With temperatures soaring… everyone is trying to stay cool and still look great, but it’s easy to let your summer style slide.
Here are some lapses in judgment I’ve seen this summer.
1. Capri pants +socks & running shoes
Capris are a cute sassy look that shows off your lower legs. Yes, they do tend to make your leg look a little shorter because they stop at the calf, but this can be balanced out by wearing a lovely kitten heel sandal or low wedge in the same color as your Capris.
I’ve noticed a lot of women on vacation who go on walking tours wearing Capris with socks and running shoes! This is a lethal combination that makes you look short, fat, and frumpy. If you need practicality and comfort, then try a cushioned flip-flop or ballet flat with your Capris, or instead wear shorts with running shoes for a sporty look. Frump city!
2. Nude Hose with Sandals
If you want to wear open-toed shoes and are tempted to wear even the sheerest of hose with them, stop right there. Remember, nothing looks as tacky as this fashion faux pas. Many women are hesitant to use self-tanners because they are worried about having orange legs, but they’ve come a long way and give the subtlest result.
3. Short Shorts
Who wears short shorts? Not women after 40, unless you’ve been digging things out of your teenage daughter’s closet to wear. Short shorts (especially cut-offs) that let it all hang out are tacky and cheap. Save them for sun tanning and go with a cute skirt or walking short instead.
4. Visible Pockets
One of the freshest looks for summer is a pair of crisp white pants. But beware if those pants come with big visible pockets. That’s all anyone will notice! If your white pants show your pockets, simply have them taken out by a professional seamstress for a much cleaner look.
5. Dark Bra Under Light Shirt
This is not classy. Nothing sexy about it. It looks sloppy, period.