There is a certain freedom and insouciance to summer dressing. We can pair down, wear less and defer to something easy, breezy and light.
Although I’m a big fan of the throw-on-and-go look of an easy summer sundress, there are some fun ways you can reinterpret your hot-weather staples, so you can stay cool while still looking effortlessly chic at the same time. Here are some of my favourite ways to dress down this season.
The classic white tee
Most of your favourite brands will have a classic white t-shirt in their lines, and for very good reason: they’re timeless! Find one in a lighter, iridescent fabric, but stick to a crisp white. (They look so casually cool and a bit sexy.) Either layer the tee under a favourite sundress (for a street style, trendy take) or wear it with a pair of your biggest and bold statement earrings.
The new take on the Fanny Pack: The bum bag
The new bum bag is a polarizing trend this season, but rest assured these are not the handbags of the ‘80s. From Zara to Prada, the take today is far more sophisticated and modern. I love their versatility and functionality, you will love that it’s hands-free for those sweltering hot days. Pair them casually with denim shorts, or throw it over a cute sundress. It’s hard not to look hip!
Tie a headscarf
I absolutely love wool hats in the fall, but come summertime? No thanks. Instead, pull out your silk scarves and tie around your hair for a look that can be polished or bohemian. (They also work magic on those days the humidity is doing your hair no favours!)
Also known as the Canadian tuxedo, the denim-on-denim look is big for the spring/summer season and it’s actually quite easy to pull off. There’s really no true formula. The trick is making sure you wear different washes: mix light blue with a more saturated navy, white with black, or grey with vintage. Need inspiration? Look no further than Versus Versace or Tibi.
Pops of Pastels
Pink, lemon, lilac and robin’s egg blue are fashion’s prettiest shades for summer. Wear the colour in unexpected ways: a pleated skirt, linen boyfriend jacket or bow-front blouse.
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