Spring is here, which means it’s time to start storing our fall and winter clothing and breaking out our shortie shorts, summer dresses, and oversized sun hats. While you may feel like you’ve got your spring and summer wardrobe locked down, you might be on the other end of the spectrum and in need of a serious revamp. While family budgets vary from household to household, there are some small additions you can make to your closet to update your look and wardrobe completely. Let’s look at some of this summer’s must-have wardrobe pieces to keep you looking and feeling your best.
Natural Fabrics Are “Cool”
To make sure you stay comfortable while looking fabulous too this summer, stick with natural textiles. While a lot of fast fashion is manufactured using synthetics, resist the temptation to purchase clothing not made of natural fabrics like linen, 100% cotton, or silk. While you may end up paying more for these items, they’ll not only last you longer, but you’ll feel cooler (temperature-wise) all spring and summer long. You’re purchasing more sustainably, so it’s a win/win/win/win.
Speaking Of Comfort
Your body isn’t the only thing you want to keep comfortable during the spring and summer. Foot comfort is essential, especially since you’ll be walking along the beach, exploring new cities on vacation, and so much more. Investing in a quality pair of slide sandals for women will go a long way in keeping you comfortable but looking fantastic too. Slides have been “in” for years now, and they don’t seem to be going anywhere. Whether you want a puffy cloud slide style or a more elevated look, there is a broad spectrum of slides out there, so search until you find one that speaks to you. You also want to make sure you have a solid pair of heels that pair with your summer dresses and skirts.
High Rise Shorts
With the length of shirts seeming to get shorter and shorter, a pair of high-rise shorts are a must-have this summer that can quickly update your wardrobe and make the rest of your clothing more versatile. If you don’t feel comfortable in high-rise denim because it’s more rigid than linen shorts or cotton, stick with fabrics in which you’re comfortable. The most versatile color for your shorts will be an olive/”army” green shade, as it pairs with virtually anything. High-rise shorts are a must for those dog days of summer, so find the perfect pair now before they’re sold out in your size!
You’ll be spending a lot of time outdoors as the weather warms up, and you may even have some seriously late nights. Oversized sunglasses are perfect for covering up dark circles when you’re too tired to put on an undereye concealer for a park playdate for your children. Oversized sunglasses also protect the delicate facial skin around your eyes from sun damage. In addition to protecting the skin, you’ll likely be squinting when you’re in the sun, leading to premature aging around the eye area, causing the wrinkles known as “crow’s feet.” Invest in a pair of designer sunglasses as they’ll be more comfortable and last longer than their cheaper counterparts. On the flip side, if you know you’re prone to losing sunglasses, stay within budget and purchase a few more affordable pairs.
The Perfect Maxi Dress
Maxi dresses have been on the fashion scene as long as designers have been designing because they’re flattering on every body type. Maxis look great on virtually everyone. They can easily be dressed up to take your daytime outfit to something suitable to wear to a dinner out or another more formal event. With switching your shoes, adding jewelry, and perhaps lipstick, your daytime maxi is a gown. If you haven’t found the perfect maxi dress yet, make this your first mission for your warm-weather wardrobe.
While it’s tempting to go out and buy all the latest trends you see on social media, television, or magazines, play things smart and save your money for all the vacations you want to take by adding the items mentioned above along with an authentic Gucci handbag to your spring and summer wardrobe, you’ll feel revamped and refreshed and look fabulous. Happy shopping!