As we approach the balmy days of summer, it’s officially time to swap those long cardigans and leather jackets for lightweight yet chic wardrobe pieces. Whether your plans for the upcoming season involve a trip to the seaside or countless evenings at your favourite rooftop bar, there’s nothing like warm weather to inspire your casual style. Real Style has partnered with Dynamite to curate this guide to embracing warm weather fashion.
Lace And Florals Make A Grand Entrance
We are liking this Off-The-Shoulder Crochet Top, $50, with its delicate crochet lace and deep navy hue. If you want a change from the season’s pastels, the dark blue colour just may complement your look of the day. Meanwhile, the trendy neckline is sure to showcase your shoulders as we approach vacation season.
If you’re in the mood for some flower power, try slipping into a sleeveless printed blouse for a ladylike and summery effect. This Strappy V-Neck Tunic Tank, $30, features strap detail around the neck, as well as a splash of pink, green and white blossoms against basic black.
Although filmy blouses and barely there tanks can be spotted everywhere from the park to the beach, it’s the bodysuit which is truly in the spotlight. Certainly not for the shy and retiring type, a form-fitting bodysuit can skim your curves and highlight your efforts at the gym.
Show Your Curves In Bodysuits And Crop Tops
This Cold Shoulder Bodysuit With Ruffles, $30, also features summer’s reigning trend of fashionable frills. Meanwhile, the verdant and vaguely aquatic hue picks up on summertime’s colour palette of blues and greens. If you’re wondering how to style the suit, slip into a pair of distressed skinny jeans for a weekend look. Once the sun sets, try coordinating your statement piece with a midi skirt for a night out ensemble.
Speaking of nights out, the 1980s revival has seen the return of the crop top. We are liking this Cross Front Crop Top, $30, which makes a bold first impression with its thick spaghetti straps and V-neckline. Meanwhile, the leafy green print brightens up the ivory tone of the top, for a colourful look.
Shoulders Are En Vogue
As the temperatures rise, we can expect to see toned and tanned shoulders emerge for their moment in the sun. For a look which can bring you from the boardroom to dinner, try slipping into this Basic Cold Shoulder Top, $25. The slit sleeves and elegant black and white floral motif make it a wearable piece for night or day. We recommend turning up the glamour factor in black flared trousers and strappy heels, if you want to channel your inner superstar.
However, if you are craving simplicity, minimalism is also on the agenda for summer. Whatever the occasion, a plain white blouse can help you create a winning outfit. Whether you are wearing denim, a printed skirt or a pair of dressy shorts, we suggest this Cold Shoulder Top, $35. The stark snowy tone, keyhole neckline and short slit sleeves help to create a stunning yet basic design. If you want to accessorize your shirt, you can always turn to an embellished collar necklace to truly sparkle.
Last but not least, we simply can’t forget the season’s lingerie inspired trend, which has led us to pieces like the V-Neck Cami With Lace, $30. For a more modest approach, layer your camisole over a T-shirt or simply add an oversized blazer. The tiny straps, white lace accent and garden print are all signature looks for summertime, and are sure to update your wardrobe for a season of sunshine-filled adventures.