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Summer fashion is one of my favorite fashion seasons of the year — I love the minimal effort required in looking cute! There is a lot going on in the summer and finding looks that are easy to put together and comfortable is top of mind. However, it is still important to create a look that is polished and tasteful. I know that when I am conscious of looking put together, no matter how casual the event, I always feel better about myself. It is really the little things that matter when curating an outfit that makes you feel unique and pretty.
For me, it is buying high–quality pieces that I will use repeatedly because they can handle the wear and tear of regular use. Second, it is about selecting items that fit well because I want clothing to enhance my figure — not distract or distort it, which ill-tailored or missized clothing can do. A nice quality tank-top and a pair of palazzo pants always come in handy during the summer and these pieces are versatile.
Don’t underestimate the power of your basic tank — it is anything but basic. This ultra–casual garment is perfect for summer as a stand–alone piece or for layering. I love tank tops that are ultra–soft. It is important to find a fabric that is lightweight because you don’t want to be sweating in a tank that is thick and uncomfortable. I also love a lightweight tank because it is easier to tuck in and feels nice when you layer a jacket, for example. Look for consistent stitches and smooth seams in your tank top — these characteristics mean the tank top is high quality, won’t fray, and it will lay better on your body. I love this tank top from Peach Clothing. The knit material is so luxurious and the four-way stretch allows me to move around with ease.
Do you own a pair of palazzo pants? I have several and I love them. The younger me loved them because they had a hippie vibe I love and while I still love that look now, I prefer something a bit more tailored but still flowy. Palazzo pants are so comfortable to wear. Also, the wide–leg look gives your outfit the casual–cool vibe that is perfect for summer because it is easy and has a breezy appeal. Palazzo pants come in many wide–leg styles — some are so wide that they actually make you look like you are wearing a skirt. I actually find this a bit annoying to wear because the excess fabric gets in the way of me walking — I like walking fast, plus I am short at 5 foot, 4 inches. The perfect pair of palazzo pants will have a moderate flair and it needs to have pockets. This pair of palazzo pants from Peach Clothing is my favorite! It has on-seam pockets that don’t add any bulk around the waist. The gathered elastic waistband is comfortable to pull off and on and looks flattering as well.
I hope this style post gives you inspiration on how to upgrade your summer staples. Go through your current closet and pull out pieces that deserve some of your attention and the sun!