Dressing in Stylish Summer weather is a lot of fun but it presents its own unique challenges. Keeping cool when the heat is on whilst following the latest fashion trends is a tricky balance. If your day-to-day look is mostly monochrome then Summer’s colorful outfits can also come as a bit of a shock. However fear not, as this Summer style guide should help you stand out yet retain your own signature look. You can do stitched dresses online shopping in Pakistan easily after this guide.
Summer Style Guide
Whether it’s a flamingo print skirt, oversized sunglasses like these ones from Fendi, or pom sandals, Summer is the perfect time to be quirky. Set yourself a challenge to make people smile with your outfits.
These will reflect the sun and help you to keep cool. In particular, white will absorb less heat than darker colors and also has the advantage of coordinating with almost every other color. Pair it with navy and red for a nautical theme or tan for a boho vibe.
Summer Capsule Wardrobe
A classic striped Breton t-shirt, a shirt dress, and ballet flats are Summer classics that will never go out of fashion. Talking of shoes, t bar sandals elongate the leg whilst espadrille wedges are handy if you’ll be attending a polo match or garden party as you won’t sink into the grass!
A simple white top will go with everything, from jeans to monochrome skirts – just remember to wear tan underwear if the fabric is slightly sheer. A one-piece swimming costume like this one will flatter most body shapes thanks to its stretch matte fabric, while the front strapping detail adds interest.
There’s nothing worse than clothes sticking to your body on a hot Summer’s Day so to avoid this, stick to loose-fitting items such as cotton maxi dresses and wide-legged linen trousers. It’s surprising but a long maxi dress will actually keep you cooler than a mini skirt and top.
Freely flowing clothes are so much more comfortable when the temperature rises. Avoid corset tops, tight pencil skirts, and body con dresses in the heat. However, if you like your outfits to have an extra definition, then consider a Velvet Dress Design that will cinch in a loose camisole top.
Cotton, linen, and silk are all breathable fabrics that will help keep you cool in dry heat or humidity. Cotton has some interesting variants like seersucker and chambray for a stylish look.
In terms of man-made fabrics, synthetic blends work well in humid climates whereas rayon is ideal in dry conditions as it’s so lightweight. Pakistan also produces the best quality linen dress design.
Mosquito Proof Clothing
If you live in a country where mosquitoes are rife or if you’re traveling to a destination that is prone to bugs, it’s a good idea to opt for long-sleeved shirts and maxi dresses or trousers in the evening when they are most prevalent. You might also consider investing in mosquito-proof clothing such as the Nosilife range, for extra peace of mind.
An insect repellent spray that can be used on clothing is an absolute must!
It’s essential to protect the eyes from the sun’s rays so invest in a good pair of sunglasses with UV protection. In Europe, for example, sunglasses displaying the CE mark allow no more than 5 percent of UV rays below 380 nanometres through.
Elsewhere, they are often labeled as UV 400, blocking all UVA and UVB light rays up to 400 nanometres. If you’ll be doing any water sports then consider investing in polarized, wrap-around sunglasses for added protection. As for watersports clothing, a UV rash vest is indispensable if you have a tendency to burn in the sun.
Sun cream should ideally have a Sun Protection Factor of at least 15, which will block 93 percent of UVB radiation, however, the ideal is an SPF 30 or above, blocking almost 97 percent of harmful UVB rays. Make sure to reapply it every few hours or each time you come out of the sea.
We often forget to protect our hair from the sun’s glare but if you want to keep it looking shiny and well-maintained then slick on a specific UV hair protector or wear a hat.
Whether you’re at home or abroad, accessories will prove very useful in Summertime. A wide-brimmed hat will keep the sun off your face and neck and add interest to your outfits.
A colorful scarf like the colorful ones from Missoni can be used to tie your hair back off your neck or as a belt if you’re packing light. Heavy bags with thick straps will feel so uncomfortable in hot weather.
A tote bag in canvas or jute is indispensable for the beach. If you’re doing some city sightseeing then a small cross-body bag will be useful.
A sarong will come in very handy if you need to cover your shoulders whilst visiting churches or temples and you can also wear it as a skirt or even a top. In terms of beach accessories, there are some very stylish round towels available these days and inflatables are the must-have items of the moment.
If you don’t fancy lugging one on your travels, you can even hire them at your destination these days!
Summer Beauty Routine
Do you adapt your beauty routine in the Summer months? It’s certainly worth thinking about as what works in Wintertime won’t be as effective in hot weather. In terms of skincare, we like products with built-in skin protection such as the innovative Dr. Russo SPF 30 Sun Protective Day Cleanser.
Swap your heavy Winter night cream for a lighter serum and if traveling, stock up on makeup and nail varnish remover pads. Parts of the body that haven’t been exposed for months will be on show so invest in a manicure or pedicure.
We particularly like gel manicures for their long-lasting, low-maintenance effect. In terms of Summer make-up, have fun with highly pigmented eye shades but change your Winter foundation for a lighter tinted moisturizer.
Cream and gel blusher tends to work better in the heat than the powder version and a tinted lip balm is a great alternative to lipstick. As for perfume, now is the time to consider a lighter fragrance such as a bespoke creation from Experimental Perfume Club.
Lightweight Travel Accessories
The key to traveling light is to start with your luggage. It’s worth investing in a lightweight suitcase such as the Samsonite Lite-Shock Spinner with personalized engraving.
At only 2.5 kilos for the 75 cm model, it will leave you plenty of luggage allowance for your belongings and holiday souvenirs! Opt for lightweight fabrics too such as viscose and silk and avoid clothing with heavy beading and embellishments.
For electrical goods, check with your hotel or apartment in advance of traveling whether they have the necessary items available. If they don’t and you can’t live without them, purchase a travel-sized version of your hairdryer and styling irons. By the way, do you notice my Venice skirt? It’s great fun to choose outfits that match the destination that you will be visiting.
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We hope you’ve found these Summer outfits ideas useful. Let us know in the comments if there are any Summer beauty and fashion tips that you would add and tell us what item of clothing you can’t live without in Summertime.