1200 | The Styling You 2016 complete summer style guide

The complete Styling You 2016-17 summer style guide

Nikki Parkinson Food and Wine, Life 7 Comments

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.

THE complete 2016 summer style guide Styling You

{Dress: Surafina}

How to look and feel stylish when the heat is on

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.

Adrift Cairo dress

The complete guide to wearing off the shoulder tops and dresses

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.

The complete guide to wearing off the shoulder

What to pack for an Australian holiday at the beach

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. 

What to pack for an Australian beach holiday | 15-piece capsule wardrobe

 

How to feel great in a swimsuit

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.

7 tips for choosing a swimsuit cover-up

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.

7 tips for choosing a swimsuit cover-up that works for your everyday style | COLOUR POP

3 casual outfits to embrace summer in style

There’s casual and there’s casual. Keep cool and keep your casual on the smart side with these outfit ideas and suggestions.

T-shirt dress | casual outfits to take you from spring to summer

3 party outfits to take you through the party season and beyond

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.

3 party outfits to take you through the holiday season and beyond

10 undergarment solutions for staying cool in summer

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.

10 undergarment solutions for staying cool in summer

Why sunscreen is your number one beauty essential

Whatever your plans this summer, don’t leave the house without slipping, slopping and slapping. Just don’t.

Why sunscreen is your number one summer beauty essential

Get your glow on the faux way

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.**

  • Thanks so much for your kind words and being an incredible part of this community, Lisa. Merry Christmas to you x

  • Linda

    Nikki I can honestly say without reading your blog these last few months telling us how awesome the OTS can be I would never have taken the plunge. Last week I spent some time finding a bra and then a lovely OTS dress. I felt fabulous in it at my daughters graduation. So good for the Brisbane climate. Thanks for being an inspiration and showing me the way. Have a lovely relaxing Christmas. x

    • Oh Linda, I’m so glad it gave you the confidence – and that you found a bra! Congrats to your daughter and congrats to you. Have a beautiful Christmas x

  • merilyn

    thankyou nikki you are always helpful and lovely!
    “so have yourself a merry little Christmas”
    and enjoy your well earned break hun!
    much love m:)X

    • Have a lovely Christmas beautiful Merilyn. Thanks for being such a great part of this community x

  • Kathryn

    Have a wonderful Christmas and Happy New Year with your family Nikki, and enjoy your well deserved break xx

    • Thanks so much Kathryn and thanks for being such a great part of this community x