Do you feel like you are stuck in a rut with your summer wardrobe? I hear all the time how clients feel like they have a great wardrobe for fall and winter, but wear the same five outfits in the warmer months. 

Whether you don’t like shopping for summer clothes because you feel too exposed with the sleeveless styles and shorter silhouettes, because nothing feels office-appropriate, or you just want easy throw-on pieces for the season, I wanted to share some advice with you on what to look for when shopping for pieces for the warmer weather. 

  1. Evaluate your style in the cooler months prior to shopping for summer clothes. Is your style more classic, bohemian, romantic, edgy or something else? Understanding what your style is in the months when you enjoy purchasing clothes can help you shop for pieces in the warmer months. Try to stay cohesive with your style, so you can utilize the clothes you buy for summer in the winter months. For example, if your style is more bohemian or romantic try looking for a lace detail tank top that you can layer with a jacket or cardigan this fall and winter. If you are more classic, try a midi skirt that you can style year-round with a simple tee or tank, and some wedges. 
  2. Understand your comfort level with summer clothes. Are you more comfortable with exposed arms or legs? If you like longer styles to cover your knees, try cropped jeans and a fun tank, or a midi dress and some strappy sandals. If you want your arms covered, search for some lightweight layering jackets or even an oversized linen blouse that you can wear open as a layer over tanks, tees and dresses. Having pieces in your summer wardrobe that you feel comfortable in is key! 
  3. Keep it simple. Dressing for the warmer weather doesn’t need to be complicated, so find some neutral, versatile pieces that you can wear over and over again. Think simple shirtdresses, linen wide-leg pants, cropped jeans, cotton blouses and tops, and neutral sandals you can wear on repeat. 

Still wanting some help building up that summer wardrobe? Send me an email, text or give me a call and we can setup a summer shopping trip to get you ready for the season! 

Summer Style SOS: How to Overcome the ‘I Have Nothing to Wear’ Dilemma & Shop for the Warm Weather

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