Summer is here and there is no other season where getting your wardrobe right is so important. The warmer weather will have a huge impact on your clothing decisions and, often, it means that you’re left unsure about what to wear. You can’t layer as easily as you can in the autumn or winter and it can be more difficult to know what accessories to pair with different styles.

Looking sophisticated in the summer is all about preparation and planning your outfits and dressing based on each day as it comes, but you still need a general guide to follow to help you choose the right pieces for your wardrobe. Let’s take a look at 3 summer fashion tips that won’t go out of style.

Choose Light Colours

In the summer months, the best clothing colour palette will always be light colours as opposed to dark tones. Light blues, pinks and pastels are always on trend and help to create a contrast from your capsule A/W wardrobe, which will likely feature blacks, greens and burnt orange.

There are many timeless summer staples that you can add to your wardrobe that you will reach for again and again during the summer months that will all be available in a lighter colour. White button-down shirts, cream linen trousers and staple vests are all wardrobe must-haves during the summer and can be paired with pretty much anything, depending on the weather.

Balance Your Outfit

When the temperature rises, you naturally want to wear less in an effort to keep cool. But, it’s important to keep your outfits balanced, rather than show off too much. To keep your outfits balanced, choose to go sleeveless with a womens crop top with a longer skirt, or wear shorts with a more covered tee. By following the balanced rule, you ensure that your outfit remains chic and shows off the best parts of your outfit. A timeless summer trend is pairing a maxi skirt with a crop top, which is perfect for the balancing rule.

Invest In Summer Classics

As with any seasonal wardrobe, the best tip is to create a capsule wardrobe for the summer so that you can quickly mix and match the pieces to create an outfit that works, no matter what. When creating your capsule wardrobe, take into account your day-to-day life to choose the right outfit pieces.

For example, if you go to work then you will need more work-appropriate clothing than you would casual weekend clothing. You’ll need to create a capsule wardrobe that encompasses all potential occasions, so be sure to add in a couple of night out dresses, smart/casual light tops and a good pair of tailored trousers for go-to staples.

Add to this some neutral accessories, such as a statement pair of earrings, a bag that can be paired with numerous different outfits and a staple pair of shoes, as if you invest in the classic summer colour palette of light colours, then you can then add these accessories to almost any outfit.