Summer is the perfect time to reinvent your look and add a little heat to your style. Whether you’re going on an exotic trip away, for a little weekend getaway or relaxing on a staycation, there are plenty of ways you can heat up your summer look for 2018:
1. Update Your Wardrobe
Adding a few staple pieces to your wardrobe can completely change the way you dress. Updating your wardrobe doesn’t mean you should throw out your old clothes, purchase new clothes with your existing wardrobe in mind, matching outfits and seeing what works well. You can even take a look in local charity shops and thrift stores if you’re a savvy shopper, there are some excellent pieces to be found.
2. Try Out New Hairstyles
One of the best ways to start switching up your look is by changing your hairstyle. This doesn’t mean you need to go to the salon and get it drastically cut, just try out different ways to style it every day. Braids are bang on trend this year, with many people experimenting with how they wear them, you can even use a little glitter makeup and sprinkle some sparkle on your braids for the ultimate summer festival vibes. If braids don’t work with your hair type, or your hair is too short, then why not accessorise with headbands or hair clips for effortlessly chic hair in no time.
3. Add A Little Sparkle
Using highlighter to accentuate your facial features is a top trend for this year. If you’re used to wearing natural makeup, then why not experiment and add a little sparkle to your cheeks? You can opt for natural glowing liquid drops, or layer up with powder for full-on shimmering effect, perfect for summer
Accessorising is a simple step that can have a huge impact on the way your outfit turns out. Even the simplest of dresses can be transformed with some earrings, a chunky necklace and bold bangles. Try out a few new styles you wouldn’t necessarily wear and take a risk, you might find that you create a whole new look you love!
5. Body Art
Body art doesn’t need to be a temporary thing! With the rise of social media and influencers jumping on the trend, wearing metallic tattoos is more stylish than ever. There are an abundance of styles to choose from, from simple gold “bracelet” pieces to shapes and patterns you can use practically anywhere! They’re a great addition to your summer look, especially for festivals.
6. Wear prints
If you’re someone who usually steers away from any daring patterns or prints, then it’s time to reconsider. Prints are on trend for this summer 2018. You don’t need to dress head-to-toe in prints to make a stylish statement. Choosing one or two key printed items and matching them with your existing wardrobe is all you need to get on board with this trend. Printed kaftans are particularly great for the beach, worn with a block colour bikini or swimsuit. Alternatively, why not try some printed wedges for a subtle look with your summer outfit?
What will you try?
With so many hot trends for summer 2018, you are truly spoilt for choice. The best part of summer is the freedom to experiment with your look and try out looks you wouldn’t necessarily go for any other time of the year. So embrace the new, and experiment with crazy styles because you never know, you might find your new favourite look!
Alice Porter works closely as a festival glitter makeup artist and loves to share her tips and tricks with beauty lovers.