Step 1. Outfit
When considering the perfect summer party outfit, it is important to not only go for what’s in this summer, but also to consider what you would feel most comfortable in and what compliments your body shape the most. A universally flattering style, that thankfully has made its way to a huge hit this summer, is the wrap dress. Not only does it define your waist and create the illusion of an hourglass figure, it can also accentuate curves and flatter existing hourglass figures perfectly. Available in a range of different styles and prints, they can be worn to any occasion and be dressed up and down accordingly. Another popular trend that has made a comeback this summer is pinstripes. Pinstripe playsuits, jumpsuits, dresses… this option allows for a multitude of choices. Check out https://www.groupon.co.uk/discount-codes/shops/asos.com for some amazing choices that are guaranteed to get your compliments as you party the night away.
Step 2. Shoes and accessories
Due the to the versatility of wrap dresses, you can’t really go wrong with the shoes. Espadrilles have become a popular choice this summer and with a variety of different styles available, there is something for everybody. A personal top pick would be the lace up wedges, as they are both comfortable and breathable as well as super stylish and on trend this season. If espadrilles aren’t quite your cup of tea, there are plenty of other options that are in this season including platform heels, plastic shoes (think of an adult version of jelly sandals) and timeless pumps in bright and bold colours. Try to coordinate colours with your outfit; if your outfit is plain, use shoes to add a pop of colour and vice versa. Another key to a perfect party look is the accessories. Try not to overdo it on the bling if you already have a lot going on in your outfit and instead opt for simple pieces of jewellery such as hoop earrings (wooden hoops are becoming increasingly popular if you are feeling brave) and long layered pendant necklaces.
Finally, finish your outfit off with a woven handbag or satin clutch and prepare to be the centre of attention.
Step 3. Makeup
Although often underrated, a woman’s makeup can be an integral part of any outfit. It can be used to set the tone of the overall look you are going for. Starting with foundation, the aim is to achieve a nice glowing finish without looking like you’ve just completed an intensive workout. To get the perfect mix between dewy skin and looking like you’ve just had a shower, it is important to acknowledge your skin type. If you have naturally dry skin, using a dewy foundation and setting lightly with transparent powder should do the trick. You can also add liquid highlighter to areas you wish to be more pronounced, such as cheekbones. If you have naturally oily skin, however, you might want to go with a matte foundation and use a powder highlighter on areas of the face you wish to achieve the glow. In general, the main rule is that you don’t want to be wearing liquid or cream products in the summer if you already have naturally oily skin.
Following on from foundation and highlighter, bronzer is a must have product in creating the perfect summer glow. Not only can bronzer help define cheekbones and give the appearance of a slimmer face when used in contouring, it can add subtle colour that looks perfectly natural. Focus on areas on the face the sun would naturally touch, such as your forehead and the bridge of your nose.
Finally, if you wish to add a pop of colour to any summer outfit, lipstick or gloss is your best friend. Think bright pinks, reds, and if you’re feeling very brave, plum lips are very in this summer.