Summer is almost here! With every new season, we take a second look in our closet and see how we can mix things up with our old clothes. Here are some fresh outfit ideas to try for summer, and some ways to spice up your favorite go-tos.
New Things to Try this summer
Lace adds elegance to any outfit, no matter where you rock it. Lace shorts are all the rage this season, so get a nice pair that flatters your body and pair it up with a matching t-shirt that isn’t so busy that it will clash with the lace. Lace shorts look great on everyone, so explore this fun and exciting option.
An outfit you should consider your summer uniform is most definitely denim cutoffs paired with a cute loose blouse. This outfit is super comfortable and ridiculously easy to plan. You can find inexpensive denim cutoffs almost anywhere, so grab a pair when you can.
Try exploring the exciting options of flowing maxi dresses. These flattering and comfy dresses are part of the “festival trend,” long and short dresses that are inspired by the fashion of the 60s and 70s.
Outfit Ideas to Freshen Up Your Favorites
Do you have a favorite pair of skinny jeans that you’re dying to revitalize? Luckily frayed, torn or cut jean hems are in vogue right now. But before you grab a scissor and start tearing up this wardrobe necessity, read these directions first!
Before you start, throw on your skinny jeans to make sure that the new length you are planning will work for you. Then, grab a pair of fabric scissors, and ensure that they are sharp. Make sure that you cut an even line by following the hem of your jeans directly with your scissors. If you want to trim higher than directly above the hem, use a pencil to draw out a guide for the scissors to cut.
Rinse and repeat for the second hem, ensuring that both hems are equal in length. This is important! Using a sandpaper block, begin to fray your freshly cut hems. Remember not to go overboard – the hem will continue to fray as the jeans are washed. For a more distressed look, opt for sandpaper with a coarser finish.
Another great look to try is ripped skinnies. Try ripping them at the knee to add style and a cutting edge grungy look to your jeans. To do this, hold your jeans against your body and make a note of where the knee sits. You can double check that you are targeting the right area by folding your jean leg in half, until the cuff meets the waist of the jeans.
Look for where the jean creases – this is where the knee sits, and its where you want to make your cuts. To make a line to guide you, press your finger along the crease so it makes a visible line. Now, grab a piece of thick cardboard and place it inside your jeans, sliding it down to the crease point you just made. This way, the back of your jeans won’t rip as well.
Next, get a Stanley knife and begin cutting along the crease. Begin at the center, and make an incision two inches to the left. Now return back to the center, cutting the same distance to the right. Be sure to leave an inch or so of fabric between your inner leg seam and your outer leg seam. This is because the incision will begin to rip more as you wear your new favorite jeans.
With these new summer outfit ideas to try, you’ll be sure to heat things up even more than the weather.