Even during the hot temps of summer, it’s important to look your personal best. Casual summertime attire isn’t just shorts and a t-shirt, but wear much more and a gal could get heatstroke! Here is my solution for looking cool, comfortable and so easily fashionable in the summer.
Remember my Secret of 3’s: adding a third piece to complete the outfit. Consider a sheer kimono-style jacket, long lacy vest or gauzy sleeveless topper to complete your breezy summertime look.
My new friend, Pam Dowd, owner of Traveling Chic Boutique in Alpharetta, and I attended the Apparel Show at the Americas Mart in Atlanta recently. I know! Don’t be jealous. The apparel show returns in the beginning of August. I would love to meet you there. We found several examples of how to spruce up your summer attire without adding bulky layers. Many brands are selling lightweight toppers, jackets and vests this season.
Sheer kimono-style jackets are an easy fashion trend to adopt regardless of your figure size and budget size. They can be found in a myriad of patterns, colors and price ranges. Wear them open and flowy. They are just the right piece to add to shorts and a t-shirt, capris and a tank, or a maxi dress.
Summer vests are such a fun way to give new life to your summer attire without breaking the budget or adding hot, uncomfortable layers.
Wear them open and loose with summer weight denim. A vest gives new life to shift dresses, shorts or long skirts. We found them in sheer polyester, gauzy cottons, rayon in fun prints and LACE.
Gauzy sleeveless toppers add a flowy layer for those who would like a little more coverage without the added bulk. A topper in soft neutral colors will go with many of your “fun in the sun” items in your closet. Pair them with fitted t-shirts and skinny capris for fun, easy, casual look. These toppers are not just for the “skinny minis.” I saw full-figured buyers wearing them with confidence and ease. Try one.
Final tip: Find your largest sheer scarf (remember the one you bought on your cruise to use as a swim cover-up?) Fold it in half. Tie a teeny knot with the corner of the folded edge and the opposite end with the two edge corners. Open your scarf to find two arm holes. Ta da! It makes a fun and very useable vest for summer. Try it and post your pictures on Instagram #scarfvest.