Most of the time, your clothes aren’t intended for the runway or to wow at an event. Often, you will be wearing casual clothes that are designed to be comfortable. However, casual shouldn’t mean boring. You can dress down and still feel confident in your appearance, using these tips.
The most important thing about casual attire is that it’s comfortable. When it comes to casual summer clothes, this means something airy and cool, so that you don’t overheat in the hot sun. Different types of casual clothes are more appropriate for different situations. You wouldn’t necessarily wear a bikini to the shops, for example.
Your summer wardrobe doesn’t need to follow any set rules, however. You should focus on wearing whatever makes you feel comfortable and makes you look cute. Everyone has their style, so your summer outfit should reflect that.
One fantastic summer look is the timeless bright and airy sundress. Whether you prefer a more fitted look or something completely bohemian, you can’t go wrong with a flattering dress. Dresses are less restrictive than pants or shorts and make you look fantastically feminine with very little effort.
There’s a reason that dresses are the quintessential summer casual look. You can also make your dress more or less casual, depending on your situation. Pair a flowery, floaty dress with boots and a leather jacket for an outfit based around juxtaposition, or go classic and wear sandals and a big floppy hat to keep the sun from your face.
Whatever you do, have fun with what you’re wearing.
The classic t-shirt can act as a base for any outfit, or the main feature. There’s nothing quite as casual as a baggy t-shirt with jeans and sneakers, but it’s an undeniably cool summer look as well. It’s low effort, low maintenance, and can look either cute and feminine, sporty, or tomboyish and cool, all depending on how you choose to pull it off.
You can use a plain shirt with almost anything, as it creates a solid foundation without drawing attention away from the rest of your clothing. Or, you can make your shirt the main event of your outfit. Patterned and patriotic shirts say something about you, while cut-off shirts keep you cool in the summer.
Even when you’re dressing down and casual, you shouldn’t neglect the all-important accessories. Accessories complete your look, no matter what the occasion is or what you’re wearing.
Classic casual summer accessories include sunglasses and hats, which have a practical purpose as well as look great. Sunglasses protect your eyes from the harsh glare of the sun, and hats do the same while keeping your head cool.
Some accessories might not be as practical, but they’re also great to wear in the summer. Jewelry is a tricky one because it can feel too warm in the summer. However, fabric and leather jewelry can add to a cool bohemian look without weighing you down.