Hello my loves! This summer is set to be the hottest in 20 years so I thought I’d put together a survival guide for you ladies to help you beat the heat, but of course; stay stylish!
Summer is my favourite time of year especially for dressing! Firstly when stocking up your summer wardrobe you must consider fabric, ruling out thick wools and dark colours which absorb heat, replace them with airy materials to keep you cool. Let light and bright colours be your best friend this summer, opt for floral prints to brighten up your look even during the unpredictable weather. For evening wear or party wear, opt for sleeveless or off shoulder dresses and clothing you can still get some air from. Here are some dresses from www.ivyekongfashion.co.uk that I recommend as they are currently selling out.
This red cold shoulder dress is perfect for those summer days/night outtings. The cold shoulder detail is not only stylish but you will get loads of fresh air from this outfit. You can order this here
Everyone knows linen is a great keep-cool material which is perfect for the summer heat; a linen floaty dress is guaranteed to keep you chilled and avoid those bothersome sweat patches. Chiffon is also a breathable fabric which is bang on trend this season, try sheer layering to keep your cool and style. Statement sleeves are big this summer; bell, flute and flared are the hottest styles to give you a sophisticated dreamy look.
To keep your cool in the summer heat choose loose flowy silhouettes over tight fitted ensembles. Go for a casual vibe with an oversized shirt dress paired with your favourite strappy sandals all tied in with a statement waist belt to compliment your figure. Whether you’re hitting the town for a classy dinner date or heading to a rooftop bar for cocktail night with the girls, for a hot summer evening you’re going to need the right ensemble to keep you feeling cool yet looking hot. Maxi dresses are an easy to style piece which can be accessorized in all kinds of ways to look glam, off the shoulder is a key trend this summer, keep yourself from burnt shoulders by pairing with a mega wide brim hat; try adding a bold lip and you’re guaranteed to look fabulous.
Stay away from boots and trainers in the heat and show-off your pedicure with your favourite sandals or mules; I love my Kurt Geiger mules which I take with me everywhere during summer.
This gorgeous mermaid dress is a summer outfit must have. The colour is perfect for summer too. Order yours here (www.ivyekongfashion.co.uk)
However for an evening I would change to a strappy sandal or lace-up heel. Sunglasses are a must for not only keeping you from squinting selfies but for style purposes, because who doesn’t feel like a boss in their biggest most bold statement pair of sunnies?
Of course when showing skin this summer I advise you wear plenty of sunscreen to avoid damaging your skin, and of course drink water to keep yourself hydrated inside out. The warm weather can also dry up your skin and hair, see my post HERE on how to keep your skin moisturised.
Thanks for reading and I hope this post has helped to inspire your summer wardrobe, and also reminded you to be safe in the sun! I wish you all a lovely week and hope you enjoy the weather while it lasts!