5 Stylish Summer Looks For The Girl That Doesn’t Like Shorts
Summertime means long days, warm nights, and hopefully, nights out with friends, family, and bae. However, summertime also means hot, sweaty days where you just ponder all life decisions (especially if your legs chaff, but that’s a different story for a different day). However, no matter how hot it gets, some of us just don’t like to wear shorts, whether for cultural preferences or just because. Depending on your work-office culture, you may still have to keep it cute and covered while in those meetings, so what is a girl to do?! Well, here are five options you can try instead of shorts:
Dresses are the easiest route to go, mostly because you can dress it up or down depending on your settings and situation. If you’re heading to work, you can go for a long A-line dress and pair it with a black blazer, or you can dress it down with some beautiful accessories and sandals. You can also go any direction with a dress: You can go for a nude dress (like this $233 Vince Silk Shirt Dress), a fancy-embroidered gown (like this $1,270 Biyan dress), a wrap dress (like this fab find from Forever 21), or even comfy summer floral dresses for all the curvy girls out there.
Maxi skirts can be dressed up and down, which make them easily accessible when you don’t have a ton of time to figure things out. Throw on a tank top if you’re out running errands or pair it with a fancy blouse if you’ve got a date night. Of course you can never go wrong with a black maxi dress, like this $198 DKNY one, as well as something that’s printed and a statement-maker all on its own (like this printed silk-jacquard Etro skirt). A peach one can definitely go with all the nudes and shades in your wardrobe, or a floral one that works if you’re a bit taller, or even a sexy chiffon maxi-skirt that offers a variety of sizes.
If you want to show a bit of skin, but don’t want to risk something like a skirt slip (hello, been there), go for a midi skirt that’ll touch right above your knee. If you want to go for something with a bit more room, this $98 A-Line skirt from Madewell is just right up your alley. Polka dots are also the best way to play up the vintage trend for the summer — this $89 J.Crew’s midi skirt can go with all things white, black, navy, and whatever else. You can also go for a red lacy number, like this $22 pleated ASOS dress (which you should totally pair with an off-the-shoulder top).
I. LOVE. JUMPSUITS. Not only are they simple to pull off, but they take a step out of the way by giving you a one-piece for all your needs. For jumpsuits, you can literally go a million ways. You can rock a $954 silk-blend golden jumpsuit for nights out with your friends, or an in-your-face $945 REDValentino jumpsuit that’s a standalone piece. You can dabble in a ruffle jumpsuit, like this $56 one from ASOS, or a simple $50 jumpsuit from H&M that you can throw on with sandals and your favorite set of jewelry. And of course, show off those curves in a pinstripe jumpsuit that’s sure to dazzle, like this $42 New Directions one.
LINEN & LIGHT-WEIGHT PANTS
LINEN & LIGHT-WEIGHT PANTS
Go for linen whenever you can! These $495 linen pants can go with everything, especially if you’re like me and have an obsession with pink. And of course, you can stunt in an all-white fit with these $795 Michael Kors cropped linen pants and a white blazer and some pumps. Go for $60 culotte pants in a light baby-blue, or even a $35 pair of chambray-toned pair of lounge pants you can run errands in. And what can’t you handle when you have an amazing pair of $15 stripe-crepe pants or $30 skinny flares that can go with literally anything.
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