Dress for Summer in Cool Blue and White
Posted on 02 August 2016
On summer days in Florida when the thermometer hovers in the 90's, feeling cool is as important as looking cool and collected.
With modern twists on a classic color combination, wearing blue and white resort wear is an obvious choice on summer days.
1.) Tunic tops in shades of cobalt blue, navy and powder blue flow easily over white pants and white shorts. Tunic tops are are flattering and forgiving silhouettes that compliment every figure. Look for tunics that fall anywhere from mid-hip to mid-thigh for optimum comfort and ease. Wear tunics over white pants, jeans, shorts or skirts in slim, unfettered styles to balance the generous proportions of a tunic.
2.) Blue jeans and denim shorts are staples for daytime and casual evenings. Pair denim bottoms with crisp white blouses or simple white tees, then accessorize with an expected splash of color: a red handbag, a yellow belt or even hot pink shoes to pop an otherwise understated ensemble.
3.) Nothing says summer wardrobe like nautical inspired looks - and contrary to the old adage that a woman with a full bust must shy away from stripes, there are stripes to flatter everyone. Look for traditional boatneck styles with 3/4 sleeves, simple crewneck tees or knits with a diagonal pattern in crayon stripes - these diagonal stripes look fantastic on everyone! The possibilities for breezy, seafaring styles are infinite. Keep the look authentic by adding white jeans, pants or shorts. Even if cruising isn't part of summer plans, these nautical looks are smart and stylish.
4.) For evenings out or entertaining at home, palazzo pants are a natural choice because of the wide leg and flowing fabric offers a sophisticated, elegant option for Florida summer nights. Ruby Rd. palazzo pants feature a wide waistband and a flattering silhouette in shades of blue. Top them off with a semi-fitted white blouse, tee or tank to highlight the fluid movement of the palazzo pant.
5.) What's easier than wearing a dress to stay cool on hot summer days? Blue and white dresses in jersey knit provide an effortless style for every occasion and maxi dresses add a romantic element while a bright blue shift works well for day or evening activities throughout a Florida summer. Slip on a simple sandal in white, gold or silver for foolproof fashion.
With so many options and a palette full of blue hues, dressing in white and blue is a natural choice when adding new elements to a Florida resort wardrobe.
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By: Lisa Cook
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