The first fashion “must have” you must own this season is an extra long, oversized, classic button down, white shirt. White is the “fresh” go to look this Summer because not only is it simple, it looks amazing on tan skin ( yes, this too can be considered an accessory).
The next thing to consider is what type of sleeve to get with your shirt. There are so many options but stick to the best option for your body type. Thin arms look great in sleeveless but this is also super casual. You are going to need some bold accessories to pull the look off so we will get more into that later. The next option is a cap sleeve. This is a great look when its super hot outside however, this sleeve too is typically for thin arms. Now if you are average shaped you are in luck because the classic short sleeve is just perfect for you. It hides the “wiggly parts” and look fresh, neat and tidy. Finally my favorite length is the three quarter length with a cuff because you can roll it up giving it the “slouchy” effect that is so in style right now.
Remember the slouchier the better if you want to be fashion forward. This doesn’t work on all body types, that is why it is necessary to have a style guide to help you implement trends so that you look fantastic and fresh without doing it all wrong.
The most important element necessary to compliment this look is a belt. Here is where your own personal style can come through. Shiny bold metallic are “all the rage” this season. Pair these belts with a Grecian style heal. These are everywhere and are surprisingly comfortable.
The final touch on such an outfit is the accessories as you might have guessed. Go for glamourous oversized and chunky. The shirt (dress) is so simple that the look becomes all about how you style it. Go for the bold statement pieces. Now is the time to pull out those oversized cuff bracelts and chains.
Where can you find an excellent white shirt for super cheap? Go to the men’s department at Goodwill and find a gently used oversized dress shirt made of one hundred percent cotton. Cotton is best in the Summer because the fabric breathes as you sweat, so its more absorbent. If you really want to go an even cheaper route go ahead and raid your brother’s, boyfriend’s or husband’s closet. Most men have a couple of white button down dress shirts in their wardrobe. These menswear shirts are usually a high quality fabric. The silkier the drapier. Egyptian cotton is the way to go. It will have a soft feel on your skin and look very sexy and wearable.
Now you are ready to “wow” at your next pool party or event.