We’ve all been there. We’ve got that big event coming up. Whether it’s your best friend’s daughter’s christening, your cousin’s wedding reception, or your boyfriend’s Uncle’s birthday BBQ – it’s the summer, our wardrobes are giving us headaches, and we’ve not got a clue what to wear. Do we dress up, do we dress down, or should we just not bother going at all? The struggle is real. I hear ya, sisters. Here’s 4 ways to style an outfit for a summery occasion.
1. Dress up a white tee.
In summer, you can’t go wrong with a classic white t-shirt. No matter what the occasion. White looks smart, it stands out in the sunshine, and it compliments any other hue.
I was heading to a Baptism when I wore this outfit, the sun was shining, and I needed to look dressy without going overboard. I chose to pair my white tee with a floaty floral skirt. Essentially any pattern looks summery with white, but I just can’t resist a good floral print! #sorrynotsorry
2. Add colour.
Who wants to stick with neutral colours in the summer months? The sun’s out, the days are longer, and everyone’s happier – so why not choose joyful colours to wear? If you do decide to go with a white tee, like moi, then make sure you add at least one other bright colour to your outfit.
Personally, I went with a blue, coral and green combo skirt – then I picked out green to accent through my handbag and jewellery.
3. Accessorise to the max.
Speaking of accessories, when it comes to summer outfits, go big or go home. Seriously. I ain’t lyin‘.
Adorn your white tee with a bedazzling necklace, or throw on some bling in the form of your earrings and rings. It’s the best way to take your outfit from “I’m going food shopping” casual to “I’m looking fabulous at an event” smart casual real quick.
4. Apply a bright lip.
It’s okay to tone your face down if you’re going to be out in the sun all day and you’d rather wear your lightweight tinted moisturiser with SPF instead of cake your skin in foundation. However, if you’re going to keep it simple with the face and the eyes – because there’s a good chance you’ll be wearing sunglasses – then go bold with your lip.
Pick a colour from your outfit and then choose a lipstick that will compliment the whole outfit. For my summery occasion, I went with coral. Coral is the perfect summer hue and looks kick-ass with white. It also looks great if you colour block it other loud-and-proud hues, such as blue and green in this case.
Whatever you decide to wear for your summery occasion, wear it with pride. And that confidence will shine through, making you the most unstoppable gal in the room.
White Tee – NEXT
Floral Skirt – Topshop
Nude Sandals – Primark
Green Handbag – FOSSIL
Aviator Sunglasses – Rayban
Earrings – Matalan
Necklace – Primark
Rings – DKNY