Update your summer look!
Summer means longer days, kids home from school, vacations and, for those of us in the Phoenix area, trying to look stylish in 110+ weather!
Whether you’re living most days going between pajamas and bathing suits or figuring out how to look professional at the office while staying cool, here are a few ideas for how to Elevate Your In-person Image This Summer.
(for more ideas, check out my Summer Fun Pinterest board)
1. Play with summer colors.
Bright pink, turquoise and green (think: Caribbean)…
and white on white (or even sandy beige).
Experiment with colors that remind you of summer or that help you feel cooler.
Wear a bright pink top under your suit jacket, paint your toes neon blue or keep a bouquet of sunflowers on your desk.
2. Update your wardrobe with summer basics.
Here’s a check list from Shari Braendel‘s book, “Help Me Jesus, I Have Nothing to Wear!” available right here:
____ 2 pairs of shorts
____ 1 pair of capris or cropped pants
____ 2 pairs of lightweight pants in your style preference
____ 4-5 tops in flattering colors and style
____ 1 lightweight sweater or jacket
____ 2 summer dresses
____ 1 lightweight skirt
____ comfy casual flats or sandals
____ trendy sandals in a higher heel or wedge
____ swimsuit and cover-up
____ 3-4 trendy accessories
____ summer tote or bag
A pretty beach towel would be nice, too, especially if it coordinated with your bathing suit and cover up.
3. Update your skin care and makeup routine
Summer means adding sun protection, lightening up on moisturizer and foundation and embracing summer makeup colors.
Try out shades of coral and pink on your cheeks and lips for a fresh, youthful glow. Neutral peaches and pinks flatter almost everyone.
Contact me for a MakeUpdate and pampering facial–or book an appointment at your favorite mall makeup counter.
BONUS TIP: Keep clear aloe and a spray toner in the fridge to cool off and refresh skin.
Speaking of skin…
4. Show some skin!
Don’t be afraid to wear a sleeveless top (or cap sleeves if you need coverage), a sundress, capris or shorts.
Feeling pale? Try a self tanner. Just remember your sunscreen.
Feeling exposed? Add a sheer kimono or a light linen blouse.
“Cold shoulder” tops are in for 2016!
5. Have fun with accessories.
Try out different sun hats, wear a cute anklet or buy sunglasses in a fun pattern. Wear hot pink sandals or a cover-up in an animal print, even if it’s too “wild” for your normally. Summer is the time to play and express yourself!
I hope this helps you update your summer look!
Remember to visit my Summer Fun Pinterest board for more ideas!
Is your image in a funk? Does your wardrobe need a refresh? Do you need to find your own personal style? Do you need help dressing for an upcoming event or packing for a trip?
Contact me for a wardrobe edit or style update!