Here in Toronto the weather is finally starting to warm up, but I still can’t bring myself to toss Audrey’s snowsuit (it’s falling apart after a long, hard winter).
Meanwhile, when it comes to client wardrobes, I’m in full spring/summer mode.
I’m diving into closets, storing sweaters, pulling out tank tops and floral blouses; shopping for summer dresses and pretty sandals.
If you’re like me and still have winter clothes hanging around, these ideas might help you look at your closet with a new eye so summer weather doesn’t take you by surprise.
For women with a standard body shape, these three summer styles are especially great options.
1. Chambray Shirt
A chambray shirt with white jeans, as pictured above, is nothing new, but the pairing has timeless elegance and looks completely effortless—you can’t go wrong.
… if you want to take the chambray shirt to a more trendy level, pair it with blue denim that is either a few shade lighter or darker than your shirt. (Yes, the “Canadian Tuxedo” is in style this season!)
… or you could tuck your chambray shirt into a pattern skirt for a fun and funky casual work look.
2. White Collared Shirt Dress
A white collared shirt dress is so versatile it is the perfect piece to pack for summer vacations. However, here it’s styled with white and gold accessories, which make it a fresh work look for balmy summer days.
… the outfit above would also make a great day-to-evening look. If you wanted to dress it up more, you could change into gold high-heeled sandals and fancy clutch.
…. or you could wear a shirt dress with patterned flats for an easy day look.
3. Slip-on Runners
Let’s face it, the fact that slip-on runners are in style is a blessing to anyone with young kids. Throw them on with a pair of light-weight pants and a t-shirt and you’ll be ready to run after the kiddies—and look good doing it!
… or you could pair these runners with a sweatshirt material skirt and a jean jacket to do your errands.
… you could also wear them with a pair of ankle jeans and a loose sweater for a great transitional spring look.
This article is part of a spring style update series. You can see spring and summer style ideas for other body shapes here: rectangle, inverted triangle,triangle, circle, and hourglass.
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