Breezy days, warmer temperatures, and afternoons spent soaking up the sun are what summertime is all about. Couple that with chic silhouettes in lightweight fabrics and you’ve got the perfect formula for the balmy months ahead. From classic designs that you’ll wear season after season to of-the-moment pieces you simply won’t be able to live without, this summer’s offerings will grab your attention, regardless of your style as there’s something to suit everyone.
Much like its heeled counterpart, the flat mule has a distinct ’70s vibe that is both glamorous and a bit boho chic. But, unlike the stacked version, this style is much more suitable for strolling. Thanks to its nonexistent heel and open back, the flat mule is ideal for everyday wear during the warmer months of the year. This season’s styles are inspired by bluchers and oxfords, which, as Bustle points out, adds a fun and quirky pop to any look while remaining pretty classic. Wear with skinny jeans, cropped trousers, or culottes to draw the eye to the fabulous flat mule. As you guys know I’m obsessed with my Gucci mules so this style is definitely my go-to favourite of the summer.
A staple of ’90s fashion, the slip dress is back in a big way for summer 2016. Wear it solo for a slinky, skin-revealing finish, or layer a simple tee or button-up beneath the strappy number for an ensemble that’s a hint more reserved yet still perfect for beating the season’s heat. Look for a style that falls at or below the knee to avoid the just-rolled-out-of-bed effect and opt for one in a neutral colour for a timeless finish. Lyst’s dresses collection is a helpful place to look for a full display of the season’s trends, given that it pulls designs from luxurious silk slip dresses to lightweight linen from across the industry.
The pros of the midi skirt are many. As Glamour writes, the mid-calf length is elegant in a subversive way: so ladies you’ll be pleased to know you don’t have to shave too much of your legs to wear it (making it one of the only summer styles to check this particular box off), and it flatters virtually any figure. Whether you’re drawn to a voluminous pleated style in a shimmering metallic or a more subtle pencil silhouette in a soft suede, the midi skirt looks great when paired with a slouchy tee and canvas trainers or a silk blouse and classic pumps.
A modern twist on a classic style, the slip-on sneaker offers all of the comfort and versatility of the average pair of trainers, but with a bit more flair. Featuring a sleek design that’s more casual than a flat, this trend perfectly fits summer’s lax attitude. Ideal for girls who are always on the go, no stopping to tie up laces! The slip-on sneaker comes in a wide variety of colours, fabrics, and prints to ensure every preference is met. Plus, Huffington Post notes that this trend even meets the criteria for your work wardrobe. Pair with a skirt or dress for an office-friendly shoe that doesn’t leave your feet numb by the end of the commute home.
What is your favourite wardrobe staple this summer?
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