Just like you, we’re ready for a fun summer full of optimism, bright hues and positive energy. Keeping up with all of the fashion trends can be hard sometimes, so we’ve created a little guide with 6 style hacks to save you from the heatwave. And don’t forget the accessory number #1 is a charming fan.
Cotton and linen are the perfect materials for summer.
If there is one thing I’ve learned during the lockdown, it is that life is too short to wear synthetic fibres. And I’m not the only one feeling this way. So, here come cotton and linen. Why? Well, they’re both super breathable, soft and all-natural fabrics. Therefore, when you can, always choose natural over synthetic. In fact, I can’t think of something more stylish and comfy to wear than oversized white linen or cotton shirts, can you? Pair your white top with jeans and statement linen or straw bag for a timelessly chic look.
You can never have enough stripes
There’s nothing more timeless nor classier than a Breton stripe T-shirt and striped button-down shirts. And proof of this is that the history of the Breton look dates back to 1858, when it became the official uniform of the French Navy. Wondering how many stripes the original tee had? Twenty one, symbolizing each one of Napoleon’s victories. This summer, why not take your striped shirt to the beach and wear it over your bikini instead of the usual pareo?
Big comfort sandals
Heatwave means swallow feet, right? The comfortable “ugly shoe trend” is our best friend in Summer. From Birkenstock flat clogs to Fisherman Sandal, you see them everywhere. Additionally, they will transition smoothly to fall when paired with socks. No matter if you choose the traditional models or the ones with chunky tractor-like soles.
Make a fashion statement with an embroidered top
Embroidery can tell a whole story. For example, this blouse by the Spanish label Andion takes you straight to a beautiful garden in bloom. The sentimental value of the design is everything. And the handcrafted stitching brings sustainable and bohemian vibes to any outfit. A romantic embroidered blouse will be like a refreshing wind in the summer.
The beaded necklace
The ’90s have been enjoying a renaissance moment for quite some time now. So, there’s no surprise that the beaded necklace is the jolly accessory everybody has been wearing this summer. From Chiara Ferragni to Harry Styles, celebrities have been obsessing over the piece. It is, in fact, so trendy that Bottega Veneta and Balenciaga have created their own pricey versions of the classic necklaces. So, a simple white cotton dress A simple white dress can be transformed into something special with couple of beaded necklaces. But first, learn with a jewellery designer how to layer your necklaces like a pro.
Summer’s must-have tank top
There’s always that one must-have piece that you need to have in your wardrobe. And this season, it’s the tank top Zoe Kravitz and fashionistas are wearing. It’s an ultimately practical piece that you can combine with literally anything. Style it with jeans, skirts, shorts, you name it. Or just layer it over a bikini or under an unbuttoned shirt for a cool look.
Title photo courtesy And Other Stories