SUMMER FASHION TIPS THAT WILL NEVER GO OUT OF STYLE
Summer is my second favorite season when it comes to clothing, gotta love summer fashion. (My favorite season is fall in case you were wondering. I LOVE fall outfits!) I love summer colors, the breeziness of the fabrics, and the freedom to walk past my coat closet for at least 3 months of the year.
You’ll find a lot of style blogs that talk about the latest trends, what’s hot now, what’s no longer in style, and what’s now “in” and what’s out. Since I’m not big on trends, or on purchasing clothing that has an expiration date, I want to share with you some summer fashion tips that will never go out of style. Think classic style, not trends. These style tips will work year after year.
LIGHT COLORS ARE BETTER THAN DARK
Not only will lighter colors keep you cooler (black absorbs more heat), but they also have a better summer vibe. I mean you could wear dark colors such as black, charcoal, violet, or dark blue, but it doesn’t have that light airy feel that is synonymous with summer.
NATURAL MAKEUP IS BEST
If you ask me, nothing is worse than wearing a ton of makeup on a hot summer day. Light and natural makeup is the way to go during the summer season. Put away the heavy black eyeliner, dark shadows, heavy foundation, and dark lipstick. Instead wear pretty neutral eyeshadows, tinted moisturizers and nude, pink, or rose stains and tinted balms.
As for foundation, unless you’re going to a summer event, wear a tinted moisturizer. To add that gorgeous summer glow add a touch of liquid highlighter to your summer makeup routine. Just dab a bit of highlighter to the tops of your cheekbones, brow bones, and the bridge of your nose.
FLOWY TOPS, DRESSES & SKIRTS ARE BETTER THAN FORM-FITTING
The summer calls for light fabrics that float in the wind. To give off the summer lovin’ vibe, opt for flowy clothing instead of anything that is skin tight. Find clothing made in light cotton, silk, chiffon, lace or crochet. This applies to everything: dresses, skirts, tops, rompers, and even shorts.
I advise this for two reasons. First, summer is hot and wearing clothing that is very form fitting will make you and your clothes sweaty. Secondly, flowy clothing and summer go hand in hand.
MAXI DRESSES ARE ALWAYS SEXY
No matter your shape or size. All the stores have them in stock and everyone is wearing them. Maxi dresses are stylish every summer! Don’t think of them as trendy or disposable, because they really are a fashion staple that you can wear every year.
I have a billion maxi dresses that I pull out every summer and I’m always adding new ones to my wardrobe. They are great pieces for achieving that easy summer style.
IF YOU ONLY HAVE ONE HANDBAG, GO WITH A NEUTRAL BROWN
If you’re only going to invest in one handbag for summer go with a neutral earth-tone brown. Look for a summer handbag that is not that structured and that you’ll want to wear over many summers.
Something that goes with every summer outfit you own, and you know you’ll wear it again next summer.
HATS ARE A GOOD IDEA
Everyone should own a hat! If you don’t own one it’s probably because you haven’t found the perfect one for you! They not only make a stylish summer statement but they also protect your face from the harmful sun rays.
I love wide brim straw fedora and rancher-style hats. Those look best on me and offer the best sun coverage other than beach hats. If you don’t know what type of hat looks best on you, take a trip to a local hat shop and have the shop owner help you out. You can DM me on IG as well (www.instagram.com/Sabrina5681) and I’ll help ya!
TOO HOT? BRAID YOUR HAIR OR WEAR IT IN A BUN
Natural curls/coils are sexy and stylish but if you don’t have the time or can’t get your hair to have that perfect look and feel, then braid it or wear it in a bun. I wear my hair curls free but when I need a break, ponytail, bun or I protective style throughout the summer.