Summer’s the perfect time to take a moment to revamp your closet. It’s the middle of the year, a halfway marker to check in with your wardrobe to see if it aligns with your style goals. While that old pair of denim shorts you’ve had since middle school might technically still be holding up, are they your style now? Is the novelty tank top you got on vacation two years ago in Miami what you want to wear to your bestie’s backyard bbq this year? Are your tried and true bras hanging on by their last strap threads? If you answered “yes” to any of the questions above, you’re in luck! We’ve got a series of tips on how to spice up your style for summer, or any season for that matter.
Start With Your Underwear
For the ultimate style spice up, you’ve got to start with the basics. And that means giving your underwear drawer some love too! If you’ve grown accustomed to wearing the same bra styles year after year, try something different by adding a bralette to your wardrobe. Bralettes are similar to bras as they give support to the bust, however they do so without any underwire or additional heavy padding. It means putting comfort first without having to sacrifice any style. Bralettes come in a variety of styles: from triangle, to scoop neck, to halter neck, to plunge, there’s a bralette look for everyone. On top of that, bralettes also come in an array of fun colors and fabrics to choose from. If you’re looking to embrace your softer side, you could opt for a lush romantic lace bralette. Or if you’re looking to make a summer statement, you could try a bralette with a loud rainbow print. As well as being a great undergarment, a bralette can also work as a crop top on its own. Throw one on as a top to pair with high waisted shorts or your favorite maxi skirt, and you’ll be looking like a summer daydream everywhere you go.
Say Yes to Mesh
Mesh fabric is absolutely in this summer, and there are so many great ways to wear it! One popular option is a mesh slip dress, which offers a sheer fashionable look that you can easily wear on errards during the day, and vamp up with accessories during the night. Mesh shirts and skirts are also hugely popular outfit staples at summer music festivals. Just put on a pair of booty shorts and a cute bralette underneath, and you’ll have an outfit worthy of front row tickets!
Flare It Up
The seventies called, and they are here to stay, honey! Flare boot-cut jeans are all the rage this summer season. Say goodbye to your skinny jeans, and welcome in the fun of flared denim. Live out your ABBA fantasies and dance the night away at a silent disco in your new favorite pair of pants. Wherever you choose to wear your flared jeans, they’ll be a unique staple to add to your wardrobe and add variety to your style.
A Little Neon for Your Nerve
Neon colors are back in fashion this year, and summer is the time to be bold and stun with colors that pop! You can go all out neon with a hot pink and orange colorblock maxi dress, or slip in neon hints more subtly with stylish accessory pieces like neon yellow-streaked shoes, or a dayglo fanny pack. Whatever you choose, all eyes will be on you and your lively hues.
Cut-Out of the Box
Garments with cut-out placements have become increasingly popular throughout 2022 and are a great unexpected style to add to your wardrobe. Cut-out placements help to draw the eye to features of the body you want to accentuate. Choose a maxi dress with cut-out side panels for a surprising silhouette, or opt for a halter crop top with a peek-a-boo neckline for a cute cut-out moment. You’ll be looking cutting edge with any cut-out style you decide to rock.
To Sum All the Spice Up
Sometimes, our wardrobe needs a little pick me up, and summer is the perfect time to do so. If you’re looking to spice up your wardrobe this summer, there are a number of styles you can try out to welcome in a whole new era of your fashion sense. Don’t be afraid to try out new pieces like a bralette or a pair of flare jeans. Embrace going outside your comfort zone with mesh fabrics, neon colors, and cut-outs. Explore some new fashion trends, and you’re bound to find a number of outfits that match the style you’re hoping to achieve this summer. A little bit of fashion work goes a long way. How are you planning to spice up your style this summer?