No matter where they are tanning themselves over the warmer months, models always have a knack for making even the most basic outfits look incredibly stylish. Mixing runway trends with elevated basics, these ladies know how to make a fashion statement while also looking comfortable.
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In fact, one of the key parts of their style is that they wear the clothes, they don’t allow the clothes to wear them.
If you are looking to up your style game this season, read on for four summer fashion lessons to learn from professional models.
1. Update your denim
No matter the season, models love their denim. In the winter, they may wear a pair of flared black denim with a vintage rock n’ roll T-shirt, and in the spring, a pair of distressed jeans with a feminine blouse. But in the summer, they look to more breezy denim pieces such as denim skirts and shorts.
Models can always count on their denim pieces because they offer a wide variety of styling options.
This season, longer denim skirts are all the rage. Style yours like Jane Birkin with a striped Breton tank, a wicker basket, and gold jewelry. If you really want to make a bold statement, wear your longer denim skirt as a top, a dress, or a tunic.
If you choose to go with the more traditional denim mini skirt, then dress it up with a silk blouse and metallic accessories and dress it down with a vintage tee and chucks.
During the night, add a leather biker jacket to your denim skirt for the perfect amount of cool factor and a cozy knit with your denim cutoff shorts. Voila! You might be mistaken for an off-duty model right away.
2. Don’t show too much skin
Despite having legs for days and abs of steel, many stylish models know that showing too much skin isn’t the way to look chic. If you also shy away from donning bodycon dresses, halter-necks, rompers, or vest tops, you are in luck this season.
These days, modest fashion and demure dressing are where the fashion world is at, making it easy (and very fashion-forward) to fill your closet with culottes, sack dresses, baggy trousers and long-sleeved boho blouses.
For the next few months, a roomy shirt-dress will be your summer savior, while trouser suits in summer-friendly cotton or linens are perfect for more dressed up occasions.
3. Invest in your day-to-day accessories
High-quality accessories are essential items in model’s wardrobes. A Chanel bag, a pair of Christian Louboutin heels, an oversized pair of Celine sunglasses — these items can dress up any outfit, will always be a talking point, and can be worn every day with no problem.
Especially in the summer, you should focus on picking up a couple of sunglasses that you can wear on a daily basis with almost all of your outfits. The benefit of investing in high-quality, timeless accessories is that you can bring them out season after season, year after year.
If you want to look like you just signed with a talent management agency in Dubai, then focus on your accessories.
4. Always display confidence
There is nothing more model-esque than having complete confidence in yourself. Even if you don’t always feel it one hundred percent, remember the quote, “Fake it till you make it.”
No matter what you are wearing, whether it’s a new outfit from your most recent paycheck or a vintage hand-me-down from your grandmother, the way to bring style to the garments is through your inner confidence.
Spend some time perfecting your posture and getting in the habit of enjoying the space you occupy. Some days, it will be easier than others, but spend more time working on loving yourself than worrying about what others think of you, or your clothes.
How are you going to be dressing this summer? What are some of your favorite summer dressing tips? Share with us your wisdom in the comments below!
“The dress must follow the body of a woman, not the body following the shape of the dress.” —By Hubert de Givenchy