The weather is getting warmer (unless you live in the Southern Hemisphere) and the clothes are getting smaller – literally. Pants are getting higher and shirts seem to be losing their sleeves. It’s summer time and summer fashions
are in high gear!
For those of use who don’t like our knees, we’re in some serious luck. Bermuda shorts and clam diggers (pants too long to be shorts and too short to be capris) are in high fashion. These should be worn fitted with a cute top and flats, flip-flops or sandals. Obviously you’ll also need the ultimate accessories of a big casual shoulder bag and large sunglasses. The look should say “I’m here for the warm weather, I’m totally stylish, and I know I look good.”
If you’re not familiar with madras, it’s the kind of material that contains plaids. Your shorts can be short, although ultra short shorts are not quite as fashionable as longer ones, and the print should be bold. Coordinate with a printed tee or casual polo and throw on some sneakers or flip-flops, and you’re ready for the day on the boardwalk or maybe just the mall. Madras, or plaid, is very big for shorts as are prints and seersucker. Seersucker is the rippled striped material.
A word of caution on the printed shorts – plaids and prints can make your bottom half look a bit odd if they are stretched too tightly. When you opt for a print on your shorts, be very careful that the fit is slightly loose and natural, otherwise your look might be more “My shorts shrunk in the wash” than “I live for comfortable, fashionable clothing.”
It’s the summer
, so even if you live nowhere near a beach, you’d better get a beach bag. Casual hobo bags, shoulder totes and even drawstring backpacks are great for carrying your personal items. Summer is all about casual, so use a fabric bag and if you’ve secretly been dying to show off your handmade SuperGirl tote bag – this is the time. Just be sure to throw in a bottle of water and your trusty sunscreen before you head off into the summer sun.
Music and Books
There is nothing cuter than a girl who knows what she likes. If you’re into books, don’t hide them in your room or stay inside the library all summer. Check those books out, throw them into your tote and head to where the sun is shining. Pick a great spot by a fountain or the waves and settle in.
If you’re not into reading or between books right now, you can power up your iPod and get caught up on music or videos you might have been meaning to watch or listen to. Doing your own thing, such as sitting on the beach reading or walking though the mall listening to your own life soundtrack, makes you better than stylish – it makes you, you.