Summer chic inspiration
Time to bare all! Let’s face it, for most of us summer is the only time of year we get to show off our legs, and hopefully get a bit of a tan. Luckily, flaunting your legs is perfectly acceptable in a summer chic outfit. Go for a pair of tailored shorts, in a classic striped print or linen fabric, and get ready to show off your bronzed pins. Keep the look chic by styling with a loose fit blouse or button-down, or go for a classic tank top and cropped jacket combo. After all, half the battle to achieve a summer chic look is to make sure your outfit is balanced and you’re not showing off too much skin. Finish with a pair of pretty sandals, and you’ll look like you’ve got legs for days!
Summer represents a happy, colourful and carefree time of the year, so we love a cute print that will really highlight that light feeling. A pretty floral print is definitely a favourite of ours, but we equally appreciate a classic stripe, or simply a bright block colour (styled with more paired down shades). A floral print shirt dress is chic yet casual and works for just about anywhere and anyone. Equally, a long linen dress in a bright colour or neutral knitwear dress, looks amazing paired with classy leather sandals and the right accessories. We can almost taste that crisp Provence rose already!
In terms of colour, the choice is yours. The wonderful thing about classic summer chic dressing is that it doesn’t adhere to strict fashion trends, so as long as your pieces are well-made, tailored and not too flashy, your choice of colour is all up to you. You will however often see classic colour combinations of beige & white, navy & white, monochrome black & white and pops of colour in between. One of the biggest trending colours of the year is orange, and that just so happens to look amazing with beige and white! Plus, it’s the perfect colour to show off a summer tan. Don’t forget, this summer is also the season of colour-blocking and of coastal grandmother style, both of which would fit in perfectly with the summer chic style.
Ultimately, summer chic dressing is all about enhancing your best features and going for quality over quantity. Pair down the accessories, go for a glowy yet fresh summer makeup look and choose clothing that flatters your shape, and you’ll be well on your way to nailing that perfect summer chic look. You are the hero of your own story, so it’s time to release your inner summer goddess!