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New York-based sisters, Amra and Elma, know a thing or two about keeping things super-stylish when the heat rises, so the social media power duo and contributors to ELLE US have shared their sunshine favourites with us, for a season of non-stop, sartorial perfection…
Thursday, 30 June 2016
It’s officially summer, which means it’s time to start swapping out our winter clothes for pieces that are suitable for stifling temperatures and sunny days. It’s easy to get overwhelmed when thinking about all the things we need for our summer wardrobe, especially with all the new trends emerging. But if you stock your closet with a few key pieces, it’s easy to create tons of looks around them. Here are our suggestions for the staples items you need this season.
1. Maxi dress
A maxi dress is perfect for those scorching summer days when we really would rather not wear any clothing at all. It’s breezy, lightweight, and best of all, super stylish. We like to stock up on both simple, solid colours, as well as fun patterns to mix it up a bit.
2. Off the shoulder shirt
These tops are a perfect way to add a bit of flirty flair to an outfit. They look especially great with a ponytail or high bun for a fresh, feminine look. We also love pairing off the shoulder tops with a choker for a 90s vibe, which is super in this season.
Sandals are simply a necessity for summertime. We wear them every summer without fail, so it’s easy for them to get boring. This season, we’ve been mixing it up by wearing strappy sandals adorned with charms or pompoms. It’s the little details that make a huge difference, so we’re loving this look for a fresh take on our summer footwear.
Jumpsuits are so easy to throw on for an instant outfit, yet they still look super trendy and fun. We love to accessorise jumpsuits with a great bag and pair of heels for a dressier look, or with flats or sneakers for a more relaxed vibe.
Big, floppy hats are very in this season, and we totally love them. They’re a super simple way to instantly dress up an outfit, and bonus – they keep us protected from the sun! We love to pair floppy hats with our maxi dresses or jumpsuits for an ultra-cool, breezy look that screams summertime.
6. Mirror Sunglasses
Sunnies are an obvious necessity for the summer, and we’re loving the mirror trend this season. They can be paired with any outfit to give it an instantly cooler, edgier look, and we love trying out different colours!
7. One Piece Swimsuit
Bikinis were once the ultimate bathing suit trend, but one pieces are making a comeback in a big way. We still love our two pieces, but we’re totally embracing the new trend and love experimenting with different patterns and styles for our one pieces. We love to pair them with a floppy hat for a super classic look!
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