Krishna Bishop
June 06, 2022

Summer is the time for swimwear and shorts to come out and for your style shine. The warmer weather means you can focus a bit more on fashion rather than bundling up and braving the cold.

That said, the number of options out there can be daunting. Plus, you want to make sure your style will work for the summer heat.

Here’s our advice for nailing your summer style. With these tips, you’ll be sure to create the best summer outfits.


The first thing to look for is summer fabrics. When the weather is warmer, you want to look for lighter materials.

These types of fabrics work great:

  • Linen
  • Lightweight cotton
  • Silk

The Larkin Pants are a summer staple. Even though they’re pants, the linen material keeps you cool, even in situations where you can’t wear shorts.

Colours & Patterns

In-style colours change every season, but you can never go wrong with:

  • Light colours
  • Bright colours
  • Pastel colours
  • White

No matter what colour is in season, you can’t go wrong with these colour families when it comes to summer fashion.

For patterns, similar rules apply. While a certain pattern might be in style one year, floral patterns are always a safe bet for summer. Other patterns, like stripes, also work great for giving a summery, nautical vibe.

The Blushing Floral Top checks all the boxes for a perfect summer top. The floral pattern and pastel pink colour scream summer.

Matching Techniques

Pairing the right elements together is the key to nailing your summer style. When creating an outfit, you want to make sure there’s not too much of one thing.

For example, if you choose a fitted bottom, you can balance it out with a looser top. Similarly, if you’re wearing a revealing top, you might choose something with more coverage on the bottom.

The In Motion Pants look great when paired with a tight-fitting top. The wide-leg silhouette matches perfectly with a tank top, especially when tucked in to accentuate your waist.


No outfit is complete without the right accessories. The great thing about summer is that you have a number of accessories to choose from.

You have the classic necklaces, bracelets, earrings and rings, but you can also accentuate your look with sunglasses at hats.

The Zulu Hat is the perfect blend of fashion and function. The wide brim keeps the sun off your face, and the classic style means you can wear it with almost anything.

Choosing Outfits by Occasion


For a formal summer occasion, you can’t go wrong with a dress. If you’re going to a wedding or formal event, look for a solid colour, as that tends to look more upscale.

Design details also help elevate your look. The ruffles in the Parma Dress are an eye-catching detail that makes this dress formal, even though it’s a shorter length.


For casual occasions, shorts or a skirt work great for summer. Whether you’re going to a casual restaurant or hanging out with friends, a mini skirt like the Lavender Mini Skirt will have you nailing a relaxed summer look.


Just because you’re headed to the beach doesn’t mean you can have a complete look. Pair your swimsuit with a cover-up, and you can take your style straight from the beach to anywhere.

The Captain Button Down Dress is the perfect cover-up. It doesn’t look out of place at the beach or a cafe, so you can wear it all day.