The Wordy Girl Summer Style Guide

Summer is almost here, and with it comes my annual Summer Style guide packed with warm-weather essentials you’ll need to beat the heat — with panache. So stay cool and enjoy these summertime 2017 staples.


The IT print right now? Gingham. Fellas, wear the preppy print in the shape of a colorful button-down shirt. Ladies, you’ll find the checkered print everywhere — from bathing suits to dresses to handbags.

All signs point toward pink. How to wear it, you ask? For femmes, the uber feminine hue looks super bold when worn in head-to-toe pink with subtle shade variations. For blokes, a pink collared shirt or tee is so en vogue. In other words, think pink!

Fact: Ruffles are having fashion moment. I personally love how they lend a lady’s touch to menswear-inspired pieces.

The denim-on-denim-on-denim (you get the picture!) trend shows absolutely no sign of slowing down. So with the temperatures heating up, pair a chambray shirt with jeans (for guys) or a denim skirt (for gals). You can always add a patterned scarf to dress up the look.

Chic slip-on shoes (AKA slides) are the answer to never wearing flip-flops ever again. Whether they’re in the shape of minimalist all black, studded with spikes, bedazzled with jewels or swathed in fluffy feathers — slides are this summer’s go-to shoe.

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