Fashion is governed by each season. And for the season of summer, update your closet and let your imagination fly with these amazing looks, trends, and skincare tips.
Popular Summer Looks
This season is all about dressing light and going off on big adventures. Heat is your enemy at this time of the year, so you better wear something cool and comfortable. You don’t have to be too self-conscious about wearing bright colors or short and sleeveless clothing. Having a bag that is easy to carry is also a must if you want to avoid sweating too much while under the sun. To make dressing up (or down) easier and less time-consuming, get these popular garments, accessories, and summer swimwear in your closet.
- Small handbags
- The slip dress
- Ruffled anything
- Prairie dress
- Chunky sandals
- Solid colored t-shirts with a plain logo
- Denim mini-skirts
- Off the shoulder tops
- Scalloped hem bikinis
- Brightly printed bikinis
- One-piece bathing suits with interesting cuts and patterns
Summer Makeup and HairTrends
This season’s heat is a good reason to minimize your makeup and showcase a bit of skin. Summer is also a great time to try out new hair styles and braiding techniques to keep your hair out of the way when you’re doing sports or exploring new places. Here are a few trends that can help you strut your stuff this season.
- Out-of-pool hair (apply gel to wet hair, braid it, and unravel it after drying)
- Pigtails with ornate head pieces
- High ponytails
- Messy buns and up-do’s
- Faux freckles
- The non-touring (the opposite of contouring)
- Chestnut colored lipsticks
- Red lipstick and nothing else
- Lip oils
- Colored lashes
- Cobalt blue eye liners
- White eyelash wings
- Sunset shadow (shades of pinks, reds, and oranges)
- Tropical-colored eyes (tropical-inspired eyeshadows)
- Shades of caramel
Taking care of your skin is very important during summer. Exposing your unprotected arms and legs to the sun’s rays will give you more than the occasional sunburn; it will also make you more susceptible to skin-related health conditions. Use more than just your typical sunscreen. Protect yourself by remembering these tips:
- Wash your face and body regularly to get rid of bacteria, dead skin, and sweat.
- Apply sunscreen on your body minutes before you expose yourself to the sun.
- Don’t forget your lips and use a lip balm with high SPF.
- Re-apply sunblock if you have to stay under direct sunlight for more than half an hour.
- Scrub or exfoliate your skin 2-3 times every week.
- Keep your lips hydrated by using a lip balm with high SPF, and reapply every so often.
- Have a face mist on hand to help you cool down and to strengthen your skin’s outer layer.
- Streamline your makeup routine by finding powders and products that also offer sun protection.
- Pay attention to your knees and elbows whenever you exfoliate.
- Don’t forget your hands and feet when you apply your sunblock.
- Treat melasma – a common skin problem triggered by exposure to the sun – by using a dark spot corrector.