8 Style Hacks for a Summer Like No Other
Get ready for an exciting summer filled with optimism, vibrant hues, and positive energy. We understand that keeping up with fashion trends can be daunting, so we’ve curated a helpful guide featuring 8 essential style tips for summer to keep you cool during the heatwave. And remember, the top accessory you need is a captivating fan (we love this one from El Corte Inglés) ensuring you stay stylish and comfortable all summer.
1- Cotton and linen are the perfect materials for summer.
If there is one thing I’ve learned during the lockdown, it is that life is too short to wear synthetic fibres. And I’m not the only one feeling this way. So, here come cotton and linen. Why? Well, they’re both super breathable, soft and all-natural fabrics. Therefore, when you can, always choose natural over synthetic. In fact, I can’t think of something more stylish and comfy to wear than an oversized white linen (this from Zara is gorgeous) or cotton shirt, can you? Pair your white top with jeans or statement linen trousers (say hello to summer with this unique Alémais trouser) and a straw bag for a timelessly chic look. The Loewe straw bag is perfect for “quiet luxury” fans, and here is a very nice cheaper option.
2- You can never have enough stripes
There’s nothing more heritage nor timeless than a Breton stripe T-shirt and striped button-down shirts. And proof of this is that the history of the Breton t-shirt dates back to 1858 when it became the official uniform of the French Navy. Wondering how many stripes the original tee had? Twenty-one, symbolizing each one of Napoleon’s victories. No wonder the striped top has become a summer staple in the wardrobes of all chic French girls. This summer, why not take your striped shirt (this Arket shirt is our favourite) to the beach and wear it over your bikini and also paired it with your pareo?
3- Big comfort sandals
Heatwave means swallow feet, right? The comfortable “ugly shoe” is our best friend in Summer. From Birkenstock flat clogs to Fisherman Sandal, you see them everywhere. Additionally, they will transition smoothly to fall when paired with socks. No matter if you choose the traditional models or the ones with chunky soles. However, in this summer of 2023, you can take a stylish leap forward with flip-flops. Remember the Dior Pre-Fall 2023 show in Mumbai, where all the models rocked luxurious dresses and palazzo pants paired with flip-flops! We love this flip-flop from Toteme and also this chunky sandal, both on sale!
4- Make a fashion statement with an embroidered top
Embroidery can tell a whole story. For example, this blouse by the Spanish label Andion takes you straight to a beautiful garden in bloom. The sentimental value of the design is everything. And the handcrafted stitching brings sustainable and bohemian vibes to any outfit. A romantic embroidered blouse will be like a refreshing wind in the summer. And an extra tip: choose tops with crochet and English Broderie details to allow even more air to flow through your clothing.
5- A Summer Hat is Your Best Friend
Doesn’t everyone rock a hat at the beach these days? But you know what? Hats are a seriously crucial summer accessory, even in the concrete jungle. A trendy straw hat not only keeps your head cool but also shields you from that scorching sun, preventing any chance of sunstroke. Plus, it’s like a shield for your skin against those harmful sun rays. And let’s not forget, it adds a touch of style to any outfit, giving it that extra oomph. Whether you go for the classic Panama hat or this gorgeous Jil Sanders hat with a killer crease, never step out without a hat. Here is a similar from Toteme.
6- For Those Who Don’t Have a Gap Between Their Legs
Rocking a skirt or dress during summer and strolling around can be quite a struggle for those without a thigh gap. While sweating is a natural part of the body’s mechanism to regulate temperature, the friction between the legs can cause skin irritation. That’s when I rely on wearing shaping shorts underneath my outfits. This gem from H&M is perfect for summer as it boasts a lightweight material. With this handy trick, you can bid farewell to any pesky issues associated with sweaty legs.
7- Summer’s must-have tank top
There’s always that one must-have piece that you need to have in your wardrobe. And this season, it’s the tank top Zoe Kravitz and fashionistas are wearing. It’s an ultimately practical piece that you can combine with literally anything. Style it with jeans, skirts, shorts, you name it. Or just layer it over a bikini or under an unbuttoned shirt for a cool look. The tank tops from Toteme in white, black or taupe are perfection.
8- The beaded necklace
The ’90s have been enjoying a renaissance moment for quite some time now. So, there’s no surprise that the beaded necklace is the jolly accessory everybody has been wearing this summer. From Chiara Ferragni to Harry Styles, celebrities have been obsessing over the piece. It is, in fact, so trendy that Bottega Veneta and Balenciaga have created their own pricey versions of the classic necklaces. So, a simple white cotton dress A simple white dress can be transformed into something special with a couple of beaded necklaces. But first, learn with a jewellery designer how to layer your necklaces like a pro.
In a Nutshell
Equip yourself with simple wardrobe essentials to conquer the summer heat waves with style and grace. Embrace natural fabrics like cotton and linen, perfect for keeping cool in soaring temperatures. Opt for blouses and dresses featuring cutouts or crochet details for a trendy and refreshing look. Prioritize comfortable and spacious footwear to ensure your feet stay comfortable, even if they swell. Don’t forget to don a sun hat for sun protection during the scorching heat. For those who struggle with sweat between their legs, consider wearing shaping underwear shorts to prevent skin irritation. Lastly, make sure to pack a fan and a water bottle in your straw bag for a refreshing boost wherever you go.
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