Just because the mercury refuses to play ball, it needn’t mean you dress like a Game of Thrones extra for the duration of winter. Indeed, this time of year can be a great opportunity to try a few different techniques to carve out a new look for when the summer does arrive. Whether it’s the latest makeup trends or the brightest summer fashion, we’ve compiled a few handy tips to help you dress to impress when the sun finally begins to shine. Take a peek…
Winter Be Gone! 3 Great Ideas to Nail the Summer Look
Invest in Mineral Powder
Spend a bit of time watching Jeremy Kyle or walk down the high street of a provincial town and you’re sure to see flocks of women wearing enough cheap foundation to cover a crash of rhinos – and that’s invariably a terrible look.
What you really need in the summer months is a makeup that will offer you comprehensive coverage, without suffocating your skin. Consequently, opt for a mineral powder, which is free of any oils, perfumes, talc or dyes, helping to give your skin a natural glow.
Mix Up Your Colours
Aside from makeup, getting your summer fashion in gear is down to having the correct combination of bright and muted colours. Why? Because although it’s the season for something more dazzling, the last thing you want or need is to look like a reject from Joseph and the Technicolour Dreamcoat.
With this in mind, try a few unassuming colours for the main portions of your outfit such as pale pink shirts, for instance and combine that with a little daubing of floral patterns here and there, like a scarf or a handbag.
Ahh, summer simply wouldn’t be summer without the faithful floral sundress. Put simply, it should be a staple of your wardrobe, allowing you to hit the beach or head for lunch with the girls without feeling under-dressed.
If you fancy something a little bit dressier, however, opt for a bright, floral maxi, which you can wear to a fancy restaurant and the local juice bar. It really is the perfect outfit for that effortless day-to-evening look.
What do you think?
Do you have any top tips for our readers looking to throw off the winter shackles in preparation for spring/summer 2016? Please let us know by leaving a comment below – we’d love to read what you have to say.