When it comes to experimenting, dressing up, there is absolutely no better playground than summer. The season is like a blank warm canvas waiting for you to fill it with as many colors, styles and prints as you can. In order to lend a helping hand in making you the chicest, hot(test) child in the city, we come with five amazing style tips, so snag them and rock them all summer long.
White shirts have gotten a seriously fun makeover, and the once staple item of the corporate world is now here to conquer the street style scene. Unbutton it a bit, show off the collarbone and add a subtle gold necklace or a chic silk neck scarf for that touch of flair. Don’t settle for jeans, (although they make a killer combo with a white shirt too). Summer calls for color, so and if red is yours, embrace it with a pair of red culottes. These pants look great on everyone; they have that casual chic quality to them, and the just above the ankle length makes the legs look even longer, especially when accompanied with a pair of simple strappy sandals. A touch of nude can be found in a solid tote, and you are ready for any and every time of day and occasion.
Girl of summer
Stripes have definitely stood the test of time and this season they come not only to play, but to win the breezy, beachy summer game. Bare the legs, but also the shoulders, and make it even more fun with some ruffles. Flat sandals are definitely your best choice, whether you are sipping a cappuccino on a gorgeous terrace, or going for a lunch date. Throw in a crossbody bag instead of a clutch (equally elegant, but frees the hands) and with a cute hat to top things off, you will be oozing the ultimate girl of summer vibe.
A touch of drama
You put on a simple grey shirt and a pair of your most flattering jeans. It’s good enough, but there is something missing to elevate the outfit. That something is a long, bold and vibrant kaftan. This garment has enormous, almost magical powers of turning a fine but kind of bland outfit into something powerful and dramatic. Its best feature is that it’s so conspicuous and chic that you can wear the simplest, most casual outfit there is, like a white tee and cut-off denim shorts, and you will still manage to turn heads when you walk by. Nude, block-heel sandals in a neutral color, with a solid tote to match, and you are good to go, all effortlessly flamboyant and all.
Classic with a twist
We are all well-aware by now that jumpsuits are absolute fashion chameleons. They can be playful, super chic and elegant, but always providing you with a look of timeless class. If you thought that black is not a summer color, think again, because a black jumpsuit is the perfect choice for evening cocktails and outdoor parties. It is simplicity at its finest, however, for a bit of twist, why not master the art of headscarves? They keep the hair away from the face, accentuate your facial features, and give the look that perfect, trendy retro vibe.
One garment to rule them all
There is no clothing item more powerful and more feminine than a dress, and even more so if it’s a backless, full-skirt maxi dress. While florals may not be exactly groundbreaking, they have the power to take one’s breath away. For that reason, this is the type of dress that you should wear to impress and knock someone off their feet, make their heart skip a bit (accidental rhyme). The best part, it doesn’t only look stunning, but it gives you a lot of movement, makes you feel sexy and comfortable in your own skin, which makes it the perfect garment for a romantic summer night. Not that anything could turn the focus from a maxi dress, but just to be on the safe side flat sandals and a small clutch in nude are the way to go.
Peter is a beauty and fashion editor at Bonafide Supernova and High Style Life magazine, living between UK and Australia. Follow Peter on Twitter for more tips.