Four Ways to Up Your Summer Style Game

Four Ways to Up Your Summer Style Game

Four Ways to Up Your Summer Style Game – Summer is now officially in full swing; the sun has even begun to bless us with her occasional presence! And if like ours, your wardrobe is still dragging its heels from the winter, these summer style must-haves might just be what you’re after.

Add pops of colour to muted tones

When putting together outfits and fleshing out your wardrobe for the season, think about combining flattering shapes and complementary base tones. Beiges, creams, off whites, greys, browns, and blacks make for an excellent canvas to show off that one eye-catching piece.

Bring a little disco to your style this year for a glam yet relaxed look. Sequins, sparkle, and metallic numbers are hot for 2021. Or crank the glitz up to the max with a shimmering thigh-high slit maxi dress.

Bold prints have stuck around for another year on both the runways and on the high street. Organic horticultural and tropical prints are making a splash as-is geometry; make a statement to a beach outfit with a pair of checkerboard shorts.

It needn’t be too brazen either—pastels are having their moment this season and understated accents of powder blues, pinks, oranges and greens can make your outfit current and stylish.

Finish a look with a chic pair of sunglasses

Sportswear continues to be big this year and your sunglasses can be the perfect companion to the look. Think clean lines, flowing shapes and graduated lenses to work a tennis court to brunch aesthetic.

At the other end of the spectrum, retro round frames and tinted lenses scream 70s rockstar and to travel back a few decades more a pair of angular cat-eye glasses will deliver that dose of pin-up glamour to your summer function ensemble.

Go incognito in a pair of XXL frames. Bigger really is better and it’s up to you how oversized you want to go. The rounded rectangle or square is the shape to go for; opt for a wider design for rounder face shapes and taller for a squarer face. Make sure you choose a pair with ultraviolet protection coated lenses to block out harmful UVA and UVB rays.

Accessorise with bright jewellery or a statement hat

Bold and colourful claw hair clips and barrettes are back to remind us all of our childhood and possibly raiding mum’s accessories box. You can match those with some chunky rings too in a variety of materials like marble or resin. One works well but we think four or five spread over both hands looks great.

Silk scarves are perfect to dress up or dress down any outfit and are endlessly versatile too. As headwear, neckwear or even a cape use the scarf as a vibrant addition to your fit. We love a bralette under a loose jacket and adding a scarf really completes the look.

If you’re not a ‘hat person’, we’re willing to be you just haven’t found your perfect match yet. Keep trying because once you find the right hat for you, you’ll wonder how you ever left the house without it. Dress up with a structured wide brim hat, hit the beach or the park with a straw boater or keep it casual with a bucket or baseball cap to get your headwear game on point!

The capsule wardrobe

Building up a solid foundation of basics is a great way to extend the life and versatility of your wardrobe. We should increasingly have sustainability in mind when it comes to our fashion choices and a collection of timeless pieces is a great way to do that.

Invest in flowy, fashionable summer dresses that are enduringly elegant but will also keep you cool. Think quality materials, classic cuts and reliable tones. Your capsule wardrobe, far from being bland, should embody your style and form the backbone of your looks.

Make sure you’ve got a dependable midi skirt, summer dress, a practical bag, minimalist pair of sandals and denim shorts in your repertoire, that will serve you well for seasons to come.

Here’s hoping some of these ideas give you inspiration to look and feel your best this summer.

Poppy Watt

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