Maximize your summer enjoyment by purchasing new summer outfits that can be worn in the years ahead. You’ll want to make the most of your fashion dollars by choosing versatile pieces that’ll work into fall, and not be so trendy that they will be gone by winter. Check out some cool slimming summer outfits on WhoWhatWear (http://www.whowhatwear.com/slimming-summer-outfits/slide2).
Here are 4 summer outfit ideas for women that’ll keep you looking fashionable for the seasons ahead.
- Choose neutral colors for clothing, and bright colors for accessories. If budget is a concern, choose neutral colors such as black, white, beige, and white for your main clothing items, such as jacket, pants, blouse, and skirt, while choosing bright bold colors for your accessory and accent items. You’ll be able to purchase bright bold accessories to change up your outfit, but that won’t break the bank if the color goes out of style in a year or two. Accessories that can be rotated around include scarves, jewelry, hats, shoes, and bags. Bright bold colors to get this season can be fuchsia, red, orange, and turquoise.
- Match your jacket with skirt or pants. Match your coat or jacket to your pants, for example, burgundy, beige, or black. With the addition of a blouse or top, you’ll have greater versatility in creating more different outfits than if you had a variety of colors in your wardrobe. Your outfit will look pulled together by combining the same colors, even though you made little effort to do so. To make it easier, you can keep similar colors of clothing in one section of your closet, saving you aggravation early in the morning, when you’re too tired to coordinate.
- Use what you already have. You can use your current clothing as the core of your wardrobe, while adding new clothing options each season, to create exciting new outfits. Clothing trends don’t change that fast, and chances are no one will know that you’re wearing a jacket and skirt from three or four seasons ago. You may even be able to pull out a few items from ten years ago, as clothing trends cycle around again. Everyone will wonder how you’ve achieved being stylish, when the latest trend isn’t even in the stores yet!
- Even dresses can be accessorized. Go ahead and purchase that new summer dress, as it can be accessorized too. Add a new belt that matches with shoes and handbag. You can also switch around your jewelry if you’re worried that everyone will notice you wearing the same dress for that summer gathering the following week. Chances are they won’t, but mix up your accessories anyway. One of the best ways to change the look of a dress is to wear a different sweater. You may also wish to add a hat and sunglasses for an outdoor gathering. An airy scarf wrapped around neck, or used as a belt around the waist will create a different look too.