5 Outfit Ideas To Wear This Summer

Do you ever just get style stuck? I wonder is it just me or it’s a God given fact that when summer is in full weather custody I get so sartorially repetitive I can’t stand it. My summer outfits suffer and so does my fashion sense. Here to testify is only my latest Instagram post reviling the one summer outfit combo I can’t shake off if you paid me.

Yes it all sounds so vain, I’m aware, but it’s frustrating. And since all good things start with a list and a few drinks, I bring the list, you go get yourself a drink, enjoy this post, pin it, save it, screenshot it… for those days when you’re too lazy or just #OOTD un-inspired.

1.Summer Outfits: TEA DRESSES

What started off back in the ’50’s as home dresses evolved today into summer’s prettiest trend of them all. Tea dresses are usually mid-length, very casual but quite versatile so you could rock one to the beach or to dinner as well. They come in wild prints, bright colours, summer fabrics, wrap-dress designs, slits, spaghetti straps, cap sleeves, mini, long, midi, flirty, loose, more fitted. The sky is the limit. Tea dresses are summer’s biggest hit and a fave perk of the hot weather.

STYLE TIP:

Chose a printed tea dress in the most flattering colour ever, and style it with espadrilles and a tote bag for a very summer coastal vibe. 

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2. Summer Outfits: Slip Dresses

Okay, not a new fad, but certainly one I haven’t milked property and one that still gives me some 90s goosebumps. Fashion wise I think the slip dress is a staple. Period. Therefore, it only comes natural that we can style it a gazillion ways: slip dress over t-shirt, slip dress with sneakers, with sandals, with freaking flip flops if you want, silky slip dresses for evening, high slits, low cuts, naked backs. Lawd help us, it’s the dress of all dresses.  More so, you can layer it with jackets over, or tees and all sorts of fitted bras and bustiers underneath.

Contrary to its thin fragile frame and fabric it’s a solid piece for all year round outfits. Hello slip dresses with a high slit X thigh high boots.

STYLE TIP:

A red silky slip dress is the bomb this summer. pair it with white sneakers for a very cool eclectic style or stiletto sandals for an evening steamy situation. 

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3. Summer Minimalism

The older I’m getting the more I find what once used to be so boring, incredibly classy, luxe and sophisticated: minimal looks are my #1 challenge and coveted style. It’s hard. I used to wear rings on all fingers, and think that one chunky necklace was so minimal. These days I struggle to keep only 3 dainty rings on my fingers and wear just my gold medallion necklace. I must confess I sometimes find this minimal business boring af. Anyway, debate aside, minimal looks are classy, and they’re the best go-to outfits for office. The easiest trick to do summer minimalism is to basically do monochromatic looks. (or just 2 colours).

Something about an all white, or an all black look, with just a bag, a watch, and a pair of shades for accessories (okay maybe some well placed jewellery. one piece for the sake of ol times) – is the epitome of great office style. Shoes wise the good news is head-to-toe colours look amazing with heels as well as flats. Try some very sleek and polished ballet flats for example.

Summer time also means bright colours: reds, pinks, yellows. This season I have a thing for orange and yellow.

STYLE TIP:

Pair an all white look (white culottes X sleeveless white structured top) with just one piece of gold jewellery and a massive office bag in black, with as big as your head sunglasses and you will be running the world in no time.

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4. POPLIN SHIRTS.

Some trends I love, some I chose to only pin, not wear. Why? Beats the hell outta me. When it comes to this year’s biggest top trend I think we can all agree the crown goes to the statement shirt aka the poplin shirt. It’s a nice little thing tbh: it has a great fabric which can make you look fat on fat days, and keep you sweatier on hot days, it has so many ruffles, and bows, and strings, and laces, and peplums, and big sleeves, and more bows, and more ruffles that Rihanna’s 2017 Met gala’s dress has got nothing on you. Oh, and everyone’s wearing one these days.

I love it on all these cool bloggers, and cool people out there, but I’ll pass for now. It’s too damn hot outside for piles of fabric hugging me. However, I will keep it in mind for autumn. Hopefully by then all the fashion victims will be bored with it.

STYLE TIP:

If you’re gonna wear one, go all the way, and pick it in baby blue, with peplum, ruffles, big sleeves, a wrap-like design, maybe some cut-outs. Wear it with dainty jewellery and denim jeans. 

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5. Summer outfits: CUTOFFS. 

Can we all hold hands and do a happy dance now? Cutoffs to fashion and summer are like wine to me. It can’t live without me and I without it. It’s one of those things you know, you put a pair of vintage high waist cutoffs on and whatever else you decide to wear them with, will look amazing. Crop tops, bustiers, cami tops, statement shirts, tees, blazers, oversized blouses, hoodies, tank tops… everything will look fab! Shoes wise it’s exactly the same, although tbh I never really argued in favour of cutoffs and crop top and stilettos. Too much. But if you can make it work and look chic, not cheap, I’m in.

STYLE TIP:

A pair of high waist vintage cutoffs worn with a simple white top is the definition of simplicity and coolness. If you can pull this off, you have fantastic style. 

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Hope you enjoyed this and don’f forget to share it and pin it for those less style-creative summer outfits situations.

xoxo



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