Summer is fun, hot and perfect for playtime, which often means it's the most chaotic time of the year. Add the holiday season and it's certain to leave you in a spin. But if your wardrobe changes are struggling to keep up with your schedule, we've got a few style tips to keep you going this summer.
Our first one is to keep it simple. You can take an outfit straight from the beach to the dinner table with just a few subtle changes. Add accessories and a classic cropped jacket to take that flirty summer dress from casual to nightlife cool.
Summer means you can show off your body, but what if you're worried about showing off too much? The trick is to show off your best features, the ones you're proud and confident to flaunt. Whether that's with a bit of colour or by showing off some skin, the most important thing is that you feel comfortable and confident in whatever you choose to wear.
Accessories are key to changing up your look. Waist-belts are a great way to tone up an outfit. Hair accessories will give your outfit that extra bit of sparkle, and jewellery is a great way to express your look, your way. Changing handbags is a great way to change the tone of an ensemble - wear a cross body bag during the day for that casual chic look, and switch to a slouchy handheld clutch for some sophistication at night.
Maxi dresses are a great, versatile summer staple. You can dress them up with jewellery for a night out or dress them down with simple summer sandals for a day out.
A great way to keep your look fresh all day is by making sure your skin is cool and dry. Try to wash off excess oil and sweat and re-apply lipstick or eyeshadow to give your look that extra impact.
Playsuits and rompers are a great all-in-one wardrobe solution. For an extra touch of sass, wear printed playsuits in bold colours and pair them up with some bright cuffed sandals or heels.
Wedge heels are the shoes of the summer for a reason - they work with anything! Stock up on a few pairs and you'll be able to pull them off with anything from chic shorts to cocktail dresses. The best part? They're so comfortable, they'll keep your feet looking as happy and sexy as you are.
Don't let your frenzied summer appointment book keep you from looking stylish - it only takes a few simple style changes to keep you going all summer long.
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Image credit: Simon Deiner/SDR Photo/Africa Fashion Week 2011/Intisaar