I don’t know if you follow me on Instagram (@toyinsmiles), but if you do, you probably noticed that I wear statement necklaces a lot. Particularly, I wear this black and gold chunky necklace…it’s my favorite and works with almost everything! The reason I do wear statement necklaces is because they instantly make me look put together without adding an extra layer. An extra layer that I don’t need to be wearing right now in the humid heat of the South.
How to Look Put Together in the Summer
Nothing looks more put together than a stylishly layered look, with booties! So many of the outfits I pin and admire are styled with beautiful layers that complement each other perfectly in a unique way. But what about when it’s hot outside. I live in the South and wearing more than one layer is not an option in 100 degree humidity.
I’ve noticed that it’s not necessarily the layers that make an outfit look complete. It’s the addition of a third or fourth piece to a basic outfit. It’s called the Third Piece Rule and it can help you look perfectly put together in the hot and humid weather! Just call me Dr. Suess.
Typically, a third piece is utilized via a layering piece like a sweater, jacket, or scarf. I refuse to pass out from heat exhaustion for fashion! I’ve come up with a few items to add to your summer wardrobe to help you look more put together when it’s hot and humid outside.
5 Pieces to Add to Look Put Together
One of my favorite accessories in my closet is my Chunky black, gold, and pearl necklace. It goes with almost everything in my closet and instantly makes a plain, all black outfit look amazing! I get compliments every time I wear it. Chunky jewelry is a great way to go from basic to glam!
A hat is an accessory that I have always loved but never had the occasion to wear. I feel like when I was in school, it seemed rude to wear a hat when I knew I would be sitting in classes all day. I didn’t want to block someone else’s view and I definitely was not going to show off flat hat hair by taking one off. But now that I am an adult and most of my events don’t include sitting in classes (even though I stand in front of one), I can successfully implement hats into my wardrobe. It may just be me but when I see someone wearing a stylish hat, they look so cool!
A Headband or Bandana
I love adding a headband or colored scarf to my top knots and buns to add interest to my look. Plus they help to hide tracks while keeping your hair off of your neck (#weavelife/wiglife). Le’struggle.
A Colorful belt
Adding a colored belt to a tucked in look also gives visual interest and shows that you took a little more time to think the outfit through. My favorite belt is a skinny yellow belt and surprisingly, it looks great with most outfits.
A Shirt (to tie around the waist)
Wearing a chambray or flannel shirt around my waist is one of my favorite trends right now. It helps to make a short dress or leggings look like an outfit with intention.
Have you tried any of these pieces to look more put together in the warm weather?
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