Wardrobe planning guides: Choosing summer clothing

Great tips for choosing summer clothing.

When planning your summer wardrobe there are a few essentials to remember—Heat, Skin and Fashion. Summer is an easy, laidback time, so show it with your savvy clothing choices. With these three key components, looking great in the summer has never been… hotter.

Casual Separates

Summer is finally here and knowing what to buy is essential to summer fashion. Shop for shorts –you’ll need denim, khaki and even white shorts. Capri’s are also a must. A black and white pair is a wardrobe basic essential and you can dress them up and down. Focus on buying lots of little tank tops in bright hues that you can wear alone or layered. Skirts are also a fun way to add spice to your summer wardrobe. Sundresses are also a great way to look casually chic when the heat rises.

Light Fabrics

Wardrobe planning guides Choosing summer clothing Wardrobe planning guides: Choosing summer clothing

Wardrobe planning guides: Choosing summer clothing

It’s important to buy clothes with fabrics that breathe like cottons and linens, which are available in every style of clothes from dresses to pants. You don’t want to appear as if you just went through a heat wave this summer, so light fabrics are the only way to go. You’ll appear cool, even when the outdoors is not.

Color and Patterns

Add a blast of color and flowery feminine patterns to your wardrobe, with basics to off set the look. If you are wearing a flowery shirt on top- it would look flawless with white or beige Capri pants.

Work Clothes for summer

Even with summer fun work doesn’t stop. Choose business styles with flair. And, don’t forget the lightweight blazers in fun light colors to look crisp and professional.

Mix n’ Match

Be smart when choosing your wardrobe. Buy clothes that can be worn to several different summer occasions and events – think graduations, barbecue’s, weddings and even theme parks. Remember you can make any outfit appear dressier or more casual with the accessories you choose to go with it. And, you’ll save money when you mix and match style and find that inner creativity you didn’t know you had. You’d be surprised how many different looks you can create with a few key pieces.

Lifestyle Look

Take a look at your lifestyle when planning your wardrobe for summer. Don’t buy a bunch of clothes you wouldn’t use on a day-to-day basis. Always keep this in mind when searching for new wardrobe pieces and be realistic about clothes you’ll really need and wear. Are you sports minded? Then buying lots of dresses probably isn’t for you. However, one or two will likely get you through a hectic summer wedding season. Are you completely urban? Then buy clothes that fit your face paced lifestyle.


It’s inevitable; you’ll be showing some. Choose summer styles that look good with your body type. Also, take note that bright summer colors look great when skin is tanned and any type of tan mind you is fine – faux or real. However, if it’s a real tan, don’t forget the sunscreen. You’ll feel better in any summer fashion with your skin glowing.

Updating a summer wardrobe can be fun. Don’t forget the lightweight jewelry – think hoop earrings and your favorite handbag (with the bamboo handle) to tie your favorite summer looks together.

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