As the weather started getting warmer, I realized that the summer section of my closet was definitely stuck in middle school, which was kind of a terrible thing. Since I only have one more year of high school before I’m in college trying to get internships and eventually a job, I wanted to get some clothes that made me look at least slightly older than twelve. That said, here are some of my tips in case you’re looking to do the same thing!
Patterned or solid shorts- Though jean shorts are a staple for the summer and spring, I’ve taken an interest in cotton shorts. I’ve found that they’re actually more comfortable than jean shorts, and in some cases, they’re less expensive. Don’t shy away from patterns because it’s easy to compliment them with a solid top that highlights a color within the pattern. New York & Company and White House Black Market have really nice selections right now.
Dressed Up T-Shirts- No one likes looking good but being ridiculously uncomfortable, so it’s important to pick out clothes that are easy to wear. Shirts that feel like simple t-shirts but are dressed-up with lace, cut-outs, or a high-low style are one of my favorite things. The best place to find pieces like this is the sale section in Loft.
Summer Sweaters- Short-sleeve sweaters are also a fun option for tops in the summer. On slightly colder days or maybe when it rains, it’s nice to have a thicker material. Also, summer sweaters are a little more formal, so you can use them when you need to dress up but aren’t in the mood for a dress. I would suggest visiting New York & Company, Maurice’s, Banana Republic, and White House Black Market if you’re interested.
Dresses- For my dress tips, check out my 5 Tips for Dresses here.
Cardigans- This kind of goes with my summer sweater idea, but you can even expand on it with some more style elements. Even though this top is usually associated with fall or winter, I love a thin summer cardigan to keep warm in something like a movie theatre (is it just me or are they literally Antarctica?). Also, it’s easy to pair cardigans with a fun scarf, which I refuse to only wear in fall and winter. Most stores now have a scarf section, and I think you can find a good cardigan anywhere.
I hope that this helps you recreate your summer closest because I know that I needed to this year. Since I’ve gotten some new pieces, I’ve felt so much more confident, and it’s much easier getting dressed. Happy kommenting :)