We are already mid summer season which translates to more humidity and heat, stickier days and below freezing office temperatures — darker colored wardrobe is also no longer the hit of the parade. Fashion dilemmas such as these are as common as 1-hour traffic on Ventura freeway.
A recent survey conducted on behalf of fashionable off-price retailers T.J. Maxx and Marshalls, asked women what their most frustrating summer fashion scenario was. The results show that the majority are most irritated by not being able to dress appropriately for the transition between the scorching weather outside and the artic air-conditioned temperatures indoors.
I’m sure most of us could relate to having been in these scenarios before, or at least seen that girl sitting at her desk with a space heater ten-inches from her face or perhaps the one whose been using the same wrinkly cardigan for weeks to stay warm!
Coming in second on the list of summer frustrations: not being prepared with the proper undergarments for all those different necklines, sheer materials and light colors. Seeing underwear lines under white clothes and bra straps hanging off shoulders should be properly accounted for and mistakes left to be made by the fashion apathetic.
Rounding out the results is the constant struggle to incorporate your dark-colored favorites during the summer months and lastly, the moment every girl fears…having a gust of wind send your dress up high and suddenly you’re Marilyn Monroe and putting on a performance you didn’t sign up for!
Not only does T.J. Maxx and Marshalls offer designer brands at great prices but these stores carry chic solutions to the fashion frustrations of summer. A true fashionista never sacrifices versatility for style! Here are just a few samples of designer merchandise that will ensure your summer wardrobe is always fashionable.
Temperature Transition: Black and White Jacket $39.99, Chambray Shirt $29.99, Breezy Scarf $19.99, Blue Dress $149.99
Wrong Undergarments: Red Cutout Top $12.99, Black Dress $39.99, Blue Cutout Blouse $39.99, White & Gold Dress $19.99
Incorporating Pieces: Black Heels $29.99, Black & White Dress $69.99, Black & White Clutch $69.99
Marilyn Monroe Moments: Gold Skirt $12.99, Striped Maxi Dress $39.99, Cream Dress $79.99, Orange Structured Dress $119.99
Additionally, fashion expert Jamie Krell, has offered tips on how to avoid and deal with the most dreaded issues below.
Jamie Krell’s Tips:
Hot Outside/Cold Outdoors:
When the temps rise outside, but it’s 60 degrees in the office, I always like to start with a great basic – like a cool, cotton sun-dress that breathes. Instead of leaving one piece at the office crumpled up in your desk drawer, try incorporating layering pieces. It makes a huge difference for adding warmth and you won’t have to sacrifice style. Try a little cropped jacket, a white (or neutral) blazer, a colorful print scarf, or even a lightweight button down that looks great with the sleeves rolled up . That way, you can go from the sun-drenched streets to work (with arctic temperatures) in a flash!
Being prepared with proper undergarments:
When it comes to seasonal dressing, summer calls for sheer materials, backless and halter dresses, shorter hemlines and overall lighter and tighter fabrics. So having the proper undergarments is important. It’s nice to invest in a convertible nude bra that can be worn in a variety of styles and ways (like halter and strapless.) A pair of seamless, invisible underwear is best under a flimsy or tight dress…and try going up one size for comfort. Lastly, a nude bodysuit or spanx will never fail to smooth you out and hold you in!
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