Summer season is going to make a comeback every single year, whether you like it or not. So why not prepare for it in advance? How can you equip yourself with everything that you need to deal with the dog days? Whether it’s accessories you have in mind, tops and T-shirts, unstitched fabric, or a stitched collection, here are seven evergreen fashion tips that apply to all kinds of summer wardrobes.
Tight cuts make it difficult to breathe during the summer, especially during day time. Try sticking to clothes with flowy or baggy silhouettes, and breathable cuts. It always helps to have tiny holes in your clothes to let in air. Materials such as chikankari or lawn can be found in all summer collections as they are more porous and leave room for better airflow. When one walk in the sun threatens to suck the life out of you, culottes, palazzos, loose cut lawn shirts, flowy gowns, and shalwar kameez are your best friends.
Wear Light Colors
Sticking to light colors over the summer is the way to go. When going out in the scorching heat, the last thing you want to do is become a walking talking target for warmth. Dark colors are more absorbent, and end up absorbing far more heat than light ones, which are reflective.
The ideal color palette for a summer wardrobe includes shades that agree with the sun – meaning whereby, those that complement the overexposure. Pastel shades of green, blue, pink, yellow, and peach are considered incredibly feminine, and summery. Yellow color in all shades is a timeless summer classic, as it is the brightest, as well as the lightest color on the spectrum. Plus, what better to shine in the sun than the color of the sun, itself?
Lounge in Lawn
The connection between summers and lawn is so deeply embedded in our minds now that it is often called lawn season! Everybody goes wild for new summer collections, and the last of spring has not even gone by when the lawn clothing catalogs begin rolling out every year.
Today, there are so many boutiques and Eastern wear outlets that people are spoiled for choice, as far as shalwar kameez options are concerned. This is why, it is not only very easy to find clothing options that are unique and as per your style, but you can also choose how much you’re willing to invest in them by looking for stores that fit in your budget.
Stick to Slippers
There is no rhyme or reason to wear enclosed shoes on a summer day unless you’re aiming to get blisters or rashes. The harsh sun leaves no room for additional layering of any kind, least of all in regions of your body that carry the most load. We underestimate how much burden our feet have to bear, already.
The best shoes to wear in the summer are slippers, sandals, or peep-toed shoes. Anything that lets you breathe and gives your toes wiggle room is the perfect summer companion for you. Make sure to aim for more platformed soles, because flats tend to warm up and provide very little coverage while walking on the scorching pavement.
Accessorize for Summer
The best thing about the summer is undoubtedly the fact that it gives you an excuse to bring out all of your summer accessories! The sun is your one-way ticket to wearing the goofiest of hats, caps, bandanas, and sunglasses, so make sure to experiment with your style as much as possible under the guise of hiding from the sun!
Choose No-Makeup Makeup
The most annoying feeling in the world is getting dolled up for a day out and watching your makeup melt away before your eyes within the thirty seconds you spend under the sun. Nobody wants their foundation running down their nose to add insult to injury, after spending an hour beating their face.
The best solution to this, without giving up too much of your makeup routine, is to stick to a light, no-makeup makeup look. All you need is a light coverage concealer, some face powder, mascara, blush, lipstick, and some setting spray to go. Don’t forget to wear a layer of sunblock underneath!
These days, most summer collections primarily focus on launching casual dresses for women, as it is difficult to dress up when the sun’s out. Light colored and casual clothes call for low coverage makeup.
Tie the Knot
When we say this, we don’t mean get married! Everybody knows that winters are the wedding season. We mean tie your hair up! The last thing you want is your hair coming in your face or touching the back of your neck on a hot, sunny, sweaty day.
Your best bet at avoiding feeling hot and suffocated, or getting rashes is by experimenting with hairstyles that require you to put your hair up. Our top picks are high ponies, fishtails, French braids, two braids, two ponies, and buns.