9 Genius Summer Styling Tricks
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We understand that your bank account isn’t wholly dedicated to the replenishing of your wardrobe (though it’s high on the list), which is why we’ve gathered nine ways to reinvent the pieces you most likely already own. The best part? They’re all perfect for summer.
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Trick 1: So you’ve invested in a pair of overalls, here’s how to wear them this summer: unclasped, with a button-down shirt underneath.
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DKNY Stretch-Silk Shirt ($235)
Just think of how much more cheery you’ll be in this bright yellow shirt!
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Topshop Moto Short Denim Dungarees ($76)
These would be perfect over a cute bikini, slouchy t-shirt, or printed blouse, and just about anything else!
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Trick 2: Roll your shirt sleeves above your elbows — it’ll feel like a brand new shirt!
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Steven Alan Reverse Seam Shirt ($158)
If you’re in need of a new striped shirt (isn’t everyone?), we highly suggest this one.
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Trick 3: Try a simple cuff with statement flats for a high impact look.
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Citizens of Humanity Avedon Ankle Skinny Jeans ($188)
The length on these skinny cropped jeans is perfect for a minimal cuff.
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Nicholas Kirkwood Elaphe Flats ($650)
A little adventurous, sure, but these loafers are too eye-catching to pass up.
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Trick 4: Roll up the sleeves on your slouchy t-shirt and tie a bandana around your neck for a creative, youthful look.
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Emanuel Ungaro Paris Flocked T-Shirt ($315)
We promise you’ll wear this t-shirt endlessly.
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Levi’s Diamond Dot Bandana ($16)
Tie this in your hair, around your neck, or on your bag.
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Trick 5: Don’t have a selection of square scarves on hand? No problem! Make your own headscarf with what you already have, just be ready to get crafty with those knots.
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Mango Fish Print Scarf ($25)
This fish print is the coolest. Period.
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Trick 6: Wear an oversized button-down shirt and slouch it to one side. (Translation: bare that shoulder!)
Image via Style Du Monde
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H&M Cotton Shirt ($30)
This wallet-friendly shirt is the perfect shade of blue.
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Trick 7: Make your own crop top from an old tank, and pair it with high-waisted shorts.
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ASOS Cropped Tank ($23)
Not exactly skilled with scissors? Not to worry! You can replicate the look with this ready-made crop top.
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Tibi Blanket Striped Shorts ($285)
We’re going to wear these ALL summer.
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Trick 8: Give the half-tuck a break, and let your blouse skim over your skirt.
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Michael Kors Embroidered Wool-Blend Skirt ($1995)
This indigo skirt is a timeless investment piece. You won’t regret it!
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Vince Scoop-Neck Loose Silk Tank ($185)
Lightweight and silky — the way we like our tanks.
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Rag & Bone Molly Dress ($260)
We can’t think of any reason not to wear this dress.
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Free People Annabella Crochet Pullover ($98)
This top has just the bohemian flair our closet needs.