3 ways to stay fashionable during summer

One of the greatest things about summer, apart from the sunny days, vacations, and long night walks, is the fashion trends that it introduces. But if during the cold autumn and winter months we can create tons of combinations by layering clothes and dressing up in fancy trenches, in summer our main priority is to look halfway decent while trying not to melt because of the heat. If you, just like the rest of us, have this problem, let’s try and rethink the way we view summer fashion and learn how to be stylish during these months.

Create a capsule wardrobe

When it comes to summer wardrobes, less is definitely more, so by building a capsule wardrobe out of a few high-quality, natural-fabric pieces, you’ll be ready for anything that may arise during these months. Find two pairs of jeans shorts that fit you well and provide all of the mobility you need, as well as a few white t-shirts, a linen or cotton white dress, and a linen shirt to wear when the UV rays are at their most dangerous rate, and a more fancy dress to put on a night out. Having such a limited number of clothes doesn’t constrain your number of outfits in any way. Think about it like this: with only 3 bottoms, 5 shirts, and 2 pairs of shoes, you can create 30 different looks! This way, you’ll be prepared for any spontaneous trips or city breaks that your friends may have planned for you.

Wear accessories

In summer, especially in the months of July and August when the temperatures are at their peak, accessories can really change the way you look even if you’re wearing the most basic combinations. A good option would be to add a more intriguing detail that would be the focus point to such an outfit. For example, a white cotton dress can be worn with a scarf, like a Celtic scarf with traditional motifs that not only looks good but also protects you from the heat when used as a head covering. Such a vivid Celtic Irish scarf would make a wonderful addition to your summer capsule wardrobe, as it can be worn with almost anything and if you get one big enough, you can even make a top out of it.

Give preference to natural fibers

Although you might be tired of seeing this advice in every single thread you’ve read about summer wardrobes, wearing clothing made of natural fabrics such as cotton, linen, denim, silk, and even wool is key to having not only a pretty outfit, but also a healthy and clear skin. It can get really frustrating when shopping, as there are lots of cute tops and dresses made of synthetic fibers that look awesome on the store’s mannequins and you have the impulse to buy them all, but in the summer, lightweight and breathable clothing is essential. Plus, some of these fabrics, like merino wool, are antibacterial, which means they won’t allow bacteria to grow, so you won’t get that annoying back acne that hurts and ruins any outfit with an open back.