The mercury is rising and it’s time to swap jumpers and coats for dresses, shorts and skirts. If you’re ready to embrace warmer climes and you’re looking for inspiration for style updates, this guide has got you covered. Here are some brilliant ways to refresh your capsule wardrobe ready for summer.
Summer is synonymous with bright colours and patterns, but it’s also the perfect time of year to celebrate a love of simple palettes and neutral shades. The beauty of summer dressing is that you can mix and match pieces and outfits to suit your mood or the occasion and try different trends. One day you may fancy throwing on a classic white cotton summer dress while another, you may want to go all-out with colour and opt for a bright pink, yellow, orange or green dress or a vibrant printed co-ord. Choose colours that make you feel happy and suit your skin tone. It’s a great idea to try different colours before you buy clothes to see if they suit you. You may find that you love a piece on the hanger but the colour doesn’t flatter you, or that you assume that a certain shade won’t suit but it looks amazing on. Be open to experimenting.
Catering to different occasions
Summer is a time when many of us enjoy a wide range of activities and social occasions. From chilling out at the beach or the park with a picnic to glamming up for a day at the races or a wedding, it’s important to think about your diary when shopping for additions to your wardrobe. If you are attending an event, and there’s a smart dress code, give yourself time to look for outfits and try different looks. You may want to opt for chic party dresses or floor-length gowns for a formal wedding or a ball, or you might want to explore different ideas, such as a tailored suit or a matching skirt and top. For the races, have fun with accessories and choose pieces that are comfortable to wear. Short suits, lightweight summer dresses and jumpsuits are brilliant options.
Embracing summer trends
It’s always good to add seasonal pieces to a capsule wardrobe to revamp your summer looks and embrace new trends. This summer, the hottest trends include floral prints, bright blues, sheer clothing, crochet, cut-out tops and dresses, sunset hues and fringing.
Accessorising is an easy, affordable way to freshen up your wardrobe. As temperatures rise, swap bobble hats, chunky scarves, boots and dark-coloured bags for sunglasses, statement jewellery, bright clutch, tote or cross-body bags, silk scarves and fedoras, straw hats or caps.
Creating a capsule wardrobe is a fantastic way to ensure you look amazing all year round without spending a fortune. If you’re looking for updates for your summer wardrobe, add bright colours and clean, fresh neutrals and buy pieces that cater to different occasions and events in your diary. Embrace summer trends, try different looks, have fun putting outfits together and switch up your accessories.