Update your wardrobe with what's trending this summer like summer color dip-dyed shirts, girly fedoras and graphic tees. Look to maxis, denim and textured base pieces and accessorize your little heart out.
Cute Maxi Dresses
According to LostTweens.com, the maxi dresses that women have enjoyed over the past few seasons are now a style must for tweens. They are perfectly paired with a cute denim jacket.
|Photo via Maegan Tintari via Flickr: Bebe Maxi Ruffle Dress|
Denim JacketsJeans are not the only type of denim that is making waves this summer. Tweens and teens will find that light denim jackets paired with a cute skirt or a pair of shorts is a great way to beat the heat while maintaining a stylish appearance. Try colored denim to give your wardrobe a pop!
|Photo via Flickr user Court10e Fox: Light denim jacket|
Textured PatternsBright-colored and printed shorts are a hot item for the summer months, according to Seventeen.com. When paired with a plain blouse, the bright colors will add an element of fun to your wardrobe. Depending on your current style goals, you can select stripes, zig-zags or patterned diamonds to create movement and texture.
|Photo via Flickr user feryswheel: leopard studded shorts|
Break Out Your Old CutoffsCut-off jean shorts are a hot-ticket item for this summer, according to Macys.com. Either break out your old cutoffs in traditional colors, such as black or blue denim, or purchase a new, bright pair. Why cutoffs? They add a little feathering accent at the bottom without the concern of your shorts will unravel.
Pair cut-off jeans with cute sandals and a simple patterned boatneck, flower-patterned silk or a fun, ruffly pirate shirt. The flowing cut of a frilly shirt will keep you comfortable during hot weather while maintaining a playful mismatch style.
|Photo via Flickr user Maria Morri: Cut-off shorts|
Accessorize, Accessorize, AccessorizeStyle is never complete without adding a few pieces of fun jewelry, a cute purse or a mismatched belt. Add some extra spunk in your step with bright accessories that make a big statement.
Pick out pieces that are large and have interesting patterns. Since bright colors are gaining in popularity this summer, your accessories will look best if they match those bright shades. For example, if you are wearing a red blouse, then you want jewelry that has red stones or matches well with the shade of red you have selected.
|Photo via Flickr user traveling.lunas: Sea blossom necklace|
The summer months are the perfect time to explore your personal style. Getting a wardrobe together that is trendy, fun and cool (in both senses) will let you to mix and match different items to create your own personalized look.