While the heat can hamper some of our most ideal summer outfit ideas, there is certainly a way to find comfort even in the scalding heat. It can be difficult to find style advice tapered to your personal taste when summer allows for almost any type of clothing. To remain practical for any plans, whether it be a trip to the beach, a drive-in movie, or a trip downtown for some iced coffee, you can incorporate your favorite pieces into your summer wardrobe with creativity.
The basis of your most eye-catching seasonal look is usually thought to be the clothes you first put on, but if you focus your aesthetic around some of your most trustworthy accessories or shoes, you can bring a vibe to the scene that nobody else can match.
Try beginning with details like a bold bracelet or a necklace that makes a statement. Once you know your color palette according to these aspects, completing the look can be simple by using classic, neutral colors, or playing with textures. This summer has been predicted to bring a feminine, Victorian essence with flowing silhouettes and airy material. Sounds perfectly reasonable to me, considering we have begun with sweltering temperatures!
Another tactic I like to bring to the table when experimenting with my summer harmony is combining opposing dispositions with each piece I add to my outfit. Instead of pairing your traditional sundress with a pair of wedges and earrings, try contrasting it with a baseball cap and matching sneakers. A tie-dye headband can complement a lace bralette better than a sheer shirt at times. This can be a risky endeavor, but when done right, will give you originality and allow for you to multitask in the same look.
No matter how you choose to spend your time this summer, it is crucial that you can freely enjoy your time in the sun feeling beautiful without restriction. To avoid falling back to the ever-so-easy crop top and high-waisted shorts (which is truly a flattering, vintage-inspired choice), I encourage you to step outside of your boundaries and advance your summer style to the next level. Stay true to your own style, but don’t be afraid to take risks and explore—which is what summer is all about, right?
Nevertheless, any outfit you put together will rule the day when worn with confidence.
Enjoy these hot days and share your most daring, carefree looks with us by tagging @CFashionista.