With summer well on its way, it’s time that you got your wardrobe ready for your social media snaps. We’re a generation that thrives off likes, comments and shares, meaning that we must be on top of our game when it comes to the summer months.
It doesn’t matter if you’re bold in your dress or more reserved, as there’s something for everyone in this year’s trends. You need to upgrade your wardrobe, and we’re going to help you do it. The guide will also give you top advice on how to dress your best for all types of escapades — from crazy festivals to lavish pool parties.
Which materials to wear?
You can give off the best image when you’re comfortable in what you’re wearing. To achieve all-round comfort in the hot weather, there are a few materials that you can wear that still make you look your best.
It isn’t a well-known fabric, but 37.5 technology can be life-changing for some. The last thing you want when the sun is shining is to feel out of place, or even having to go to the excessive lengths of changing your outfit. So, this technology has been designed to combat the issue of perspiration patches.
In fact, this technology has the ability to work with your body and determine whether you need warming or cooling. As well as this, the vapor stage allows it to move moisture out of the clothing before liquid sweat can form — perfect for those who like to keep active as well as sunbathe.
Or, you can always rely on cotton to keep you cool. It is very soft and breathable due to how light it is — which in turn enables the heat generated by the body to escape properly. As cotton is so popular among fashion retailers, it is a very viable option for your summer wardrobe shop.
Another material that’s suitable for the summer is rayon. This is made from a mix of cotton, wood pulp and other natural or synthetic fibres. The fabric has very thin threads, which allows it to breathe more than other fabrics, as well as being quite light to prevents it from sticking to the skin.
Outfits to wear
You can be expected to be invited to many summer events when the sun comes out. So, what should you wear for each?
A pool party
Whether you’re ultra-confident or like to be more reserved when you attend these types of events, there are plenty of options for you to choose from. When it comes to swimsuits, pastel colours are in this season and it’s important to remember that the lighter you go, the more heat repellent you become. This can ultimately make you feel more comfortable on your outing. However, just because light colours are sun-repellent, it doesn’t mean that you can bypass sun lotions! Don’t be afraid to pair your swimsuit with a silky-cover up that can be easily put on and taken off when you please.
How can you look your best at a pool party? We recommend wearing microfiber polyester shorts, and because they absorb more water than polypropylene and nylon — you can opt for bright colours.
When it comes to the shirt, you want to go for something opposite to your shorts; so, if you go for bright shorts, go for a dark shirt. You should go for the tropical-look to present those true summer vibes.
A coastal stroll
If you’re heading for a walk on the beach, you want to be wearing light and breathable material. We recommend wearing a beach dress that is made up of viscose materials and go for something that is predominantly dark but has flushes of bright, bold and beautiful colours in. Pair these with loose-fitted sandals that can be easily removed when you’re venturing out into the water.
Going for a walk on the beachfront? Go simple but effective. When picking your shorts, go for a fitted chino-style that are made from cotton, as this will undoubtedly compliment the rest of your outfit and prepare you for the rest of the day if you decide to visit restaurants or a pub. Pair your shorts with a plain top and wear a pastel-coloured shirt on top without buttoning it up, as this will help you show off a mix of materials and colours. When it comes to deciding on your shoes, pick white!
Go all out for a festival and let your creative side show! Dressing for a festival all comes down to personal preference, however, there are some recommendations that we must give. Every festival goer should think about carrying a light backpack that can be easily carried around to hold your personal items, such as your smartphone, charger, purse and keys. You don’t want to be wearing a dress at a festival, as this could potentially be trampled — opt for cottoned shorts that are spacious enough to let you dance the day away, as well as a light vest top that allows your body to breathe. For your shoes, go for something flat like converse or buckled sandals so your feet do not get tired!
Similar to the girls, you can show off your quirky style at a festival. You have the ability to be as creative as you’d like — but here is what we think you should be wearing to stand out from the crowd. You want to wear a bright and bold silk shirt that has lots of patterns on it; something unusual that isn’t commonly worn every day. It’s not just the girls who can have fun and dance the day away; you can too by wearing comfortable cottoned shorts that aren’t too tight on your leg. For your shoes, go for white trainers that can complement the rest of your outfit.
How will you be dressing this summer? Tell me in the comments section below!