It’s that time of the year when all you want to do is take off your coat , put on a sunglasses, a cute hat and go for a  walk under the shining sun. Yes, it’s Summer! We love this time of the year and as we know, we get invited to one event or the other. From going to a barbecue to going shopping with our girlfriends or taking a trip, we want  our dressing to wow the crowd and still keep us cool. I love the fact that clothing is lighter with fabrics like linen, chiffon, silk and light cotton that feel  soft on our skin, and the  fact that summer colors are brighter. Putting together what to wear in summer should be fun as long as we can combine colors and coordinate them to give us that stylish look we are going for.

  Here are some of the tips you need when selecting your summer outfits 

  1. The first thing to do is to select a  flattery dress ,a  gorgeous skirt  or a patterned  pants depending on where you are going. You can also go for a nice short or denim if you want  a casual look. It is always easier to select the cloth first because  it is the largest item and when we figure out what to wear, putting together the rest of the outfit consumes less time .

2. Next, you select an item of clothing that completes what you  picked . If you had selected a dress, then you are okay unless, you want to add a light sweater or jacket to bring some structure to your dress. You can match up a denim jacket to a flowery dress but make sure  the colors complement each other. If your choice was a skirt or pant then you have to add a blouse or shirt to complete the outfit.  You can pair a flirty skirt with a cropped top or a pencil skirt with a silk blouse. If  you are going for  pants , match it up with a sheer shirt. Make sure the colors coordinate and the outfits complement each other. If you decide to go casual and wear a short, select a t-shirt or blouse as you wish.

3. This is the fun part, where you get to add the accessories and select the shoes that match your outfits. If you are going for the casual look, then you may want to select a pair of flat sandals, sneakers or  flat pumps, but if you want the dressy feel, select a nice pair of stiletto, pointy toe or wedges. Be sure to coordinate the colors with your outfit. Your accessories can range from bright- colored bracelets to bangles or cuffs. Add a matching bag and you got yourself looking stylish.

Be Stylish, Stella.