Summer is just over the horizon, but are you ready for it? As the warmer months bring the heat, are you ready to do the same with your summer wardrobe? Do you want to try something new this year to spice things up? If so, you might want to start looking for some ways to switch up your style in preparation for the upcoming summer months. Here’s how:
Sunglasses, necklaces, bracelets, oh my! From belts to headbands and everything in between, you can always find a way to take an outfit to the next level with some strategically placed accessories!
#2: Repurpose Your Old Clothes!
You’d be amazed at what you can do to an old outfit that you’ve worn out with a pair of scissors! Look through your closet and get out those old clothes or winter clothes that you are tired of and introduce them to your trusty pair of scissors. You can redesign your old clothing to be something completely new and stylish by adding a V-neck, cutting off the sleeves, or many other techniques!
#3: Think Beyond Clothing
Style isn’t all about clothes! Think make-up, skin care, and more. After all, healthy-looking skin is always in style! Why not treat yourself to a new makeup palette of summer hues, or consider treatments with dermal fillers to get your skin in its best summer shape? Think outside of the box and try new things to keep yourself looking at your best for when summer rolls around!
#4 Have a Clothing Exchange Party!
Next time you invite the gals over for a Girls Night In, have them bring their old clothes instead of wine (actually – have them bring the wine, too!). Chances are, those old clothes you’re tired of seeing in your closet will look great on one of your friends, and vice versa. Exchange your old and worn out clothes for something fresh and new (well, to you!). Make sure you invite your friends with the best style for best results! Remember, one women’s trash is another woman’s treasure!
#5: Beachwear Shmeachwear!
Just because you bought an outfit or accessory that was intended for the beach doesn’t mean you can’t use it anywhere else. Have a swimsuit cover-up you love that you can only wear on the extremely rare occasion you find your way out to sandy shores? Get rid of the idea that you can only wear it to the beach and don it over a simple dress as an added accessory! What about that beach bag you bought that was perfect for holding all your towels, sunscreen, and sunglasses – but that you barely ever get to use? Trade out your typical purse for your favourite neglected beach bag this summer and show off your beach style – anywhere!
#6: Embrace the Holes in Your Life
Every girl has a pair of jeans in her closet that’s missing something – literally. If you have jeans with holes in them, summertime is the perfect time to show them off. They let in a little breeze to prevent you from getting too hot under the sweltering sun, while offering an element of style to your outfit.
Don’t have any jeans with hole in them? Why not add some to an old pair of jeans that just doesn’t look “right?” By adding some strategically placed holes in them with a pair of scissors, you could end up making them incredible once again!
Jeans aren’t the only place you can add holes into your life! Why not spice up a simple t-shirt by adding a pattern into the back? Add flare to your outfit without needing to take a trip to the mall and tiring out your wallet – and keep cool in the warm months!
#7: Give Your Workout Clothes a Workout
Many girls have tons of workout clothes they don’t get to wear nearly as much as they would like to. Hey, we live busy lifestyles, right? Well, use the summertime to put your active wear to good use! Pick out your cutest tank tops or simple shorts and show them off on a casual, daily basis! Use your workout shorts under a simple dress that’s a little too short. The possibilities are endless!
#8: Break the Rules
It’s summertime – let go a little and break the rules. Mix colours and patterns. Wear black and navy blue together. Wear three or more bright colours in one outfit. You might find that the fashion rules you’ve been following your entire life have simply been holding you back!