We live and breathe social media, and with summer just around the corner, there’s no better time to tactically prepare your wardrobe for the heat, ensuring you look good on any picture uploaded to Instagram. We’re a generation that thrives off likes, comments and shares, meaning that we must be on top of our game when it comes to summer.
Fashion trends come and go, so you can’t be spotted wearing last season’s goods. You need to upgrade you’re wardrobe, and Dimensions, which offers a tailored workwear service, is going to help you do it.
As much as we love the summer sun, it can often be exhausting and cause a lot of outfit changes — fear not, we know the best materials that you should wear in the up and coming months to make sure you stay looking cool at all times. The guide will also give you top advice on how to dress your best for all types of escapades — from crazy festivals to lavish pool parties.
Materials you should be wearing for summer
If you want to look your best this summer, and stand out from the rest of the crowd, it’s all about looking comfortable in your chosen outfit. To achieve all-round comfort in the hot weather, there are a few materials that you can wear that still make you look your best.
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The power of this technology is unbelievable, and it can detect whether your body needs to be warmer or cooler. As well as this, the vapour stage allows it to move moisture out of the clothing before liquid sweat can form — perfect for those who like to keep active as well as sunbathe.
However, cotton can also be good to wear, as it is extremely soft and breathable, which allows heat to be extracted from the body efficiently. As cotton is so popular among fashion retailers, it is a viable option for your summer wardrobe shop.
Rayon, which is a combination of cotton, wood and pulp as well as other fibres, is another material that works excellently in the summer heat. The fabric has very thin threads, which allows it to breathe more than other fabrics, and is quite light to prevent it from sticking to the skin.
Picking the perfect outfit
The invitations will soon be flooding in and you need to prepare to look your best. We’ve collated some of the most common events that occur when summer is here to give you advice on what to wear — including colours and styles for both men and women:
Extravagant Pool Parties
For the ladies:
Summer isn’t summer without a pool party with your girls. Don’t worry, because when it comes to what to wear — we’ve got you covered. Whether you’re ultra-confident or like to be more reserved when you attend these types of events, there are plenty of options for you to choose from. When it comes to swimsuits, pastel colours are in this season and it’s important to remember that the lighter you go, the more heat repellent you become. This can ultimately make you feel more comfortable on your outing. However, just because light colours are sun-repellent, it doesn’t mean that you can bypass sun lotions! Don’t be afraid to pair your swimsuit with a silky-cover up that can be easily put on and taken off when you please.
For the lads:
Having fun is essential for any pool party you go to with your boys, but you also want to look on you’re A-Game. We recommend wearing microfibre polyester shorts, and because they absorb more water than polypropylene and nylon, you can opt for bright colours. When it comes to the shirt, you want to go for something opposite to your shorts. So, if you go for bright shorts, opt for a dark shirt. You should go for the tropical-look to present those true summer vibes, too.
A long walk on the beach
For the ladies:
Romantic walks along the beach don’t just happen in the movies. However, the last thing you want to feel is the struggling of making it to the other end — to stay comfy, you need to wear light materials that will allow you to drift across the soft white sand. We recommend wearing a beach dress that is made of viscose materials and go for something that is predominantly dark but has flushes of bright, bold and beautiful colours in it. Pair these with loose-fitted sandals that can be easily removed when you’re venturing out into the water.
For the lads:
Simple attire is something that will work in your favour when completing a long romantic walk on the beach. When picking your shorts, go for a fitted chino-style that are made from cotton, as this will undoubtedly complement the rest of your outfit and prepare you for the rest of the day if you decide to visit restaurants or a pub. Pair your shorts with a plain top and wear a pastel-coloured shirt on top without buttoning it up, as this will help you show off a mix of materials and colours. When it comes to deciding on your shoes, pick white!
Crazy summer festivals
For the ladies:
Mixing and matching is all part of planning an outfit for a festival, so there’s nothing that you can’t do. Dressing for a festival all comes down to personal preference, however, there are some recommendations that we must give. Every festival-goer should think about carrying a light backpack that can be easily carried around to hold your personal items, such as your smartphone, charger, purse and keys. You don’t want to be wearing a dress at a festival, as this could potentially be trampled — opt for cottoned shorts that are spacious enough to let you dance the day away, as well as a light vest top that allows your body to breathe. For your shoes, go for something flat like converse or buckled sandals so your feet do not get tired!
For the lads:
Lads also have creative freedom when it comes to summer festivities. You have the ability to be as creative as you’d like — but here is what we think you should be wearing to stand out from the crowd. You want to wear a bright and bold silk shirt that has lots of patterns on it; something unusual that isn’t commonly worn every day. It’s not just the girls who can have fun and dance the day away; you can too by wearing comfortable cottoned shorts that aren’t too tight on your leg. For your shoes, go for black trainers that can complement the rest of your outfit.
What materials will you be wearing this summer?