With summer upon us, it’s time to talk about summer fashions. While some have their typical summer wardrobe full of staple pieces, others are still figuring out their personal style. Creating a summer collection starts with thinking about what your individual style is, or what you want it to be. This particular season is perfect for experimenting and playing with colors, patterns, and silhouettes.
When you build the perfect summer wardrobe, you’ll never find yourself with an occasion and nothing to wear, from brunches to beach days.
We’re breaking down our five important tips for building this year’s summer wardrobe.
- Build Your Basics
Trends come and go, but quality basics are truly forever. With a key collection of t-shirts and tanks, you can transform nearly any outfit into a casual weekday or weekend look. Styling them with a silk skirt or under a colorful duster coat can help ground the outfit and turn it into your ideal daytime look.
When it comes to your basics, it’s all about quality. A well-made t-shirt not only lasts longer but will elevate your entire outfit. Throw it under a slip dress for a great daytime outfit, or tucked into a pair of high-waisted jeans for your next beach day.
- Find Your Favorite Denim
Shopping for denim can be challenging, especially if you’re unsure which fit and style suits you. While this may take some experimenting, once you find the right brand for your body, stick with it. A couple of pairs of quality denim will last you summer after summer — and if you’re feeling adventurous, you can experiment with different washes and even colored denim.
- Don’t Be Afraid of Color
Summer is the perfect season to add pops of color to your wardrobe. The best part? You have the freedom to decide how much color you’re comfortable with and where in your ensemble it fits, whether it’s a printer sundress, a tie-dye Azzyland face mask, or a boldly-colored purse.
- Accessorize, Accessorize
Accessories are one of the best ways to add personality to your summer wardrobe. And just like adding color, it’s up to you how you want to incorporate them into your outfits. If you’re not afraid of color and bold patterns, scarves or chunky jewelry are a great way to add your personality if you prefer to keep your clothing neutral.
If you prefer to keep your summer capsule on the minimalist side, simple gold jewelry is a popular choice. It’s up to you how much of a statement you want your clothes to make or your preferred level of subtlety.
- Focus on What’s on Your Feet
A great shoe can elevate even the simplest of outfits. If you’re feeling a more feminine style, a colorful strappy sandal can add personality to your ensemble. If you prefer to prioritize comfort, you could experiment with a platform sneaker for an edgy summer look. With so many summer shoes to choose from, there’s something for every style.