You know what they say about the summer don’t you, “In the summertime when the weather is hot, you can stretch right up and touch the sky, when the weather’s fine, you got women, you got women on your mind. Have a drink, have a drive, go out and see what you can find.” This is Mungo Jerry we are quoting and yes we do have women are mind but only as far as summer essentials go. Don’t let fashion walk by you when we are here with the article that will set the trends in motion. Given below are ten must have summer essentials to make sure you are giving of the right kind of vibe with the right kind of style.
10. Pastel Shorts
If there is one thing we love about the summer season it is pastel shades in all sorts of things whether it is nail colors, lip colors, eye shadows, shoes, bags or clothes. There is something about pastel shades in the summer that makes them very alluring and our guess is that it is primarily because of the softness and the general freshness that they appear to exude. The first summer essential, on this list of ten summer essentials for 2014, we have pastel short skirts. Trust us, there is nothing that can look more adorable than pastel short skirts.
9. Neon Skirts
We move onto our next category of summer essentials and it is related to short skirts again. Its not that we are making your chose between neon and pastel shades its just that we believe both of these hues will be catching attention this summer. Imagine yourself effortless being noticed if you are dressed in a simple sheer blouse (another hot favorite on our list of essentials) and a neon colored skirts. The same thing stands true for neon shades in summer, they look gorgeous in all sorts of apparel items and accessories. It is worth giving a shot.
8. Floral Sundress
We know that floral dresses give of a very country-girl vibe but hey, nothing beats the heat better than an airy floral dress with a color that reflects sunlight. More than that, floral dresses with easy flowing cuts are easy on the eyes too. Floral dresses in the summer are perfect for almost any daytime activity except maybe work. You need to be really creative to make a floral dress work as part of your official wardrobe and it obviously also depends on the kind of work that you do. A vlogger, for instance, can look super amazing in one! Thumbs up for floral dresses in the summer!
7. Worn-in and Striped Tees
Next on our list of summer essentials are worn-in tees or slept-in tees and striped tees. Off and on, you may have seen our very own angel Candice wearing some scoop neck style tees when out and abut with her current beau. We must say, she can make every thing look glamorous but speaking as a matter of a strict summer trend, we say tees with a striped print and and those that look worn in with slightly plunging necklines, are here to stay. There is just something very causal and very comfy about them. Those who have tried them know it!
6. Sheer Blouses
The next fashion trend for summer 2014 that we have to report is that of sheer blouses. This is another one of those trends where you can improvise. There are several options that you have, you can choose from totally see-through to very sheer to light sheer to sheer with a patterned in-lining. It all depends on your personal choice and honestly, that is what truly sets you apart. Sheer blouses have been seen in all the latest fashion magazine spreads and is something that you should definitely own this summer.
Next up we have Oxfords, the shoes type, as a must have summer essentials. Where there were ballerina flats more than a gazillion years ago, we now have Oxfords to take their place. We must say that they give off quite the high end vibe. Oxfords can move the glam factor up a notch on any regular dress so wear them under capri pants or shorts or linen pants or denim, they will hit all the right fashion bells for you.
4. Cat-Eye Sunglasses
How can one pass the summer season without owning a gorgeous pair of sun shades or sun glasses, whichever one you prefer. The rage this season is all about cat-eye sunglasses. Not only do these add a touch of vintage glamor to your personality, they also top up the style factor. The best thing about this style of sunglasses is that you get a variation in cuts to suit every face shape. Furthermore, almost every decent brand and shop has launched their own versions so you can get a pair for yourself, no matter what your budget is, and still look as classy as Audrey Hepburn.
3. Sweat Proof Blazer – Denim Jacket
We know what you guys are going to say the moment you see this next entry on our list of summer essentials but yes it still is a sweat proof blazer which can be swapped for a denim jacket – again it is based on your personal preference. Where a lot of you might think that blazers are not for the hot and humid weather – the fashion trends beg to differ. We have seen a lot of celebrities including Kim Kardashain, carrying this trend off with the perfect ease. You can opt for the cotton blazer on a cool night of the summer if you want, don’t opt it for the day if you are not comfortable, but it still counts as an important summer essential and this is an informed and knowledgeable fashion declaration.
2. Linen Trousers and a Beach Bag
Next up we have linen pants. There is nothing as comfortable as linen pants in the summer time especially when you feel like your clothes are trying their level best to stick to your skin, such is the love, no pun intended. We recommend going for the pastel shades in linen pants just to keep the over all look very refreshing and light. Lighter colors, especially in summer, are kinder on the eyes thereby giving a very cool impression what so ever.
1. Orange is the New Black
Orange is the new black ladies, and we are not talking about the show on TV here. Don’t mind the expression on the ladies’ faces in the image above, apparently modeling and walking the ramp has to be appear more ferocious with every passing day. Focus on the bright orange hues and focus on the way they catch light and make the ensemble appear ravishing. That is the key element here, repeat after us please, orange is the new black.