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How to dress up any casual outfit for summer

With the arrival of hot summer days, it can be challenging to wear some of the fashion we showed off in spring or winter. Casual outfits are easier to pull off in the summer, as shorts and light tops are more comfortable than wearing slacks or jeans. These types of outfits are also great for many occasions. Regardless of the event, you can be comfortable and look amazing. Simply dress up any casual outfit with these options below, so you can look put together, no matter what.

This is a guest post in collaboration with Alycia Coloma.

Wear a blouse instead of a t-shirt to dress up any casual outfit

You can wear shorts or a skirt with your casual outfit to stay cool during the warm summer months. If you want to dress up your outfit, simply find women’s tops. This helps to level up the outfit in a subtle yet appealing way.

From floral patterns for a delicate look to silk or linen material to stay cool yet look put together, there are a variety of ways your blouse can take your style up a notch for a brunch occasion at a great restaurant you found or a night out with your partner. A comfortable blouse paired with cute shorts can even be an ideal fashion choice for traveling with kids.

Take a look at your accessories

A sun hat or a stylish purse can add to any outfit and are simple to use. Instead of changing your outfits you have planned, consider investing in some quality accessories that you can quickly put on to enhance your style for any fun summer occasion.

Bold jewelry that is eye-catching is a great way to dress up any casual outfit as well, so invest in some statement pieces that will help you look dressed up, even when all you’re doing is simply putting on some new earrings or bracelets. Dangling earrings, long necklaces, or a few of your favorite bracelets are all great ways to accessorize your outfit. Plus, you can find various statement pieces at affordable prices. If you have any birthday jewelry stored away, pull them out to accessorize your summer wear.

Look at your shoes as a way to dress up any casual outfit

If there’s anything you want to invest in over summer, make it your shoes. Shoes can do so much for an outfit. Or, they can also break it. If you want to be sure to dress up any casual outfit, the shoes can be the stars of the show here. Sandals can be dressy, as long as they’re not flip flops. Add some heel or platform to your sandal, and you’re upping your formality a notch.

Dresses are your friend

There’s just something about dresses in the summer. They make it easy for you to get dressed up without much effort, and they make it easy to stay cool in the summer heat. Whether you’re on holiday with the kids or going on a vacation to the beach in Spain with friends, dresses will help you look put together.

Even if you add a couple of new dresses to your wardrobe for the warm season, you can always switch up shoes or accessories for a fresh look every time. From maxi dresses to short ones, floral patterns, solid colors, linen, or flowy; there are a variety of options for summer dresses, so you can always choose the style that works best for your personal preference.

In conclusion

You don’t have to worry about spending a ton of money on new clothes. Who knows? What you have in your closet could be perfect for summer wear. Consider selling old items online so you can invest in new outfits that are cute and casual, yet will have you looking your best.

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