Picking the perfect summer attire

Summer is all about flaunting a new outfit on Instagram — so you must be looking your absolute best. We’re a generation that thrives off likes, comments and shares, meaning that we must be on top of our game when it comes to the summer months.

With new trends coming into play this season, there’s nothing you can’t pull off this season. It’s time to upgrade your wardrobe, and we’re going to help you do it. The guide will also give you top advice on how to dress your best for all types of escapades — from crazy festivals to lavish pool parties.

Must-wear materials

It’s extremely important to be comfortable in the summer heat, especially if it’s not the climate that you’re used to. To achieve all-round comfort in the hot weather, there are a few materials that you can wear that still make you look your best.

There’s a new piece of fabric that can help prevent perspiration. The last thing you want when the sun is shining is to feel uncomfortable, or even having to go to the excessive lengths of changing your outfit. So, 37.5® Technology has been designed to combat this issue.

This technology can help your body cool down or warm up, depending on your requirements and the climate that you’re in. As well as this, the vapor stage allows it to move moisture out of the clothing before liquid sweat can form — perfect for those who like to keep active as well as sunbathe.

Cotton is both soft and breathable; an ideal material for the summer months. As cotton is so popular among fashion retailers, it is a very viable option for your summer wardrobe shop. Rayon is another material that is suited with the hotter climate and is made from a mix of cotton, wood pulp and other natural or synthetic fibres. The fabric has very thin threads, which allows it to breathe more than other fabrics, as well as being quite light to prevents it from sticking to the skin.

Summer style

You will have friends and family pulling you from one location to the next, in a bid to make the most out of the heat. Business wear company Dimensions, collated some of the most common events that occur when summer is here to give you advice on what to wear — from colours and styles — for both men and women:

Lavish pool parties

Girls:

Planning to take a dip in the pool or just stand by the sidelines with a colourful cocktail? Don’t worry, because when it comes to what to wear — we’ve got you covered. Whether you’re ultra-confident or like to be more reserved when you attend these types of events, there’s plenty of options for you to choose from. When it comes to swimsuits, pastel colours are in this season and it’s important to remember that the lighter you go, the more heat repellent you become. This can ultimately make you feel more comfortable on your outing. However, just because light colours are sun-repellent, it doesn’t mean that you can bypass sun protection! Don’t be afraid to pair your swimsuit with a silky-cover up that can be easily put on and taken off when you please.

Boys:

Being confident in your outfit is essential when you’re out with the gang. We recommend wearing microfiber polyester shorts, and because they absorb more water than polypropylene and nylon — you can opt for bright colours. When it comes to the shirt, you want to go for something opposite to your shorts; so, if you go for bright shorts, go for a dark shirt. You should go for the tropical-look to present those true summer vibes.

Peaceful beachfront walks

Girls:

If you’re setting off on a long beach walk, you must be prepared. The last thing you want to feel is the struggling of making it to the other end — to stay comfy, you need to wear light materials that will allow you to drift across the soft white sands. We recommend wearing a beach dress that is made up of viscose materials and go for something that is predominantly dark but has flushes of bright, bold and beautiful colours in. Pair these with loose-fitted sandals that can be easily removed when you’re venturing out into the water.

Boys:

You can’t go wrong with a simple yet stylish outfit when you venture onto the sands. When picking your shorts, go for a fitted chino-style that are made from cotton, as this will undoubtedly compliment the rest of your outfit and prepare you for the rest of the day if you decide to visit restaurants or a pub. Pair your shorts with a plain top and wear a pastel-coloured shirt on top without buttoning it up, as this will help you show off a mix of materials and colours. When it comes to deciding on your shoes, pick white!

Exciting festivals

Girls:

Festival dressing is like no other, you can be super adventurous whilst super chic. Dressing for a festival all comes down to personal preference, however, there are some recommendations that we must give. Every festival goer should think about carrying a light backpack that can be easily carried around to hold your personal items, such as your smartphone, charger, purse and keys. You don’t want to be wearing a maxi dress at a festival, as this could potentially be trampled — opt for cottoned shorts that are spacious enough to let you dance the day away, as well as a light vest top that allows your body to breathe. For your shoes, go for something flat like converse or buckled sandals so your feet do not get tired!

Boys:

You have plenty of options for your outfit too. You have the ability to be as creative as you’d like — but here is what we think you should be wearing to stand out from the crowd. You want to wear a bright and bold silk shirt that has lots of patterns on it; something unusual that isn’t commonly worn every day. It’s not just the girls who can have fun and dance the day away; you can too by wearing comfortable cottoned shorts that aren’t too tight on your leg. For your shoes, go for black trainers that can complement the rest of your outfit.

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