Summer is my second favorite season when it comes to clothing, summer fashion. (you favorite season is fall in case you were wondering.) I love summer colors, the breeziness of the fabrics, and the freedom to walk past my coat closet for at least 3 months of the year.
You’ll find a lot of style blogs that talk about the latest trends, what’s hot now, what’s no longer in style, and what’s now “in” and what’s out. Since I’m not big on trends, or on purchasing clothing that has an expiration date, I want to share with you 11 summer fashion tips that will never go out of style. Think classic style, not trends. These style tips will work year after year.
OFF-THE-SHOULDER TOPS AND DRESSES ARE ALWAYS SEXY
Every couple of years off-the-shoulder clothing becomes popular. All the stores have them in stock and everyone is wearing them. But off-the-shoulder tops and dresses are stylish every summer. Don’t think of them as trendy or disposable, because they really are a fashion staple that you can wear every year.
I have a few off-the-shoulder dresses that I pull out every summer and I’m always adding new ones to my wardrobe. They are great pieces for achieving that easy summer style.
IF YOU ONLY HAVE ONE HANDBAG, GO WITH A NEUTRAL BROWN
If you’re only going to invest in one handbag for summer go with a neutral earth-tone brown. Look for a summer handbag that is not that structured and that you’ll want to wear over many summers.
This summer I’m wearing the handbag in this outfit post. It’s my summer go-to bag, goes with every summer outfit I own, and I know I’ll wear it again next summer.
AVIATORS ARE AWESOME
Looking for the perfect pair of summer sunnies but don’t want to buy something that will go out of style by the time Labor Day comes around? If your face shape allows it, buy a pair of aviators.
They have always been in style and will always be stylish. The shape is timeless and looks good on both men and women. I bought the blue aviators I’m wearing in this outfit post in January and have been wearing them all the time.
WEAR JEWELRY IN EARTH TONES
Put away your large statement jewelry in dark or jewel tones, summer fashion calls for jewelry in earth tones. Look for bracelets, necklaces, and earrings in blues, gold, turquoise, pink, brown, green or even brightly patterned cotton bracelets.
In the summertime, I like to wear a ton of bracelets and keep my earrings and necklace simple. Usually, my necklace is a dainty, thin gold initial necklace, and my earrings are gold studs.