With summer only a few months away, now is a good time to sort out your wardrobe and start making space for lots of new, stylish clothes. There are several key trends to look out for this year, including bohemian dresses and fashionable denim. So if you are already looking forward to attending a few festivals this summer, here are some tops tips help you create a super stylish summer wardrobe.
Out with the Old
If, like many people, your wardrobe is full of items you bought on a whim and have never worn, you are long overdue a clear out. You need to be ruthless in this regard. There is no point hanging on to items that don’t fit or are massively out of date. Take them out, bag them up, and donate them to charity. Alternatively, try selling the best pieces online – website such as eBay are great for selling unwanted items. Any money you make can be used to finance some new purchases.
Buy a Few Key Pieces
A good way to build a stylish capsule wardrobe without spending a fortune is to invest on a few key pieces and then add lots of cheaper items into the mix. The top trends this summer are denim, gingham, trouser suits, bohemian festival wear and evening dresses, and dolman sleeve tops. Spend as much as you can afford on good quality items. Your investment will pay dividends and ensure you stand out from the crowd when you go out on the town.
Mix and Match
Versatility is the key to a stylish summer wardrobe. Only buy garments that mix and match with what you already have. That way you will be able to create numerous different outfits from just a few items. A good example is denim: buy a denim skirt with beading detail and match it with a loose, long vest, a cropped midriff baring lace top, or a diaphanous tunic. The possibilities are endless.
The pantone colour of 2015 is marsala, a rich, earthy red-brown colour that goes well with chocolate, blues, reds and blacks. Look for garments in these earthy colours and you won’t go too far wrong. And don’t forget, you can always mix and match with black and white for a more versatile look.
Celebrities can shop in designer boutiques, but the rest of us have to watch our cash more closely so thrifty bargain hunting is the way forward. Look online for the best bargains as there are always great deals to be had in top online fashion outlets such as Asos and BooHoo. It is also worth looking for sale bargains in the high street fashion chains. Alternatively, if your tastes run to designer labels, visit a discount design outlet and rummage for a few last season designer bargains.
Creating a summer wardrobe needn’t be expensive. As long as you are careful to only buy items that suit your body shape and are classic enough to last for more than one season, you should be fine.