Summer is almost here and for many of us, we are already dreaming of brighter evenings, warmer days and nights and spending lots of time outdoors at amazing summer parties! As we don’t get too much warm weather here in New England, planning what to wear to a summer party can be a stressful situation. However, we are here to give you some options on what you can wear to be summer party ready this season. Carry on reading to find out more!
Choosing the Right Dress
So, you have sent out or accepted the invitation to attend a summer party and now all you need to do is worry about what exactly you are going to wear. Of course, it is not one size fits all and everyone will have some outfits that they are more comfortable in than others and that suits their personal style better. However, with the summer season fast approaching, we would recommend that you look into a few different options. One that will be perfect for any day parties that you are attending and one for any evening summer parties you will be going to.
If it is a day party that you are going to be attending, we would recommend that you shop for cool but cute clothes. If the weather is really warm, you will want to ensure that your day dress is light enough to stop you from burning up. A sundress in a bold color or print is the perfect option here and is sure to make a statement when you arrive, plus, they are very comfy to wear without making a lot of fuss. If you are a mum and are going to be chasing the kids around the garden all day then we understand that the short and cut sundress may not be the most practical option for you. Instead, we would recommend a playsuit as this will ensure that you do not suffer from any wardrobe malfunctions when you are playing with the children.
If you are going to an evening summer party, then this is where you be a little more glamorous with your party dresses. Online websites such as iKrush offer a wide range of incredible party dresses that will suit any occasion. Whether you are looking for skater, midi or lace dresses, this site has it all. Plus, they offer plenty of amazing day dresses too. Just like the day dresses, we would also recommend that you go bold with your outfit choice and choose a fun bright color such as orange or red that is perfect for the summer season.
Buy Comfy but Chic Shoes
When attending a summer party, there is a good chance that you will be standing around for much of the day with a cocktail in hand. For this reason, it is important that you purchase a pair of comfy but chic heels that you can wear throughout the entire day, particularly when the weather is warmer and your feet can tend to swell. A pair of stilettos is probably not the best option here as no one wants their lovely new heels to get stuck in the grass. A pair of wedges is the perfect option as they will give you instant height but with added support and will be comfortable all day long. There are also plenty of different types of wedges for you to choose from (check out this article for ideas) and you can go with the ones that suit your wardrobe best whether this be a pair of brightly colored espadrilles or gold metallic wedges that will shine out at night.
Purchase an Apron
This may be an idea that you previously had not thought about. If you are the one hosting the summer party, then you may want to look into purchasing an apron. While you maybe already have an apron somewhere in your kitchen, for your big summer party you will want to invest in a fresh apron that still looks fabulous over your party dresses. This will ensure that your new summer party clothes are kept pristine and will not be ruined by any accidental BBQ spillages.
Take a Cover Up
As you probably already know, living here in New England the weather can definitely be a little temperamental. It is not uncommon for the temperatures to drop later in the evening and for a cooler breeze to appear and this is why it is important that you take some sort of cover-up with you. Start searching now for the perfect cardigan to take with you to your summer parties as this is the perfect way to add an extra layer without it being too heavy. Go for a neutral color that will work with every summer dress that you own.
Master an Easy Up Do
If you have medium to long hair, then you will already know the struggle of how to tame it and keep it away from your face during the warmer weather. The easiest way to get around this problem is by tying it up with one of these chic summer hair styles. Of course, you can always opt for the simple ponytail, but if you want to make a bigger statement then you can always opt to do something a little bit different with your hair such as braids. Braids are a huge summer trend and you can wear them in a variety of different ways. This includes crisscrossing them over your head to make a crown or you can opt for a fishtail braid style. These are easy options that you can do at home without the need of a hairdresser.
Choosing the Right Makeup
When attending a summer party, you will need to be aware that your usual makeup routine may not be quite right for this type of event. When the weather is warmer, a big concern that you will be wanting to try and prevent is your makeup melting off. The key to great summer makeup is preparation to ensure that it stays on all day long. Try layering a matte primer underneath your foundation that will help to combat shine. A different option is to choose a primer in a bronze shade as this can help you add a little bit of color to your face or even out a newly developed tan.
Make an Emergency Kit
If you are hosting the summer party, then it is also important that you have an emergency kit on hand should your guests need anything that they maybe wished they had packed! This can include sunscreen, a cooling spray and a box of bandages for those inevitable blisters that can happen from wearing your lovely new sandals or wedges. Of course, along with this emergency kit you should also look at investing in a few umbrellas, just in case the weather does take a turn for the worst. In New England, we know that this is very likely to happen!
Now that you have read this article, you are well on your way to becoming summer party ready this season! Follow out top tips and advice to ensure that you have the best possible day.