Summer Staples for 2010
As I sit to write this the sun is shining outside and already people are breaking out their summer wear. Here’s how to look good this summer by updating your wardrobe with a few key pieces.
The best way to look fresh and modern in warm weather, keep cool and look chic regardless where you are is to keep it layered and light.
Here are some key pieces for summer
Shorts, this staple piece had a makeover this season and came in various cuts. For the most daring you have the hot pant, definitely for the body confident. Alternatively, the boy short/short shorts or tap pant for those that don’t want the bum hugging look of the two previous options.
If you feel that shorts are not really for you then you can opt for a variety of summer trousers, when it comes to trousers the choice of cut is up to you. For a long, full cut, everyday wear then stick to a wide legged linen trouser. A different option is to go with a pair of cuffed khaki’s which would look great paired with clogs or brogues. Printed trousers were really key this season, just remember not to overdo it or you’ll end up looking more circus than chic.
For separates you need something to wear with them, meaning your top is integral to your summer outfit, for maximum comfort during warm weather look for a tee in cotton linen mix fabric.
Maxi Dresses are perfect if you’d prefer to avoid separates, make sure you go for a light flowing fabric and stick to neutral and earthy tones. If you really want to glam it up with a maxi dress take inspiration from the catwalk and look for one with a high split for a sexy evening look.
Shoe wise it is all about sky high wedges or clogs, if you’d prefer something flat look for some crisscross sandals or gladiators and go with a bag in a neutral tone. Remember accessorising can lift the most basic look so try dressing up with earrings, necklaces and bracelets.