summertime. Try experimenting with different necklines, such as a halter neckline, or a deep V-neck. If you’re feeling bold, try pairing a crop top with a high waisted skirt for a look that’s on trend and feminine. No matter what style you choose, don’t be afraid to show off your curves and embrace the warmer weather.
6) Don’t forget the sunscreen
Sunscreen is an absolute must during the summer months! Not only does it protect your skin from damaging UV rays, it also helps to keep you looking youthful and glowing. Invest in a good quality sunscreen that is SPF 30 or higher. Make sure to apply it at least 15 minutes before you go outside, and reapply throughout the day as needed. For added protection, wear a wide-brimmed hat and sunglasses. Taking these precautions will help you stay safe and looking great all season long!
7) Put your hair up
As the weather heats up, it can be difficult to keep your hair looking stylish and still feel comfortable. The best way to beat the heat is to put your hair up. Whether you opt for a braid, bun, or ponytail, these hairstyles will instantly make you look polished. For a braided look, try a crown braid or a French braid. To create a messy bun, pull your hair back loosely into a ponytail, twist it around the base of the ponytail, and secure with a few bobby pins. For a sleek ponytail, brush your hair and use a smoothing serum to tame any flyaways. Finally, don’t forget to accessorize with a headband or scarf for an extra bit of flair.
Accessories are the key to pulling an outfit together, and this summer is the perfect time to embrace them! To make a statement, opt for a statement necklace or bold earrings. For a more subtle approach, layer your jewelry pieces. You can also pair a bracelet with a watch for a chic look. Don’t forget about headscarves, hats, and other hair accessories – they’re great for keeping your hair in place and shielding you from the sun. You can also try out fun sunglasses or a fun pair of sandals to complete your summer look. Don’t be afraid to experiment and find what works best for you.
9) Stick to a few colors
When it comes to summer fashion, sticking to a few colors can help you create an effortlessly stylish look. Choose one or two shades that flatter your complexion and build your look around them. A monochromatic look is always chic, but if you’re feeling adventurous, try mixing and matching different hues within the same color family. For instance, if you’re wearing a pastel pink dress, match it with mint green or sky blue accessories. With summer fashion, it’s all about being creative and having fun!
10) Dress for your body type
When it comes to fashion, one size doesn't fit all. Knowing your body type can help you create an individual look that accentuates your best features and flatters your figure. There are four main body types—hourglass, pear, apple, and rectangle—so try to pick clothing that will create the illusion of balance and harmony.
For example, if you have an hourglass figure, you'll want to wear fitted clothes that highlight your natural curves. Choose tailored pieces in solid colors and avoid frills and patterns. On the other hand, if you have a pear-shaped body, focus on wearing tops and jackets that bring attention to the upper half of your body and opt for A-line or flared skirts to balance out your hips.
No matter what your body type is, make sure that you feel comfortable and confident in whatever you choose to wear. Don’t be afraid to experiment with different styles and have fun with fashion!
11) Shop in your closet first
Before heading out to the mall or browsing online stores, take a look at what you already own and see if there's anything you can work with. Chances are, you'll find some hidden gems that you forgot about. You don't always have to buy something new to look fashionable. Instead, take a moment to re-think your closet staples and consider how you can style them in a new and interesting way. If you need a bit of help, there are plenty of fashion blogs, magazines and websites that offer tips and tricks for restyling clothes from your closet. Even better, challenge yourself to recreate a few looks from your favorite celebrity or fashion influencers. With a few simple accessories, you can make an outfit that looks completely different and absolutely fashionable!
12) Take care of your clothes
Taking care of your clothes is one of the most important summer fashion tips you can follow. No matter how stylish and trendy your clothes are, if they’re not well taken care of, they won’t last as long or look as good. So take some extra time to make sure your clothes are properly cared for.
Always read the labels before washing and follow their instructions. When possible, hand wash or use the delicate cycle on your washing machine to prevent your clothing from shrinking or losing its shape. If you’re going to hang dry your clothes, make sure to shake them out first and lay them flat on a towel to avoid wrinkles. For items that need to be dry-cleaned, be sure to only take them to a reliable and reputable service provider.
Finally, invest in quality clothing that is designed to last. Quality fabrics and construction will ensure that your summer wardrobe stands the test of time.
13) Embrace your personal style
When it comes to fashion, one of the most important things is to embrace your own style. Whether you prefer something classic and timeless or something more modern and edgy, there's no right or wrong way to dress. The important thing is to stay true to yourself and wear what makes you feel comfortable and confident. Choose pieces that express who you are and let your individual style shine through. Don’t be afraid to mix and match different styles, colors, and patterns. Have fun with it and wear what makes you feel good.