How To Lighten Up Your Wardrobe For Summer

As the days get longer and warmer; monochrome and dark colors within your wardrobe have less of an appeal. However, it can sometimes be difficult to incorporate brighter and lighter hues into your everyday attire. If you have a large collection of winter neutrals and darker shades; you’re in luck, as these are versatile colors that can be paired with pretty much any other shade! So it’s time to open your wardrobe doors and make some room for vivid brights and pale pastels.

 

Classic Pieces

Just because you’re adding an influx of lighter clothing into your wardrobe for summer, doesn’t mean that you have to buy throw-away fashion that will only last you until autumn. Investing in new clothes is always an opportunity to think carefully about what you’re missing in your closet, and, more importantly, what you’ll continue to wear when the days begin to get colder again. Classic cut silhouettes, in pale shades, like a crisp shirt or elegant blouse, will lighten up a darker pair of skinny jeans, and if the fit is perfect for your body, you’ll be able to wear it all year round.

The same goes for jeans, skirts, and trousers; keep the cut of the clothing classic, and ensure it flatters your body, then consider the color of each garment. Pastel blues, light taupes, and even white, are beautiful shades that will lift your wardrobe from cloudy to sunshine in no time. Pale colors are also easy to pair with an array of hues, prints, and patterns and can become staple parts of your closet.

 

Statement Items

Statement items are often a way to have fun with fashion. If you’ve seen a color trend or print in all the latest glossy magazines; accessorizing is the perfect way to add that influence into your wardrobe. Don’t shy away from brighter shades because you feel they won’t go with anything; remember you have that neutral and monochrome palette in your closet already, and it’s waiting for that yellow tee you’ve been dreaming about or those teal heels.

If you feel like taking baby-steps into summer; jewelry is another route into introducing hot-weather colors to your look. Adding watery, aqua hues with a Roman glass pendant or ice cream pastels with a few bangles are just a couple of examples of how to lighten up your outfit and rock a trend at the same time. Start layering pieces together in the mirror, and see what works for you.

 

Subtle Shades

If you know what you like when it comes to your style choices, and don’t feel like adding a hot-pink summer dress into the mix, then great news; you don’t have to! Maybe you could add a hot-pink nail color instead, or a fuchsia lip. There are plenty of subtle ways to add that pop of summer to your favorite clothes and ensembles, and it’s so much fun experimenting to see what works. Check out Pinterest for some bright lip color inspiration.

Also, remember you don’t have to go bright with color; just lift and lighten some of the items that are hanging on the wardrobe rail. If you have a favorite style of jeans, simply try them in a lighter shade of denim; the same goes for tops and accessories too. Don’t buy pieces just because they’re on-trend; invest in fashion that will make you feel and look great, but, try the mint-green color instead of the charcoal option.


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From Day to Night: The Ultimate Summer Outfit Explained!

Summer is a great season to style. It can be as easy or as complex as you want to it to be, but each outfit can look flawless with very minimal effort. The key to a great summer look is remembering the weather. It can be hot and humid as well as surprise you with unforeseen rain showers, so it’s vital you dress for the weather you have. But this doesn’t mean you have to be boring with your choices. I thought I would explain the ultimate summer outfit that can take your look from day to night without any need for a change.

 

A Maxi Dress Can Take You From Day To Night

The ultimate summer “go to” item is the maxi dress. It works for all body shapes and heights. It’s the most versatile dress you can wear. It can be dressed up or down and have many different styles. It can be quite fitting and body hugging if you want it to be, or it can have a much looser fitting. How you style it can depend on where you are going, but it doesn’t take much to transform this basic into something special.

Flats Look Great In Summer

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Accompanying your maxi dress could be a great flat shoe. Many people shy away from flats because they find heels much more flattering. But in summer, you can give your feet a break as a flat shoe is just as stylish with summer fashion. Especially with a maxi dress. You can wear a sandal that has some embellishment on it, or something more simple and plain. The main thing to think about in summer is that the heat can make your feet swell. So it’s vital that you stay comfortable.

Statement Jewelry Will Transform Your Look

A statement piece of jewelry can make your look so different. It’s as simple as adding a colorful necklace to a plain maxi dress, and your whole look is instantly transformed. Considering pieces from brands like Diwah would be recommended. The more colorful and bright the jewelry the better the look can go. You can take this time to be more adventurous with your choices.

 

Don’t Forget The Other Accessories

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While on the subject of accessories, try and not forget the other important features. Things like a decent bag and a great pair of shades would be a good place to start. Sunglass shopping can be difficult, so try and pick a pair when you are with someone who can give you an honest opinion. You may find that you end up picking a style that doesn't suit you.

Natural Makeup Will Always Be A Winner

Finally, summer is the perfect time to rock a natural makeup look. This means wearing a BB Cream instead of a heavy foundation. It might mean adding a bit of bronzer to your cheeks to give yourself a natural glow. A flick of mascara and a bit of lip gloss and you are good to go.


I hope this has inspired you to create your ultimate summer look.


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