Summer is characterized by sunny days, warm temperatures, breezy nights, and limitless adventures. Your calendar is busied up with outings, getaways, experiences, and more, spent in the company of your closest family, friends, and colleagues. The more you think about it, this summer is shaping up to be unlike any summer before.
Your world is always in flux which means your style and tastes are, too. So why should you spend your summer looking the same way you did last summer? Your look should match the exuberant spirit of the season and inspire the kind of excitement that will attract only the best of vibes your way. With these tips, you’ll be looking and feeling summertime fine in no time.
Tip #1: Try a new hairstyle
When you’ve found the one style that is 100% you, you likely feel less inclined to try a new hairstyle. Even though there’s no need to fix something that doesn’t need fixing, switching up your everyday hairstyle may be the refresh you’re looking for.
Try a playful half-up/half-down look, grab a wand and create some big, luscious curls in, or braid it back— the options are truly endless no matter your hair texture or length.
Tip #2: Upgrade your shoe game
Flip-flops may be the easiest go-to footwear during the summertime, but they aren’t always the most efficient or fabulous-looking option. Expand your wardrobe by incorporating new shoe styles like women’s loafers, platform oxfords, or espadrille sandals.
Tip #3: Incorporate patterns into your wardrobe
When you open up your closet, what do you see? If you’re stocked to the brim with solid colors and ultra-minimalist pieces, consider spicing it up by adding patterns into the mix. Even for the minimalist wardrobe, a couple of key patterned pieces can make a world of difference.
Try these easy-to-find patterns on your next shopping venture:
- Polka Dots
Tip #4: Get sun-kissed, not sunburnt
Spending more time in the sunshine calls for slathering on more sunscreen. Achieving that beautiful sun-kissed glow doesn’t mean roasting and reddening— it means responsibly protecting your skin while catching enough rays to tint. Find your perfect SPF and make sure to lather before stepping out into the sun. No stinging farmer’s tan, no problem.
Tip #5: Lift those lashes
Lash lifts and lash extensions have become the latest trend in the beauty world. Say goodbye to your trusty tube of mascara and say hello to long, fluffy lashes that seamlessly blend with your own. Longer lashes frame your face differently and will leave you feeling like a million bucks every time you look in the mirror.
Tip #6: Care for your hair
Haircare goes far beyond the confines of your favorite salon. Taking the health of your hair into your own hands could mean more money in your wallet and consistently shinier hair. The next time you schedule an appointment at the salon, be sure to take note of the products your stylist uses to make your hair look magazine-ready. Even if you’re not able to find (or afford) the exact products, you’ll be able to find excellent dupes at a beauty supply store.
Tip #7: Change up your scent
Every person has their own preferred scent. Whether it’s your natural odor or Calvin Klein Euphoria, your unique scent is recognizable to you and the people who know you best. If you’re looking to switch up your summer vibe, try a new perfume, body spray, body wash, or shampoo! When you smell good, you feel good.
Try these popular summery perfumes:
- Yves Saint Laurent Black Opium Floral Shock
- Calvin Klein One Summer
- Jo Malone Nashi Blossom
- Flora by Gucci
- Victoria’s Secret Love Is Heavenly
Tip #8: Smile more
Cheesy as it may sound, no outfit is complete without a smile. Happiness is a look and when you wear it, the world around you lights up. According to Psychology Today, “The act of smiling activates neural messaging that benefits your health and happiness.” Looking your best this summer means honing in on your version of self-care, and that should start with one thing: your happiness.
Enjoy the summer season, looking and feeling better than you have ever felt before— you deserve it!