Transitioning from harsh winter and chilly spring temperatures into bright, beautiful summer days can feel refreshing and rejuvenating. And for fashionistas, it’s a chance to shed those heavy, restrictive layers and let your favorite pieces shine through!
From dresses and tank tops to shorts and bodysuits — and everything in between — anything goes this season. But with so many styles to choose from, honing your summer look can feel a bit overwhelming. Keep reading to learn a few simple tips to help you master summer fashion this year.
Take Your Look from Day to Night
When the weather gets warmer, hot styles get cooler. And when you don’t need to worry about throwing on layers to stay warm or achieve that cozy look, it becomes much easier to take your looks from day to night. During the day, wearing a skin-baring bodysuit is an easy way to stay cool and comfortable.
Add a pair of cute shorts or a lightweight skirt and you can spend the day at the beach, exploring the city or enjoying a picnic without worrying about sweating in the heat. When the sun sets, swap out those bottoms for a fitted skirt or some skinny jeans for a sexy look that’s sure to wow.
Repurpose Winter Clothes You No Longer Wear
Most of us have at least a few cold-weather pieces that are still hanging in the same spot in our closet we placed them in at the start of the season. If you own a pair or two of jeans, long skirts or denim jackets that you didn’t wear even once during the winter, you can easily repurpose those items into fun summer staples.
For instance, crop your jeans for a classic, yet sexy summer look. And with the help of an experienced seamstress, you can shorten that long skirt into a fun, flouncy mini. You can also cut off the sleeves a jacket and crop the length for an edgy piece to throw over your favorite tank or bodysuit.
Rethink Your Beauty Routine
Your wardrobe isn’t the only thing that needs a makeover when temperatures rise. Indeed, your beauty routine will also need a refresh to help keep you glowing and prevent messy melting makeup on a sunny day.
Start by rethinking your daily skincare habits. If you use a facial cleaner with Benzoyl Peroxide, this may leave your skin extra sensitive to the sun, meaning you’ll burn much easier than you have in the past. But if you can swap out your cleaner without subjecting yourself to major breakouts, do so. Either way, though, start using a moisturizer with SPF.
Another beauty swap you should make is trading your heavy foundation for a lightweight beauty balm, or BB, cream. This will help you achieve a fresh, makeup-free look. Plus, most BB creams have SPF as well, so you’ll have another layer of sun protection.
Mastering Your Summer Style
From creating effortless day-to-night looks and repurposing winter clothes you no longer wear to switching to an effortless summer beauty routine, mastering your summer style is as simple and breezy as the staples you’re flaunting. This summer, don’t be afraid to flex your personal style, whether that means showing a little skin or decking out your outfits in pops of bold color and daring patterns.