It’s Time to Start Prepping Your Summer Wardrobe (Yes, Now)

It’s official, fall is over and winter is very slowly giving way to spring. Summer is still a few months away, but that doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t start preparing for it now. A good rule of thumb when it comes to building your wardrobe is to start a few months in advance, so you aren’t scrambling at the start of the season.

Many people like to put together their seasonal wardrobe using a combination of current trends and timeless essentials. While some of last year’s clothes will likely work, it’s best to go through what you have and make sure that everything fits and works well for the upcoming summer. Chances are, you’ll have to do some updating. 

Here are some tips that will help you to get your wardrobe ready for the upcoming summer, and in plenty of time.

Loose, Light Clothing

Your clothing shouldn’t just be fashionable, but it should be practical as well. If you look and feel uncomfortable, then you won’t look your best, no matter how stylish your clothes are. Summer clothing should be designed to keep you cool and comfortable during the summer heat.

This means that you should stick with light-colored clothing, as they reflect the sun’s rays rather than absorbing them as darker tones would. This means that they won’t add an extra layer of oppressive heat. As for the colors to choose, bold bright columns of block color have proven to be bang on trend this year. 

If you don’t like this look, however, never fear. Elegant and simplistic clothes are just as fashionable and might be more your style. No matter what you prefer, it’s best to wear something that you personally like so that you can feel comfortable in it. Following the trend is enjoyable, but you shouldn’t go with a trend that you don’t enjoy.

As well as being light in color, your clothing should be made from light, breathable, and loose material. Tight clothes can look great, but they can cling uncomfortably to your skin and cause you to sweat, which never looks good. For example, instead of wearing dark, heavy denim jeans, wear loose flowing trousers which look elegant and feel wonderfully refreshing.

Summer Dresses

Dresses are pretty, and they’re perfect for special occasions and formalwear. But dresses are also perfect for a more casual option during the warmer months of the year. They’re so much more cooling than trousers or even shorts, as they let the air flow freely. 

Recently, midi dresses have been very popular, but maxi dresses are back on trend which means that you can enjoy the sleek and flowing elegance that they provide. A summer dress is a wonderfully simple answer for those days when you don’t know what to wear. 

Even though dresses are simple to wear and to style, they add some nice femininity to your look. They’re perfect for many different occasions, from casual everyday wear to smart casual outfits, to something where you feel the need to put a bit more effort into your look. 

You could also go for a nice skirt and top combination, which allows you to mix and match different clothes for completely different looks. A skirt with a blouse can look very professional, but the same skirt can be completely casual when paired with a fun t-shirt and the right accessories. 

Swimwear

As well as the sun, summer brings the perfect opportunity to go for a dip in the pool or to even make your way to the beach where you can enjoy the soft sands and refreshing sea. This means that you’re going to need swimwear. 

There are so many different options out there, ranging from high waisted bikini bottoms and a matching top, to tankinis, swimsuits, and even swimming shorts and skirts. You could also pair your swimwear with a cute beach dress which will keep you cool and give you something to wear at a beachfront cafe. 

Whatever style you prefer, be sure to go with something that you’re comfortable with. Confidence is the best thing that you can wear. Also, if you’re planning on going to the beach, then be sure to take some sunscreen with you. Nobody looks good with a nasty burn. 

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Swimwear doesn’t just have to be what you choose to wear while swimming. Well, that is what it is, but you can always inject a healthy portion of fashion into your swimwear as well. Everything you wear is another opportunity to express yourself. 

Accessories

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Accessories are the secret ingredient to every outfit, all year round. Summer accessories are no different. Let’s start with jewelry. A lot of accessories can stick to your skin to the heat, as well as create a confusing look rather than a sleek and elegant one. 

A statement accessory like hoop earrings or something similar will have a great deal of impact, while being more comfortable and less obtrusive in the heat. Boho fashion, if that’s what you prefer, might work well with a few extra accessories, but stick to natural materials that don’t get uncomfortable in the heat. 

A vitally important summer accessory has to be the summer hat. Some people don’t wear hats in the summer, but a wide-brimmed light hat can do wonders for your comfort and for your look. A hat will keep the sun out of your eyes and can keep your face and neck nice and cool, especially when the sun is beating down on you. If for whatever reason, you aren’t wearing sunscreen, then a hat will also protect your skin from harm.

You might also want to swap out your shoes for the summer. Boots, closed shoes, and even sneakers can feel oppressive on hot days, while sandals and flip-flops are far more comfortable and allow your feet to air out. 

If you’re just going to the beach or by the poolside, there’s nothing wrong with flip-flops. However, leather sandals can come in all shapes and sizes and are more classy than flip-flops, making them more suitable for different occasions.

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