Summer is officially here. Maybe not for those of us living up north though. It does not mean
you won’t get the occasion to enjoy a bit of sun. Yes, it is holiday time! You’ll finally be able
to show a bit of skin after being buried under layers and layers of clothes.
If you are worried about what’s in this season, what you should have in your closet and what
should never leave it, don’t be. Let me help you make your summer fashionstatic and take
you through this summer style guide.
1. Ditch cotton, chose linen
Cotton is mainstream, boring, used and reused. Take risks. Try something new. And if you
think you could never wear linen for any reason, think again. When it comes to summer heat,
linen can’t be topped. Consider it your best friend for this season! Why? Linen is light,
elegant and has a deliciously naturel feel to it. It comes in many colours, is fashionable and is
so refreshing. Linen blazer, t-shirt, dress, trousers, you have such a large choice. You can only
look good while walking on the promenade!
2. Don’t be afraid of loose-fitting pants
I know styling loose-fitting can be tricky. I also know that they don’t enjoy a really nice
reputation amongst fashionista. Some styles can look really unflattering but really, you want
to put all these behind you. Loose-fitting pants are the one pair to have for the warm months
ahead. Tuck your top in and be ready for any occasion. The fashion-forward look works for a
night out with heels or a day around town with flats.
3. Stack and mix & match
Accessorizing is like the spice to any outfit. It transforms a simple dress into something
classy, glamorous or chic. One dress can be accessorized in so many ways, it’s like having
many different dresses. Wear a watch if you need to catch a train. Stack loads of bracelet to
glasses! Heads up, it’s time to make your entrance.
4. Meet your new bestie the woven bag
Woven purses are summer’s must-have style. Whether it’s actual wood, leather or straw, they
are beyond fashionable. They are a popular go-to when it comes to toting around your
belongings on the beach but you can actually wear this summer-friendly item beyond the sand
and surf. We know that you won’t spend your nights on the beach but rather on the terrace of
a bar, drinking colorful cocktails. Woven bags are versatile. Choose a colorful bucket bag that
will fit all situations.
5. Pastel is the new black
Obviously, pastel looks are absolutely fabulous for home décor. I am sure most of us spend a
fair amount of time on Pinterest luring at all those so pretty home arrangements. Pastel looks
are also great in an outfit. The colours can fit both winter and summer but we have to say,
they are light and fresh, so really, they are better for summer. You can mix and match them,
contrast them with dark colours or even wear them with prints. They are so versatile. And a
new addition to your shopping list.
6. Make stripes the hero of your summer wardrobe
Anyone saying stripes are hard to style does not know what he or she is talking about. Stripes
go with any colour and will make any fabric look badass. They sure will make you look like a
chic Parisian. They are a classic look and a timeless piece but they also give you the summer
vibes. Ever heard of that famous sailor shirt that all those French boys wear while walking on
the promenade, or anywhere else really?
7. Become a hat person
Summer is the perfect season to have fun with fashion and you may be surprise by how a hat
transforms a look. On the practical side, you won’t need to style your hair and the hat will
keep your hair away from your face in case of wind. If you’re on holiday somewhere sunny (I
really wish you are), a hat protects you from the sun. I know you don’t want to look like Al
Pacino, but really, a hat will make you stand out and make your outfit look more elegant.
8. Get a maxi dress
Get one or two this season. I don’t think you can survive summer without them. They are so
comfortable, work practically for every body type and look oh-so-amazing! They also fit all
occasions. Going to the beach? Wear your swimsuit underneath. Need to do some grocery
shopping? Your woven bag is your new best friend remember. Need to go for drinks? A maxi
dress is chic, classy and versatile. Believe me, you need one.
9. The little white dress
Let’s all agree on the significant role the little black dress has in your wardrobe. Finding the
perfect LBD is like finding ‘The One’. But they aren’t the discussion today. Let’s talk about
her lesser-known, the little white dress. She is like the LBD warmer weather rival, a go-to
summer staple and can literally be worn with everything. She is white. Everything goes with
white! The little white dress is a summer must-have. That’s all.
10. Treat your feet with espadrilles
Espadrilles are the shoes you need to wear this summer. Why? So many reasons. They feel
like summer. You would not wear them any other time. They literally go with everything from
shorts to dresses. They fit any situation. Going to the city? Perfect. Going to the beach?
Perfect! You really can’t go wrong. They exist in so many colors, patterns and fabrics. Even
Chanel launched their own pair! So do yourself a favor, and get your own!
Obviously, nice swimwear is an essential part of summer but I feel like they would deserve
their own blogpost.
Hope this guide will help you through choosing your style for this summer and that you know
what to pack now. Heading over to the beach? So am I, soon, in Corsica. You’ll get a taste of
Cheers, see you soon.