Have you noticed that most people look a lot happier in summer? Has it got anything to do with people wearing more colour? I think so! My experience of street style in summer is that most people do try to incorporate some colour in their outfit choices, which is so refreshing to see!
As we enjoy the lovely summer heat, most of us will likely feel like shopping to top up our summer wardrobes. However, with so much choice in the shops this summer, it is extremely easy to get carried away and buy pieces that you many only end up wearing once or twice. I am a big fun of classic styles that last; key pieces you can wear from year to year that never go out of fashion. Apart from sunglasses (which I know most people will have!), I have listed the 5 Main pieces you will need for your summer wardrobe:
1.THE WHITE OR CREAM SUMMER DRESS
A top wardrobe staple! Because white and cream are neutral colours, you can pretty much guarantee any colour of accessory will match perfectly! Choose a dress style that flatters your body shape and feels comfortable. I love a-line styles for my triangle body shape. They look classy and feel very comfortable round my hips.
2.THE COLOURFUL BAG
I couldn’t help it. There had to be some colour somewhere! A shoulder or basket bag in a bright colour such as red is sure to transform the overall look of your summer outfit, without making you look too colourful. A simple coloured bag can take your look to a whole new level!
3.THE TAN SANDALS
Tan is a colour that everyone can get away with on shoes and it looks stunning in summer. Tan goes perfectly with blues or any neutral colour. Opt for comfortable tan sandals with some colourful patterns to add some flare to your outfit. Tan sandals particularly look great with skinny jeans or anything blue!
4.THE STRAW HAT
The straw hat definitely has to feature on my top list of summer essentials. As well as using it as a fashion statement, wearing a straw hat will shield your face and protect you from those harsh UV rays. Anything that prevents premature ageing has to be priority! Experiment and find a hat in a shape that suits you. A neutral colour will work well with any outfit. Avoid hats made out of 100% paper as they don’t tend to pack well (for holidays) or last long! A combination of paper and polyester is more durable and travel friendly.
5.THE TRIBAL NECKLACE
A tribal necklace in a style you love can make all the difference to your outfit and add a boho-casual feel to any look. The tribal necklace is perfect for wearing on summer dresses and sleeveless tops.bal necklace in a style you love can make all the difference to your outfit and add a boho-casual feel to any look. The tribal
necklace is perfect for wearing on summer dresses and sleeveless tops.
So for your next shopping trip, make sure you have the above pieces on your shopping list. Always opt for quality over quantity and don’t scrimp. These pieces will take you a long way!
What are your favourite go to summer pieces?
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