Fashion is an actor’s game. It is all about mixing and matching in order to create that perfect look you want to showcase to the world. And what better time to play with your style then during summer? Not only is it time to hit the beach, but it is also time to spice up your wardrobe. To help you get started, here are some of the sexiest and trendiest looks of Summer 2012.
For the Ladies: Summer gives us the chance to show off our toes and those fun bright colored pedicures. The first rule is to have at least one pair of flats, sandals and wedges. Flats are great for the more serious occasions, sandals are always fun and flirty and great for a day on the beach. Wedges are comfortable and go great with a cute evening dress for drinks with the girls. Elle magazine gives the perfect Summer Shoe list on their website.
A favorite on the list are the Oxford Karma, cute leather-laced up platform wedges that look absolutely stunning and can be bought at Barneys.com for $795. However, these are obviously not the only choices out there. Thankfully,there are many types of shoes sold at different prices.
For the Guys: The three shoe essentials for males this summer are a pair of nice leather dress shoes, comfortable sneakers, and boat shoes. The key to summer is keeping it simple yet chic. This summer, suede moccasins are in and can be purchased from Geox for about $160. Also, the Jack Purcell boat shoes by Converse are only $85 dollars and are perfect for a day on the boat at sea. Last, a favorite of many, the canvas sneakers which can be purchased for $88 dollars and are great for a casual day of hanging out at a summer BBQ.
For the Ladies: Summer is hot and sticky, and the best way to stay cool is to dress light and not go overboard with accessories. There are a few summer essentials that each of us should have in our closets. One of them is the Jersey Cover-Up- perfect for a day on the beach and easily accessible. Another essential that women love to wear everywhere is the famous romper- easy to throw on and depending on how you accessorize, can be worn several ways. Another essential is a wool-blend cardigan which can be held onto for those chilly summer nights. Lastly, a pair of white skinny jeans are essential for the summer because they match almost anything and make every outfit a little brighter.
For the Guys: The first thing every guy should have in his closet for the summer is a good pair of shorts that fit well and are not too baggy or too roomy. The shorts should end just above the knee and can be bought in several different colors in order to alternate throughout the summer. The second thing guys should know is that this summer the go-to colors are yellow and blue, so don’t be afraid to play around with different prints and also to layer. Lastly, remember to have a separate summer wardrobe. If you want ideas on what exactly to buy for this summer you can check out FashionBeans.com. Also, remember to pay attention to the types of fabrics you are buying; you can never go wrong with cotton or silk.
For the Ladies: Even though Victoria’s Secret is a great option for bathing suits, always remember that there are a lot more options out there. This summer the Bandeau Bikini seems to be particularly in and a variety of styles can be found all over the mall and online shopping.
For the Guys: From briefs to boxers, have your pick! But remember to be bold and pick color-, after all, it is summer! And remember you can never go wrong with Ralph Lauren swimwear.