Whenever a season is nearing its second half, my wardrobe can start to feel a bit stagnant. When I begin to notice that I am comfortable throwing on basically the same outfit each and every day, I know it is time to do a quick little wardrobe refresh! This refresh typically starts with cleaning out and organizing my closet, followed by a little bit of shopping for key styles that will instantly liven things up a bit. Rather than doing a full wardrobe overhaul, adding in some fresh and exciting pieces is the perfect way to breathe new life into the line-up you already have! Here are four styles that I keep my eye out for while shopping to revamp my wardrobe!
Invest in New Basics
Whether you shop for new color ways or different classic styles, adding some new basic pieces to your wardrobe will instantly make you look and feel refreshed! It is a simple wardrobe update that will go a long way, trust me!
An On-Trend Accessory
Add in a Hero Piece
Hero pieces are those standout styles in your wardrobe that you throw on and instantly feel like a million bucks! Shop for a bold jacket or even a pair of patterned pants that will be easy to mix and match with the styles you already love in your wardrobe.
Shoes are a great way to show some personality and with so many styles and colors out there, it will be simple to snag a pair that will liven up the outfits from the ground up! Pro-tip: Crossroads is my favorite place to snag a unique pair of footwear!
When we think of wardrobe essentials, a classic white t-shirt instantly comes to mind first and foremost. It is the holy grail of timeless silhouettes and there are endless variations of this basic, yet essential wardrobe piece! Smart and versatile, a white t-shirt can easily be dressed up or dressed down and it is the perfect blank canvas that will act at the foundation to any outfit. With the summer season upon us, a white tee proves to be one of the most sought after styles of the season, thanks to its breathability and versatility. If you’re looking for some fresh inspiration on how to wear your favorite tee, look no further! I’ve rounded up some awesome ways we are seeing this blank slate styled for the warmer weather below!
T-Shirt & Midi Skirt
T-Shirt & Denim
T-Shirt & Tailored Shorts
T-shirt & Slip Dress
Sometimes, one of the easiest and chicest ways to put together a fashion forward look is by keeping things monochromatic. Monochromatic is defined as consisting of one single color or hue. When it comes to styling a monochromatic look, the only rule of thumb is to stick to one color block, but there are plenty of ways to make this trend work with your style! Once you’ve gravitated towards a a single color you want to wear, go ahead and play with textures, other shades of the hue or even patterns in your color of choice and you’ll be sure to step out this season in style! Here are four awesome ways you can play with this trend within your own wardrobe and become a monochromatic styling master!
Stick to Neutrals
If neutrals are your thing, then why not wear them all together?! Sticking to classic hues when playing with the monochromatic trend will help make any outfit look instantly elevated and totally timeless.
Caption: Go ahead and spice up any monochromatic outfit with a fun print or a bold pattern! Adding a print to a monochromatic look is great way to add some contrast to a solid colored pairing!
All the Shades
Caption: Get creative while putting together a monochromatic look by pulling together differing shades of a single hue! Playing with subtly different tones will add dimension to your look.
Caption: Mixing pieces that are different fabrics and textures will make any monochromatic outfit more visually appealing! Texture is especially great to keep in mind when considering accessorizing your look too!
When we think of summer layering, anything lightweight and airy like denim jackets, button-down shirts and kimonos tend to come to mind first, but what about blazers? Structured, tailored and undeniably chic, blazers are one of the more underrated layering pieces of the summer season, but they definitely deserve a place in your warm-weather wardrobe! Stephanie Arant, the fashionista behind the style blog, Unconscious Style, always keeps some stylish blazers on rotation in her wardrobe and trust me, this girl know’s how to make a blazer work with just about any outfit! I’ve taken some style notes from this layering queen and pulled together some of my favorite summer looks she has put together featuring a perfectly styled blazer! Prepare to feel inspired!
An updated, summer version of a classic suit, this little matching set is what summer blazer dreams are made of! Master Steph’s look by pairing a blazer with the same (or at least similar) color shorts and add a brightly colored top to the mix and you’ll be set!
Pair With A Dress
Keep Things Monochromatic
With this look, Steph proves that you can easily breathe new life into your favorite houndstooth or plaid winter blazer. As long as you wear winter’s blazer over a monochromatic all-white look like Steph did, you’ll be able to keep this structured style on repeat year-round!
Wear Over a Summer Crop
The long, sleek lines of a blazer are the perfect design detail to add some length to your summer look when paired with a cute crop top. No need to match your blazer with your bottoms here; opt for some high-waisted jeans instead for that ultimate cool-girl vibe like Steph!
Gone are the days when women had two swimsuit options for the beach: a bikini that left you feeling too exposed or a standard one-piece swimsuit that felt too covered up. Let’s be real – we’re all glad that one-piece swimsuits have stepped up their game over the past few years and have come out with such fun details and styles. Now, you can feel and look your best in a suit without feeling like you’re baring it all. Still not convinced that one-piece styles can’t be fashion forward? Scroll on for some swimsuit inspiration!
Here are 6 one-piece swimsuits that we can’t take our eyes off of: