Elevate Your In-Person Image This Summer

June 28, 2014

Written By

Tabitha Dumas

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.

  • Citrus hues
  • Brights paired with a neutral (cobalt blue and white, lime green and kahki)
  • White on white
  • All shades of blue, green or pink

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.

Not sure of your best colors for summer? Book your Phoenix Color Analysis

2. Update your wardrobe with summer basics.

Here’s a checklist from the book, “Help Me Jesus, I Have Nothing to Wear!” by Shari Braendel of Style By Color.

____ 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.

Bright, bold lips are very trendy this summer! 

Book a MakeUpdate with us, contact your favorite Mary Kay lady or make an appointment at your favorite makeup counter (I love Merle Norman, too).

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.

Feeling exposed? Add a sheer kimono or a light linen blouse.

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 you 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!



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