I had a quick check of Instagram earlier this week and saw that my good friend BabyMac had her fireplace on.
No, she’s not holidaying in the northern hemisphere – she’s at home. In Australia. And it’s December. Meanwhile, we’ve been sweltering under a typical Brisbane summer’s day before a short and sharp thunderstorm.
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: it’s a crazy country we live in that our climate can be so diverse.
As we round out the year, I thought I’d gather the top style posts on Styling You that will help you navigate summer in style (if summer finds its way to you).
For most of us, this is the trickiest of fashion seasons for feeling dressed up.
Layering is out; light clothing is in.
Many of us head to the beach … and still want to retain some sense of style.
However summer is shaping up with you, we’ve got just the information you need here on Styling You.
The blog posts below (click on each of headings to head to each post) will see you through summer in style. Consider it your summer style guide.
This is not an easy feat but the tips in this post will help you get through summer without looking the sweaty mess you’re probably feeling.
This trend is going nowhere, Stylers. NOWHERE. Well, not on my watch. In this post, we answer all your questions about making the off-the-shoulder trend a part of your wardrobe. The only unanswered question is what to do about the divots in our shoulder where our regular bras have left their mark. I choose to see this as not a divot but a defined shoulder. I suggest you do the same.
Hands up who’s heading to the beach? MEEEEEEE! Don’t leave home without checking out this capsule. Nail this formula for packing and you’ll never over-pack.
Please don’t miss another summer of swimming because you’re worried about how you look and feel in a swimsuit. Life is just too short. Buy the swimsuit. Put your body in it. There. You’ve got a swimsuit body.
The key to finding swimsuit cover-ups that you’ll also wear at home is choosing a style that mirrors your everyday style. Seems simple, yes, but too often we get caught up in the style of our planned destination with little thought to where we live 90% of the time.
There’s casual and there’s casual. Keep cool and keep your casual on the smart side with these outfit ideas and suggestions.
My hot tip when buying for a special day, an event or occasion is to buy something that can serve you in other ways in your wardrobe. This dress-up/dress-down versatility in a garment is key to a wardrobe that always offers up something to wear.
Keeping your cool on the outside starts with what you put underneath your clothes. These suggestions will get your started on kitting out your smalls’ drawer for the hot months ahead.
Whatever your plans this summer, don’t leave the house without slipping, slopping and slapping. Just don’t.
I just love a faux glow. It’s not for everyone but these are my tips for making a fake tan work for you – and go the distance.
Hit me with your summer style questions (or come on over and join the SY Everyday Style Facebook group)
**Have a gorgeous Christmas and holiday period. Thanks for being all kinds of awesome in 2016. I’ll be taking a break on the blog until Monday, January 16, 2017. You’ll still find me on Facebook and Instagram so come on over there and say hi.**