Pool parties. Bonfires. Brunch. Weddings. Family get-togethers. Girls weekends. The list of summer events goes on and on, and every one of them will require a knock-out wardrobe to make a great impression. Luckily, many of the same outfits can work for different occasions, with minor changes to accessories. These are the staple summer event outfits you should have in your closet:
Wide Leg Trousers with Bustier
The key to wearing trousers in summer is pairing them with a sleeveless top. Bustier tops are most often strapless but can also be found with spaghetti straps, and they’re the perfect match for a pair of wide leg trouser pants. In order to avoid looking too skimpy, the trousers should be high waisted, and the bustier should fall just above or at the top of the trousers. This also creates a lovely defined waistline, no matter how curvy or straight your torso is.
You don’t have to be on vacation to wear vacation dresses! Think flowing maxi dresses with tropical prints, paired with a nice sandal or wedge shoe. If it looks like its true home is on an island in the Carribean, it’s the perfect vacation dress. These dresses are perfect for outdoor summer weddings, brunch with the girls, and weekend getaways. For weddings, class up the look with long earrings and a sophisticated hairdo, and for more casual events, throw on a nice pair of sunglasses and flat sandals.
Sleeveless Button Up Blouse with Skirt
Preppy is back, and the sleeveless button up blouse is a staple piece of the prepster wardrobe. For summer events, these blouses look best with a skirt, and the length you want will depend on the occasion. A longer skirt, such as maxi or knee-length A-line, is appropriate for more formal affairs like weddings and dinner parties. A straight mini skirt (one that doesn’t have pleats that flare out) is suited for less formal affairs, and if you pair a simple white blouse with a bright, bold mini skirt, you’ll embrace the preppy look perfectly.
With these three outfits, you have all the options to mix and match: sexy and formal, trousers and skirts, button ups and bustiers, dressed up and dressed down. Having even one of these outfits in your closet will ensure you’re ready for every summer event on your calendar!