July 17, 2013
The warm weather is in full swing and that means you've likely pulled out your summer clothes, worn them at least 50 times, and have already grown tired of them. If you're in a fashion rut when it comes to what to wear when the temperature reaches 90 degrees or higher, you're not alone. In fact, it can be a challenge to pick out summer pieces, especially since so many trends die out as soon as the weather starts to change. Here are a few styles that stand out in summer, but can also hold their own long after the temperature cools.
Shorts are a staple of any summer wardrobe, and while you might have plenty of jean cut-offs and other neutral options, it might be time to invest in a pair of printed shorts. According to InStyle magazine, stars like Solange Knowles have been donning these adorable options for months, and you should too.
Whether you opt for a subtle print or a wilder floral pattern, the trick to dazzling in these mini pants is to keep your top simple. For example, donning floral shorts with a black one-shoulder blouse will create the perfect mix of sophistication and sass. Plus, you can take the shorts into fall by wearing dark tights underneath and even a chic blazer to the look.
You might prefer to rock leather as handbags and shoes, but the leather clothing trend seems to be moving ahead with full force. According to the New York Post, everyone from Kate Moss and Rihanna to Elle Macpherson and Sandra Bullock have been seen strutting their stuff in leather getups, and you might want to get onboard as well.
The best way to rock leather in the summer is with a pair of bold colored pumps or even brighter makeup products. InStyle reports actress Emmy Rossum played up her nude leather dress with stunning fuchsia-toned pointed toe pumps and a similarly bright lip color.
You could attempt a style like Rossum's by picking up a nude or light gray leather dress and pairing it with a raspberry or brighter pink lipstick. Draw more attention to your lips by swiping on Bliss products like Bliss Fabulips Instant Lip Plumper to enhance your already perfect pout.
You can easily turn a leather dress like this into a fabulous fall or winter ensemble by switching out the bright pumps for a darker pair and opting to don red lips and smoky eye makeup.