Nothing feels better than the summer sun warming one’s skin after a long, cold winter and crisp spring. If you feel like you’ve been waiting for summer for years, then it’s time to make the most of it and take advantage of every summer day.
Having the right summer wardrobe will keep you comfortable and stylish whether you’re walking the boardwalk on a Sunday afternoon or hitting the town on a Friday evening. Here are five must-have summer wardrobe pieces to make this your best summer ever.
Not to be confused with capri pants, ankle pants taper in at the bottom (similar to a skinny jean cut), stopping at the ankle. They pair well with your favorite pair of heels or flats and can be dressed up with a blouse and cardigan for office wear or dressed down with a t-shirt for weekends on the move.
Summer isn’t always sunny and hot. For those cooler days or evenings with a chill in the air after the sun goes down, pick up a pair of narrow ankle pants. Better yet, pick up a few pairs. This versatile piece can even be worn in the winter with your favorite pair of boots.
Bold, Summer Printed Blouse
Florals came back with a vengeance last year, and the trend remains the same today. Rather than opting for small, delicate florals, look for pieces that have large, bold prints that catch your eye right away. Pineapples continue to be a fan-favorite when it comes to prints with cactuses, cherries, and lemons trailing close behind.
When looking for a blouse, look for a light material like cotton, linen, or chiffon. A white backdrop goes well with a bold-colored print. Look for both sleeveless and capped sleeve options to give yourself a selection for both the workplace and the local farmer’s market.
Maxi Skirt with Slit
Maxi skirts have long been on the summer list of must-have clothing. It’s no surprise since they look fantastic and feel like yoga pants. This summer, branch out a little in style and look for a skirt with a slit. If you can imagine the feeling of a regular maxi skirt with more comfort and a peek of flirtatious fun, you’ve captured the feeling of wearing a slitted maxi.
Look for stretchy cotton blends that allow for movement and air flow. A maxi skirt should feel like a blessing on a hot summer day when the breeze dies down, not a burden.
Tie Front Shorts
Tie front shorts have been popping up randomly over the months on various fashion trend prediction articles. It would appear that those in charge of these predictions are right on the money.
Tie front shorts are perfect for those who want to stay cool this summer but prefer and ultra-feminine or elegant approach to shorts. These shorts usually have a mid-to-high waistline and come in structured fabrics that allow for pleats, giving the shorts a dainty skirt-like look. Find a pair in a bold print to go with a plain top or solid with lace accents to pair with your bold, printed blouse.
Jumpsuits were all the rage in the 1960s and 1970s, and have made a strong comeback on the coattails of the romper trend. Like rompers, jumpsuits offer comfort and consistency, while providing a little more coverage and versatility.
Jumpsuits come in a variety of shapes, colors, and patterns. You can find a jumpsuit with sleeves, strapless, or anything in between. Built-in belts, tie wraps, and accents make each piece unique and fun. Find a style you like for your body type and wear it with a smile.
You now have five fun summer styles to incorporate into your wardrobe this summer. Make each outfit your own with accent pieces and get ready to strut your stuff this summer.