We indeed couldn’t have predicted a summer like this year’s, with social distancing and many of us still working from home because of coronavirus. With our new lifestyle, also came some changes in the way we dress that are actually quite positive. Having these changes in mind, here are six summer outfit ideas and style tips for a season like no other before.
Wrinkles are beautiful
The stylish Lucy Chadwick during NYFW in a wrinkled shirt.
Photo @ mameyelnuevonegro
If there is something I’ve learned during the lockdown, it is that life is too short for ironing. And I’m not the only one feeling this way. So one of the most important style tips for summer is that you can wear a fashion that is practical. In other words, clothes that are easy to wear, either because they don’t crease or because they look fab when wrinkled. Issey Miyake’s line Pleats Please is an excellent example of creased clothes that look absolutely beautiful. Jason Wu S/S 2020 collection and the high street giant Zara have plenty of wrinkled summer outfit ideas that allow you to look stylish without having all the hassle of ironing. Do as Lucy Chadwick and pair your creased shirt with a pleated skirt for an effortless look.
Venturing out in your pyjamas
Vintage queen, Pernille Rosenkilde
This season, you won’t need to leave your pyjamas at home. You can take your comfortable pyjamas out to lunch with your friends and even to the office. But one of the important style tips for summer is: make sure you’re wearing glamorous pyjama-sets like the Danish influencer Pernille Rosenkilde. And don’t forget to add some lux with a designer bag so that nobody thinks you’re going to bed.
Chanel sandals are the favourite on Instagram
Photo @ vp_styling
From Teva to Birkenstock and Dr Matens Fisherman Sandal, the chunky ugly sandals have come out the pandemic like the heroes of summer footwear. Not to mention all the luxury fashion houses that presented their version of utilitarian sandals. Among them are The Row, Prada, Rick Owens, and Valentino. These hiking sandals are super comfortable walking shoes hence ideal for those avoiding public transport. Additionally, they will transition smoothly to fall when paired with socks. No matter if you choose the traditional models or the ones with chunky tractor-like soles. The Birkenstock-style footwear is the new go-to sandals of Heidi Klum and Paris Jackson.
Fancy top – comfy bottom
Jogging pants can look sophisticated with the right styling.
During these long months working from home, we’ve gotten used to dressing up from the waist up for Zoom meetings. But we wear comfortable pants and flat shoes that nobody sees while we sit in front of our screens. Going back to the office doesn’t necessarily mean you have to put your comfy pants back in the wardrobe. Here are some handy style tips for summer 2020. Just add a statement bag and a blazer or pair your comfortable trousers with stylish shoes and bold jewellery to elevate your outfit, and you’re ready to hit the streets in comfort and style.
Easy style tips for summer to sparkle on screen
Bold chain necklaces for an elevated on-screen look.
Another styling trick we’ve gotten used to lately is to get ready for video calls with sparkling accessories. You’ll look more dress-up on screen, even when still in our sweatpants! This year’s jewellery trend of chunky chain necklaces and oversized hoops turned out to be very handy indeed. Bold jewels are a must this summer, especially when wearing masks that cover half our faces.
Almost-monochromatic summer outfit ideas
The French it-girl Leia Sfez in a chic white and ivory look.
Forget Ebony and Ivory this season. Instead, pair white and ivory in almost-monochromatic looks. Choose from your wardrobe any white t-shirt or shirt. Simply add ivory skirt or trousers and a statement bag like the always chic French it-girl, Leia Sfez. The cream and white combination is fresh and more contemporary than the all-white summer look. We spotted this colour duo at AWAKE Mode, and Rejina Pyo S/S2020 runway shows for example. Additionally, we keep seeing on Instagram stylish women like Alexa Chung and Pernille Teisbaek embracing the almost-monochromatic summer style.
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