Summer is almost here, with its thirteen weeks of plans, holidays and fun activities. Whether you prefer beach days or nights out, there’s a fabulous outfit waiting for each occasion. What better way to celebrate the sun than letting you in on the perfect summer outfits this season?
If you think you will have to renew your wardrobe, don’t worry. From basics to trendy items, we’ve got what you need to build your summer outfit essentials, so your capsule wardrobe has everything you need.
Are you ready? Let’s go.
Summer essentials for 2022
Let’s start with the basics, literally. These are garments that are usually plain, timeless and very easy to combine with trendier items. It’s always a good idea to have a well-stocked summer capsule wardrobe, as it will help us build more outfits and save a pretty penny on clothes. So, what are the summer outfit basics for this season?
Invest in these 3 summer basics:
A must-have for summer that will never be out of style. Choose a neutral colour, so you can match with everything you have in your wardrobe. Make sure to pick trousers that are flattering for your body shape, and you won’t ever feel the need to change them.
- Lingerie tops
Always trendy and ready to add a feminine touch to your summer looks. The good part is that they can be a standalone top garment or part of a layered outfit, and it will work just as good in both cases. Go for neutral tones, so you can be sure to combine it easily with other clothes.
- Short-sleeved shirt
Perfect to wear it in summer, closed but also opened, on top of your bikini. The main strength of this outfit is how versatile it is; you will be able to recreate all kind of styles with it, from classic to urban, depending on how you combine it. Make sure to pick a shade of white that agrees with your colourimetry.
Dare to try out these 3 summer trends
- Wrap dress
It’s an ideal garment for both day and night, in bold and trendy colours like hot pink or this intense light blue. Wrap dresses are fashionable, comfy and really fresh, so they make for great pieces to wear anytime during the summer. Besides, the V-neck they naturally create is universally flattering.
- Midi skirt
A safe bet for a trendy and feminine look. Go for a super colourful one and wear it with a basic top, letting the skirt have all the protagonism of the outfit. The good part is that, with their medium length, midi skirts are a great option if you prefer not to show your whole legs for any reason, while remaining cool and lightweight at the same time.
- Floral top
Be it with shorts or denim, floral tops are ideal for the day when you go sightseeing, whether you are on holidays or not. Floral patterns come in all possible colour combinations, and pretty much any top you can think of will have a flowery option for you to choose. Finding your floral top match should not pose too much of a problem, and the sheer amount of outfits you will create will make it worth your while.
Summer outfit ideas for 2022
Now that we have covered the basics and trendy garments that can’t be missing in your wardrobe, it’s time to create the most flattering outfits with them. Here are our Personal Shoppers’ favourite suggestions for the summer months.
Look 1: Elegant high key for the office
As we were discussing not long ago, white denim and trousers are a must, specially for summer. Wear them in combination with a mix of pastel colours, a basic top in pastel green and a light yellow cardigan. Repeat the same shades in your sneakers, and you will get yourself a perfect look for daytime, be it at the office, or anywhere you want to go. Elegant but simple.
Look 2: Retro summer to shine in the afternoon sun
Jump in a midi dress in a light, pastel colour, and you already have 90% of your outfit. A Petit pois print will give your looks a feminine and retro vibe that will make you feel so fashionable. To keep it basic and chic, go for simple accessories in black, like a top handle bag and flat sandals. Sunglasses are a must, so make sure to carry them with you.
Look 3: Romantic summer wherever you go
If your style is more on the soft and delicate side, you can’t go wrong with denim shorts and a floral blouse, fluid and fresh. Add a feminine touch with golden hoops and a lipstick that matches the shades of the blouse. Round off your looks with flat sandals, and you’re ready for every occasion in your own personal style.
Look 4: Feminine and comfy, made easy
For those days when comfort needs to meet style, a babydoll dress is the perfect choice if you want to stay fresh and don’t like tight clothing in summer. Accessorise with a foulard, a small bag and heeled sandals to make your looks extra trendy and, of course, take your sunglasses anywhere you go.
Look 5: Simple but cool
This neutral look is a great option if you don’t feel comfortable wearing bold colours. You will only need a pair of fluid printed pants and a basic top, both in neutral colours. To accessorise, take it easy and pick a brown leather belt and a big bag to carry everything you need. Being fashionable can be really easy, if you know how.
These are our suggestions to help you get ready for the summer but, as always, a personal touch and some imagination goes a long way. Summer is a great season to experiment with colours, textures and layers. Have fun creating your own personal outfits that will make you feel fabulous with your Personal Shopper’s picks!