Summer is a beautiful time filled with lazy weekends on the beach, drinking sangrias on rooftops, watching films under the stars in the park, and of course lots of heat. When the sun starts heating up, it’s time to take the layers down but still stay “fashionably cool”.
First and foremost, the number one thing you need to know about dressing for the changeable summer weather is to be a planner. Those who are organized and prepared for the worst are the ones who always win.
Long commute to work? Lots of outdoor walking involved? Wear one shirt and pack your work shirt to-go. Making that quick change in the office won’t only keep you feeling fresh, but it will also save your co-workers from having to suffer through any odd summer smells. When packing your clothes— rolling shirts instead of folding helps avoid too many wrinkles. You can also pack a small to-go sized bottle of wrinkle releaser (quick DIY: put a dryer sheet in a spray bottle with water— works the same as wrinkle releaser).
Layer first then strip
Always start the cool mornings with an extra layer— making it possible to take layers off to feel and look cool. Linen blazers, v-neck
sweaters, and light weight cardigans all make for a great top layer. Bonus: after work during happy hour- you can slip your layer back on for some extra warmth- just in case it turns out to be a cool summer night.
Heading to the beach? Throw a fun summery printed button down over a tank. This can easily be taken off once it heats up, and still looks great to throw back on for dinner on the docks at your favorite sea-food restaurant. Note: bracelets make for excellent beach accessories— don’t be afraid to show off some of your personal style while still “hanging ten” on the beach.
- Roll sleeves for a cooling and relaxed look
- Swap your regular socks for “no-shows” or invisible socks
- Invest in a good bag— be it a beach ready tote or small backpack— you won’t regret it
- Play around with a seasonal scarf— fashion forward and summer friendly
- the FreshGuy