Confused about what to wear in the sweltering heat? Thanks to our new and improved style handbook, you’ll be mastering summer’s top trends in no time.
DO Play with Color
What better time to experiment with color than the sunny days of summer? If your usual look is monochromatic and muted, select accessories in bright, bold shades to get a taste of artful pop.
DON’T Underestimate the T-Shirt or Shift Dress
Effortless dressing starts with the new throw-on-and-go T-shirt or shift dress. It doesn't get any easier than this.
DON’T Get Lost in Oversized Silhouettes
Easy, breezy and flowing fabrics are ideal for summer weather, but don’t get lost in slouchy, loose-fitting silhouettes. Instead, opt for one relaxed shape, either billowy pants or an oversized T-shirt, to fulfill a cool and casual vibe.
DO Consider Lightweight Leather
Layer on a lightweight leather piece to get the most out of this sumptuous fabric year-round. Laser-cut and perforated treatments make this trend suitable for summer.
DON’T Be Afraid to Show a Bit of Skin
Strip down this season and show a little skin to alleviate some of that sticky feeling. Opt for the now-classic crop top paired with a high-waisted bottom to avoid baring too much tummy.
DON’T Stop Wearing All White After Memorial Day
You can forget about that dated fashion faux pas that stipulates wearing white is a no-no after a certain date. Instead, wear white all season long to feel and look fresh, light and airy.
DO Try Bold Sunglasses On for Size
3.1 Phillip Lim
Shield your eyes from the sun in style and step out of your comfort zone by test driving a new pair of bold sunglasses.
DON’T Shy Away From Matching Separates
Get ready to coordinate this season as your closet turns to matchy-matchy separates to create an effortless uniform look.
DON’T Pack Your Boots Away
Zadig & Voltaire
Add a little edge to sweet summer shorts and sundresses with badass boots that make a statement.
DO Wear Overalls
Take a walk down memory lane in grown-up denim overalls reminiscent of your carefree childhood.
Megan Correia is a freelance fashion, beauty and lifestyle writer and editor extraordinaire hailing from Canada. After packing her designer bags and moving to the other side of the world on Australia’s Gold Coast, Megan received her Journalism degree to put her fashion knowledge and gift for the written word to good use. While always perusing the latest and upcoming fashion and beauty trends, runway collections and style stars of the season, Megan’s flair for fashion sparked a whirlwind expensive love affair with handbags and now considers herself to be a true bag snob. When she’s not trying to break the record for most Louis Vuitton bags owned, you can find her creating conversation on Twitter and Instagram.