A Guide to the Perfect Summer Outfit

With summer fast approaching, this is a good time to have a look at what you’ve got in your wardrobe that you can wear in the sunny days ahead. Summer dresses won’t need to be replaced unless they no longer fit, because they generally don’t conform to the strict design principles that dictate current fashion. So you won’t look out of style in last year’s dress, for example. Accessories also date pretty well, but you might prefer to ring the changes by getting some new sustainable shoes or clothes to go with your accessories, or some new accessories to go with your favorite dresses.

Making allowances for the weather

Whether it’s blazing down with sunshine or not, it’s still going to be hot outside, so loose-fitting, lightweight cotton are the best material for helping to keep you cool. If you don’t like dresses, choose lightweight pants and tops instead. If you’re out in the sun, wear long sleeves and keep your skin covered as much as you can to prevent burning – the lobster look is never in fashion! It’s also a good idea to have a matching wrap or over-sized shirt that you can slip on if it turns chilly, which is not unlikely especially in the evenings.


Shine like the sun

Summer is the perfect time to wear bold, bright colors and combinations. Yellow is always a favorite, and being warm and cheerful like the sun itself is a perfect way to celebrate the warmer weather. Don’t be afraid to match a bright dress with bright shoes – now is the time that you can carry off those bold statements, so there’s no reason not to go the whole way with your outfit. Sandals are best for the hot weather, as they allow your feet to breathe. Hot feet make the rest of your body feel uncomfortably warm, so pretty sandals or at least breathable sneakers will be much more comfortable.


Just like your bold colors, summer is a great time to wear bright and beautiful jewelry. There are many choices out there, so start your hunt for the perfect earrings and matching necklace on a site that has a good selection to choose from like Blomdahl USA. Sunglasses are an essential, not just for fashion but to protect your eyes from the sun, too. Choose a pair that flatter your face shape and match or contrast with your bright summer colors. Swap your leather winter purse for a light linen number to keep the summery theme going and keep everything as light as possible. You don’t want to be lugging a heavy old black bag around with you in the heat. A sunhat is sensible to shade your head from the sun, and can also finish off the look of your outfit.

Now you’ve got your perfect summer outfit ready – sunshine yellow dress, matching wrap, pretty sandals, wide-brimmed hat, cool shades, and all finished off with some complementary jewelry. Of course, you don’t always have to wear yellow, how about a sky blue or the deep green of trees in summer? Stay cool, protected and keep everything light and you’ll look and feel great this summer.

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