Whoa! I can't believe that summer is already upon us!. I don't know about where you're at but we could definitely feel the heat coming full force here in Houston. Summer is no joke in this city. When it comes, for sale it makes sure that its presence is tremendously felt and by that I mean a triple digit weather. However, I am not complaining because I can tolerate heat more than cold.
With the change of season, also comes change in wardrobe. How do you make your closet summer-ready? I have been preparing mine for the past few weeks and I'm so ready, I can't wait to style summer pieces. Out with the old, in with the new! So here are some tips that I'd like to share with you in sprucing up your outfits for the hottest season of the year!
1. Mix and Match with Bright Colors and Fun Prints (Don't Be Boring!)
Summer is all about bright colors and big bold prints. If you have some pieces from summer last year, great! If not, be sure to get yourself a few bright-colored pieces and fun prints that you can mix and match with the other existing items in your closet. For example, neon pink top that you can match with a distressed pair of denim shorts you already have or a floral skirt you can pair up with a basic white v-neck shirt you already got. Of course, simple and easy-to-style summer dresses are also a must. If you already have them from last year, just pull them out for easy access!
2. Get Sandals and Wedges in Every Color and Style (A Little Exaggerated)
For the past couple of weeks, I've still seen people wear boots here in Houston. Now, I know it's Texas but they weren't necessarily wearing cowboy boots so they can go "Yeeeehaw!" What about where you're at? I believe we've had a very long cold winter across the nation but now it's getting hotter by the day. It's time to let the boots hybernate and let wedges and sandals come alive. Don't be afraid to be playful in your shoe department as well. If you can get floral, polka dots, gingham and different colors, go for it!
3. Sunnies Are Your Best Friends!
This is a no-brainer. Sunnies are a must for summer. They are your best friends when the scorching sunlight is smiling bright right at your face. I really think that this should go without saying that in order for your closet to be summer-ready, you must have sunglasses. But what I really wanted to say was that just like the wedges and the sandals, if you can get them in different styles and colors, get them! It's no fun using the same sunnies over and over again throughout the course of summer. Having options is good! Whether it's a Prada or a 'Nada' (A spanish for nothing)…a $100 sunnies or a $1 sunnies from the dollar store, if it can add variety to your collection and you'd be happy wearing them, do so.
Now sometimes even with the coolest, brightest, and most fun outfit, it's hard to beat the heat! I was out the other day and it was raining here in Houston, but it was still hot and humid. Thankfully, I have with me a Bottled Starbucks® Iced Coffee in Vanilla flavor that gave me the boost that I need! Phew!
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