Officially summer has arrived, but are you ready for the change in weather? Your closet may fall into one of two categories: either it’s stocked full of flip flops, capris and v-neck Ts so you go way too casual at work; or you’re dreading the summer months hoping you can still get away with your dark and heavy autumn pieces.
Embrace the heat because it can be simple and affordable too! With just under $110, you can look sharp and stay cool from head-to-toe.
First, lighten up by choosing a great pair of white- or tan-coloured pants. Although those of us who are more curvaceous might seem daunting to wear a light coloured bottom, balance it out with a wide leg. These great fitting ones from Old Navy are only $26.50.
Add a light easy-breezy ruffle blouse. We love this chiffon printed one from Dynamite for $15.00. We can already visualize all the fabulous pieces we can wear it with: cute jean jacket, crochet cardigan, under a suit or with a skirt. The list goes on and on. At only $15, the cost per wear is unbelievable (see May’s Sum of Great Style).
Every successful mompreneur and professional must have a fabulous fitted blazer in their closet. It’s the strongest way to up your visual credibility with a simple wardrobe change. Leave it at the office so you’re prepared for unexpected management visits. Throw it on to close your next deal. Now given we have so many options for a layering piece, we decided to go with a vivacious pop of colour to ring in the long awaited summer weather. Go bold and do the unexpected with your outfit. Play with some colour and shock your colleagues with your sense of style.
Finally, forget the black shoes for a change and lighten up your step with an awesome natural colour pump. It’ll give you the look of nice long legs and with it’s classic rounded toe, you’re be wearing it all summer long.
Joyce Lau is the founder of Yummy Mummy Makeovers. Book a fun private style party or a personal session by visiting our website at www.yummymummymakeovers.com.