Summer is the time for effortless style. No other season makes us want to get out of our house, rock an amazing look and head out for a night of drinks with friends at a bar, for a quite walk on the beach or for anything else really, that’s what is so amazing about summer.
With so many occasions to go out, we can find ourselves getting stuck wearing the same old linen shorts and blouse or that overdone cotton dress which can leave us underwhelmed.
The thing is, you don’t have to splurge on a whole new wardrobe to look stunning this summer, all you need are a few statement pieces to freshen up those basics waiting in your closet to be given new life and the following, are five fashion pieces that can help you refresh your summer style.
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Nothing brings drama more quickly to a simple outfit than a splash of metallic. Invest in a great metallic piece such as a metallic pleated midi skirt or metallic shorts then pair them with anything from a simple white T-shirt to a blouse or a leather jacket, to create effortlessly chic looks for summer.
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The lingerie trend is in full swing this season but that doesn’t mean you have to go full out and wear a camisole dress if that is not your style. Find a delicate lace bra or a bralette with a subtle print as seen in this shot and wear them under a white shirt with wide arms or a sheer blouse so that they can peek through for a look that is daring but still sophisticated.
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Off the shoulder bows
The off the shoulder trend has been taking the fashion scene by storm but this season, we are seeing these off the shoulder pieces being held by delicate bows skimming the arms of the women who choose to wear them. Find a top with this feature and pair it with denim and that tight midi skirt or find a dress with this bow feature so you can make a statement, whether you are heading for a cocktail party or dinner under the stars.
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For those times when you want a show stopping number — a fashion piece that you can sway in — then a tiered dress will take your style to another level. This dress is perfect to wear with those heeled sandals that have been paired with the same old dresses for far too long.
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Suede has been confined to cold, wintry days for far too long but this season, suede is here to stay and it is coming in all forms and silhouettes. From spaghetti strap tops made with this material to dresses and even short shorts, this summer you can show your love for suede in the prettiest silhouettes.
These are some of the ways you can freshen up your summer style this season. Which ones will you be trying? Share your thoughts below!