Most women desire nothing more during the summer than to look their best. Since styles change from year to year, it means there is always something fresh to try at the beginning of every season. Some items are more important to have than others, and some articles of clothing can easily become staple pieces. Fashions that once were considered a hot topic that faded away into the background are once more making themselves known. Here are five must-have items for your outfits this coming summer.
Graphic t-shirts were once seen as a staple to any wardrobe. Many young adults can remember relying on them in their teenage years. However, certain designs do go out of style more so than others, but they are destined to return. This summer, though, it is fair game to let a shirt speak for itself. These items can be connected to any content, from a state logo, a message from a vacation spot, or even the name of a band or performing artist. These t-shirts add much-needed color to an outfit, and more often than not, they also serve as a conversation piece. The essential part to making this design work is to be sure the design is not too specific or locks into a specific message that might fade with time.
Show Off those Straps
Letting bra strap or undershirt straps show has been taboo for a few years now. Many women who prefer to wear off the shoulder blouses or tank tops will be surprised to find out that it is again okay to let those bra straps show. According to the creative director of Christian Dior, Maria Grazia Chiuri, the key to pulling off this look is to be sure that there is a sense of contrast between the garment over the bra and the bra strap itself.
Wear A Coat With That Bikini
Normally, women prefer to wear some sort of cover up over their bikinis when they go to the pool or the beach. While these garments are not always functional, they do add a modest look or offer some type of shield from the sun. The style now has become wearing something much more conservative with that bikini. Belted coats can now be paired with swimsuits for an "on the go" look that would benefit going to a meal before or after going to the beach without needing to change between activities.
Cap Up those Sleeves
Another design making a comeback are cap sleeve undershirts. They can make a classic statement that is almost as laid back as the graphic tee. However, they are a little bit classier than those graphic tees. They can be paired with a variety of bottoms, including boho skirts and jean shorts. They elongate the neckline and show off the shoulders without revealing too much skin. This design also allows for those aforementioned bra straps to be shown, too.
Wear Those Stripes
Once more, stripes are making a strong return to summer fashion. It does not matter if they are horizontal, vertical, or mix-matched between the two. The key with this statement is to be sure the stripes are big and bold, in both size and color. The more geometric the pattern and the more patterns it contains, the better it will look for this season.
There are many design choices to pick from this season. However, these are the essential pieces to any closet that do not fade away. Be sure to make use of these designs to be as on-point as possible with this summer's trends.
Guest Post: Kara Masterson is a freelance writer from Utah. She enjoys tennis and spending time with her family.