When the sun comes out, so does our desire to be outdoors. The latest bars, barbeques, beach parties… You name it, we want to be there, and be seen there. The only dilemma is what to wear. Well, fear not, because here are some summer fashion rules. You can follow them, adjust them, or make up your own as you go along.
Barbecues are about open fire, so expect plenty of black smoke, grease, and anything you can expect from a back garden. This is not the time to wear your finest dress or jewelry. Instead, wear your favourite jeans with a fancy top that is also practical – no dangling sleeves or chiffon fabrics (high risk of catching fire!). Shoes are usually easy to walk in – glamorous flip-flops or low-medium heeled sandals.
For this look, the jewelry can be whatever you like – colourful and chunky, or traditional and dainty. Make-up should be kept very light.
Beach parties are similar to barbeques, except that you also have the option to go swimming afterwards. A good outfit would be a long summer dress with beachwear underneath. That way, you have the option to go swimming if you wish, but even if you don’t, you look gorgeous and elegant. Shoes should be pretty or glamorous flip-flops, or low heeled sandals. Jewelry and make-up will depend on whether or not you intend to go swimming. If you want to have the option, they should both be very light.