When the temperature rises above 30 degrees Celsius, we feel like getting rid of the excess of clothes, taking out the most oversized dress that we have, or wondering around the street in out bathing suits. Well… Is that such a great idea? Take a peek at my girly code of summer looks 😉
1. VISIBLE LINGERIE
A real nightmare of summer looks? Straps lurking from underneath tops and dresses. If you want to avoid that take that into consideration first thing in the morning, when you’re planning your outfit. You can go for a strapless bra or go for nipple stickers (an option for brave ones, with a rather small bust). If you want the bra seen, make sure it’s the star of the look. Let it shine, be bright or embroidered. Take a peek at my article on choosing a bra. Take panties into consideration as well, which under no circumstances should be seen by random people. Make sure they stay covered when you’re sipping your frozen latte at a coffee shop 😉 If you like hipster jeans, wear them with a body or a longer shirt or a tunic.
2. WRONG STYLE OF CLOTHES
A quick body type and seasonal color analysis revision. The ability to accentuate our assets and creatively mask our imperfections is especially important in the summer 😉 Cellulite doesn’t look that great when its teamed with shorts and a bigger belly doesn’t benefit crop tops. Bigger thighs (like Alicia Keys’ ones) a feature characteristic for those with figure type A and X. They’ll look great with maxi dresses and longer narrowing legs. Os and Ys have bigger bellies, that’s why they look good in gauzy dresses, oversized blouses and shorts. Are you slim and petite? Avoid oversize models which hand on your body. Go for folds, frills and diagonal stripes, as they make the body look more curvy.
3. SYNTHETIC FABRICS
Read the tags to find out what the item is made of. If something contains mostly polyester and acryl (synthetic fibers), it’s highly possible that you’ll sweat a lot. Look for cotton, flax, thin wool or something with it. It’s a safety policy, in case you sweat a bit. We’re not robots and when it’s 30 degrees Celsius outside, we have a right to wet skin, but proper fabrics and a good deodorant will help you prevent the unpleasant scent and will keep you comfortable. And if we’re talking about fabrics, it’s good to mention the visual aspect as well. If one’s a bit bigger in one area of your body – try to avoid wearing transparent fabrics on that part. If one wears silk on their bigger belly, it will only glue to the skin and accentuate imperfections, so flax, which is a bit thicker, will be a better idea.
4. NO HEADGEAR AND GLASSES
I often observe girls who sit in full sun without a headgear and sunglasses. Not to mention health risks such as strokes and skin cancer, sun rays have a bad influence on the eyes, they deprive themselves of the most amazing summer accessories one could dream of! It’s the time of a beautiful wide brimmed hats, which can make even the most basic looks amazingly original. You’re not that into wide brims? A panama hat is also a great solution. Add a gauzy floral dress or white shorts, a colorful off shoulders blouse, a few bracelets and you’re the queen of the summer 😉 Make sure to wear sunnies, as forgetting to put your pair on is equal to sunbathing without sunscreen. It’s purely unhealthy. You think that your face doesn’t like glasses? You’ll surely find at least one pair of glasses that suits you. Take a look at my article about choosing glasses according to the shape of your face.
5. STILETTOS ON THE BEACH
Let’s make a deal: if you wear stilettos to the beach, it should be for pictures only 😉 Spend the rest of time in comfy flat flaps and sandals. The most important thing, even during summer, is to feel good in your own skin and… looks 😉 Most of you love high heels, as as it’s commonly known: they improve one’s proportions, make them optically slimmer, and give self-confidence. In everyday life. I don’t believe that a famous designer’s masterpiece stilettos will work on shore walks. They’ll look totally funny. Trust me: a natural hairstyle, a tan, a nice hat and colorful flip flops will make you look way better. Instead of looking for new stilettos, use some body scrub, moisturize your hair with a natural oil, jojoba, for example. It’ll make you feel sexy elegant. You can also take a look at my article on how to look slim on the beach. If you’re short and high heels are a must have, go for wedges or comfy platforms.
6. TOO SMALL SIZE
Summer outfits can be provocative, but they shouldn’t be too small. Deep cleavages and mini skirts are totally allowed, but under one condition: go for your size. There’s nothing worse than being able to see someone’s butt above their pants. Remember that you should be able to fit at least one finger between your belt and your skin. If you’re not sure if you’re getting a proper size, try on the bigger one and compare. Take a look at Lena Dunham. She doesn’t look that great in too tight leggings and shirts. All she needs to shine though is a perfectly cut dress. Find your type of a dress (let this article help you) and pay attention to the size – it guarantees success! 😉
7. WEARING A SWIMSUIT IN TOWN
A total nightmare of seaside villages – people wondering around only in sunbathing suits. They also go into stores or run to get a cold Coke 😉 I’m not a prude, yet I believe that it’s a matter of culture. Noone would ever walk like that around Warsaw or Wroclaw. One might be a bit more relaxed when they’re at the seaside, but that’s what pareos and wraps are for 😉 When you leave the beach, make sure to cover yourself. If your hips are wider, you can use a pareo, it your belly is bigger, go for a kimono. You can also use a gauzy dress on straps, a long shirt, or a tunic. Way better, isn’t it? 😉