Styling for Summertime
Summer is one of my favorite times of the year…
The weather is warm, everything is green and blooming, and moods are high! It’s also high celebration season, full of gatherings with friends and family. Whether it’s a reunion, wedding, or a picnic gathering there’s basically a party for every occasion, and every occasion needs a celebratory style.
Read on, to learn tips on how to style for summer and be photo ready at every turn!
Lightweight dresses in bright colors, color blocking, floral, and stripes are perfect for casual summer events, especially when you need to be active. Use fabric details such as high-low hemlines, pleats, and (delightfully grown up) soft layers to your advantage and provide visual interest to your outfit.
Toss on a pair of sandals, a chunky bangle, and some gloss and you are ready to enjoy a carefree, yet perfectly Instagram-worthy ensemble!
A jumpsuit or a sheath dress is my go-to selection for summer formal events - it’s just the right balance of chic and comfortable. Choose dresses with patterns or prints and jumpsuits in solid jewel tones to make dressing effortless. The right accessories can take your choice from wedding formal to just-right-reunion or photography session. Some sparkle at the ears or neck is appropriate for weddings and a bold statement necklace or dramatic 70s style hoop earrings are perfect for the rest.
Grab a clutch and your favorite dancing shoes (heels of any height go a long way, if you’re feeling up to it! If not, try a pair of wedges.) and you’re ready to party! Not to mention, this delicious outfit is timeless against a beautiful outdoor summer backdrop. You’ll want to display those photographs on your walls for years to come!
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