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A Summer Style Guide: Staying Safe in Style

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In the past year, many of us have repeatedly been switching between our PJs and loungewear in the comforts of our home, with the rare exception of dressing up the upper half of our bodies during meetings and other more formal virtual occasions. But with vaccinations underway, and some states loosening their restrictions, a post-pandemic summer outing seems to be on the horizon. And whether you’ve been making summer plans with friends and family as early as last year or are drafting up a fun summer getaway right now, you’ll want to dress the part.

Whether you’re planning on going on a road trip to a nearby province or are channeling your inner jet-setter and traveling to the other side of the world, the desire to show off their style and dress up like the world’s runway is stronger than ever. However, you may think your style’s a little rusty after spending more than a year at home. If you’re struggling to pick out your outfits for the coming season, we’re here to help you out.

Less Is More

One thing that the pandemic has taught us is that decluttering is essential. When there’s so much going on around you, it can be distracting. The same goes for this year’s summer fashion. With temperatures rising, you might not feel comfortable wearing too much of anything, so minimalism is the way to go. This gives you clean, simple, and foolproof looks that’ll have you looking great in the summer.

Contrary to popular belief, minimalism doesn’t mean only wearing black, white, and gray. In fact, you can still rock the minimalist style with any color you like.

Give Your Legs and Footwear Love

Wearing pants in the summer can make some people feel uncomfortable and stuffy, especially if you live in a humid area. This is where one of the most timeless fashion pieces, the miniskirt, comes in. Not only are they lighter and airy compared to certain types of pants, but they also help make your legs look longer and direct people’s attention to your new kicks.

In addition to that, miniskirts come in all sorts of fabrics and styles, so you won’t need to worry about finding something to pair it with.

Lighten Up with Some Pastels

Pastel colors work best in the summer because they reflect light and leave you feeling cooler. The light and slightly muted colors are also easy on the eyes, giving off a calming effect to anyone who lays their eyes on your outfit.

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Feel the Breeze

The 90s are making a comeback yet again with the return of the crop top. With hot and humid weather making even regular shirts feel uncomfortable, the summer is the perfect time to sport the vintage fashion piece. Not only are they airy, but they can also go with different clothing pieces, from high-waist denim skirts to an oversized blazer.

Bring Back that ’70s Sunshine

This year is seeing a blast from the past with another comeback, this time from the 70s with the use of yellow and camel-colored clothing and accessories. Combining these two colors adds dimension to your outfit and gives you a variety of ways to style yourself, no matter what kind of clothes you’re wearing.

If you’re not a fan of wearing yellow clothing, you can also mix up your outfit by wearing yellow accessories to accent your outfit.

Don’t Cringe, Pick Fringe

Bored of lugging around your things in an out-of-style bag? A nice fringe bag might be the one for you. While it may seem over the top for others, it’s the perfect addition to your ensemble if you want to turn heads and look chic while doing so. They often come in many different styles, from handbags to totes and even sling bags. That’s not even the best part about it. You can also rock a fringe bag any time of the year. If you’re looking to add it to your cabinet, brands like Kate Spade have these bags available online in different styles.

Keep a Cool Head

Another vintage style piece making its way back into the fashion scene is the headscarf. If you want to live your 50s and 60s dreams, this is the perfect way to do so. Not only are they fashionable, but they also help protect your hair from harsh elements like dust, pollution, and the sun. You can style it by wrapping it around your head and under your chin or wearing it like a bandana, and if you want to switch up, you can even tie it around your bag or making it into a kerchief.

Fashion is one of the best ways to express ourselves, and there’s no better time to show off your style than this summer. Whether you have vacation plans or want to have a mini fashion show at home, you can’t go wrong with these summer fashion trends.

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