As of today, summer is officially here – and for me that means backyard barbecues, outdoor music festivals, and Fourth of July celebrations. Today I’m partnering with ModCloth to share two of my favorite looks that are perfect for summer. What I love about ModCloth is they have am expertly curated range of clothing, shoes, and accessories sourced from over 100 independent designers, and everything is at a great price point. I also love brands who promote positive body-image, and Modcloth regularly features plus sized models and carries a full range of sizes.
I find that summer style can be a little bit tricky to pull off, It is fairly easy to look chic in the colder months because you have so many more items to add to your look. When it is 80 + degrees, it may seem as though you don’t have quite as many options. However, I have learned a few ways to make it work – for anyone.
The first is pretty self-explanatory – opt for clothes that aren’t too tight or constricting, things that can be described as easy-breezy are your best best. A dress is always a good idea (and breezy as well) – I really love the ruched detail on the neck and the elastic on the waist of this dress– it is incredibly figure-flattering. Side note: the ruching actually helps to disguise any wrinkles you may get – which is a huge pet peeve of mine. The dress could also be worn on a swimsuit, if you are planning to go to the beach or for a pool party. Also, since summer is here, you might get on with other preparations as well, such as renovation and remodeling projects (for instance, you can hire a pool building company for your regular pool maintenance). You can pull off such summer dresses in every summer setting, and it is also a comfortable option to spend a relaxing evening beside your pool with some food and wine.
Next is to add light layers – to be prepared for the occasional rain shower or change in weather, and just to add interest to your look. I added this utility vest (which I seriously think everyone should own), plus it has a hood, and pockets, which I love.
Be sure to look for pieces with a unique detail to it, after all if you are only wearing jeans and a tank, make sure it is a really great tank . For example, this lightweight floral tank has a tiered hem, and a bow detail at the shoulder (which is also removable). The material is so light and airy, and it is just a happy print.
Finally, my secret to making any summer outfit look ‘picture perfect’ is to add one element that really stands out – the easiest way I do so is to add color – like the bright red bandana (that I stole from Adam’s baseball uniform – they are the River Bandits) or these espadrille flats in a bright tangerine color.
Note: This is a sponsored post in collaboration with Mod Cloth and Shopstyle Collective, all views expressed are 100% honest and my own.