Your summer wardrobe requires greater attention than your other seasonal selects. The sunshine will not only affect your mood but also what to wear and with comfort as a starting point as far as both silhouettes and materials are concerned.
Our guide to dressing in summer will explore the most timeless and chic ways to optimize your summertime wardrobe - to transcend seasons and in pieces that make you feel beautiful every time you slip into them!🖤
How to dress elegantly in warm weather
Looking sophisticated and elegant in warmer climates depends on preparation. Looking ahead at the week’s weather report is essential in planning your outfits and dressing optimally for each day. On the warmest days of the week, you can prepare with your most breathable silhouettes that you know have been tried and tested. V-cut necklines and bias skirts are great warm-weather outfit options as the fit is relaxed and comfortable without being too revealing.
1. Opt for loose silhouettes
Throughout summer, you will want to feel comfortable and most importantly cool. Choosing looser silhouettes can still be feminine and chic without clinging to the body and creating excess body heat.
Think tiered dresses, skirts and airy puff sleeves – easily the most on-trend summer options.
A staple that you should invest in your summer wardrobe is a loose kaftan that can be worn loose in the day and cinched in with a belt at night.
2. Select light colours
The best colour palette for your summertime wardrobe will always feature light colours over dark. Spring and Summer are the months where ultra-feminine light blues, pinks and pastels can be utilised to achieve a contrast from your Autumn/Winter capsule.
Timeless summer staples, including a white linen boho blouse and classic cut linen shorts will be reached for again and again as they can be easily transitioned from day to night with a quick change of accessories.
In addition to purely aesthetic reasons, lighter colours will reflect the sun’s rays rather than absorbing them, which will prove to be extraordinarily practical on a hot summer day.
3. Balance your outfit
As short sleeved tops and mini skirts emerge when the temperature rises, a tip that transcends age-groups is to balance your outfit – choose whether you go sleeveless with a longer skirt or wear a mini skirt with a more covered top. Following this rule will ensure that your outfit remains chic and focuses on showing off your best quality’s but not everything in one go.
A timeless summer trend is pairing a maxi skirt with a crop top – this will satisfy the balancing rule while keeping the outfit airy and effortless.
4. Choose breathable fabrics
In addition to choosing loose silhouettes, selecting breathable natural materials should become a non-negotiable when shopping for your summer wardrobe.
We proudly manufacture garments in more sustainable and eco-friendly practices, with a focus on wearability, longevity and timelessness. Our collections feature garments produced in 100% cottons, linens, ramie and viscose. Known for the superior moisture wicking capabilities, natural materials will become a go-to year after year and they remain their freshness even after several washes unlike polyester and other synthetic fibers.
5. Colour pop with print
An elegant way to soften your outfit in summer is colour pop with prints. Colour popping has emerged as one of the stand-out trends in recent years, and for good reason – a splash of colour will make your outfit look more thought after and defined. Summer is the perfect season to don floral prints in bright colours or pastel tones.
A bonus with wearing prints is that you will have a larger variety of options to match the print with – for example a floral print in blue and neutral tones can be easily paired with jeans for a weekend look or a tonal pencil skirt or pants to wear in the office.
6. Invest in classics
The best seasonal fashion tip is to create a capsule wardrobe – this can be repeated throughout the year in each season. Creating a summer wardrobe capsule should be a thoughtful curation of your body’s most suited cuts and silhouettes. This will mean that you will consciously want to wear your outfits again and again – making them great investments.
The top summer-time essentials to invest in include an assortment of timeless, effortless silhouettes that you can put on repeat year after year. A simple summer dress should be on the top of your list, followed by a well-made pair of jeans, a classic embroidery adorned cotton boho top and a vibrant evening dress.
Enjoy the summer in classic style and comfort!🖤