Make a statement this summer – Top 5 essential fashion items

Summer is finally here and it's not just a time to show a little skin and take fashion risks. This season is practically the only time of the year where you can make a statement every single day. Even better; you can choose to draw inspiration from your personal style or take a chance with something you saw on the street or on an Instagram model. More so, you get to experiment with different swatches, textures, hues, and designers. What can we say? Summer is the time to try it all out.

However, if you don’t know where to start, it's alright, as there are so many accessories out there that make the cut. To give you a nudge in the right direction, here at five fashion statements that'll make you stand out this summer.

  1. A White T-shirt

It may not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think of fashion statements. But you'll be surprised how many things you can pull off when you pair them with a white t-shirt. You can either rock it with a comfortable pair of jeans or amp up your look with a pair of heeled sandals. Alternatively, you can add more color to the mix with a patterned skirt or tone it down with a pair of shorts. Either way, you can go all out or rock a conservative look with the help of a humble white tee.

  1. A Pair of Sunglasses

They're not just there to keep your eyes shaded from the sun, the right pair of these babies can amp up your entire look. Whether you opt for a pair of Gucci glasses or a lesser brand, you've got to sell it. Try some bold new frames and even switch up the colors to match with your outfit. Taking it up a notch, you can play with different sizes and even explore the plethora of styles available. Altogether, it's not really summer if you aren't armed with a stylish and functional pair of shades.

  1. White Sneakers

It's almost as if there's a theme here with all this white. The fact remains that as a neutral base, it really does class up entire outfits. With a nifty pair of white sneakers you can get away with a lot, fashion-wise, this summer. Whether you're going for a laid back or more polished look, it's quite easy to pull this off with the right pair of white sneakers. You can throw them on for a day at the office, for a relaxed corporate style and still pull them off when you go for drinks afterward.

  1. Denim

Whether it's a pair of denim shorts, trousers, or even a jacket, you can't go wrong with urban style denim. This fashion trend has been around for over a century and is still evolving. The great thing about denim is it's versatility, in every sense of the word. You can class it up in an instant and tone it down the next. Even more, there are so many different ways to explore your sense of style through denim. Adding touches of denim to your summer look book is a great way to embrace the warm and express yourself.

  1. Slides

Now, it's summer, so you're probably ready to let those toes breathe. Rather than going for a pair of flip flops, why not make a statement with a trendy pair of slides? Although slides are not everyone’s cup of tea and even some even call them ugly; however, if you’re after comfort, they are a lot more sophisticated than flip flops and you have a truckload of styles and designs to choose from. No doubt, slides are a fun, yet classy way to amp up your summer look and it doesn't hurt that they are versatile too.

No doubt, following these simple steps will have you looking all dapper this summer!

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