One of my very favorite sources for retro-chic summery staples — ModCloth.com — is solving all of our biggest summer style problems.
Everything from travel wardrobe issues to accessorizing questions are SOLVED. Check out some of my favorite pieces of advice:
Summer Stye Problems: SOLVED 1 of 7
ModCloth enlists their ModStylists to solve the biggest summer style issues...
PROBLEM: Looking cute while traveling 2 of 7
Solution: "Breathable, wrinkle-free fabrics, with light layers, cute flats, and simple accessories."
See all of ModCloth's travel outfit suggestions.
PROBLEM: Help! I don’t know how to mix patterns 3 of 7
Solution: "The trick is to keep both bold elements in the same family. Whether the patterns share a similar motif, compatible textures, or a common color family...make sure the match-up is subtle and unexpectedly unique."
See ModCloth's mixed-pattern suggestions.
PROBLEM: How to style a bathing suit 4 of 7
How can you wear your bathing suit to pool parties and beachy events without a typical cover-up?
Solution: "Make the most of your favorite piece by pairing it with seasonal staples like floral shorts, a breezy maxi, or a cotton sundress." ModStylist Amy played up on the peplum trend by turning your bathing suit into a summery-looking shirt.
See ModCloth's bathing suit styling suggestions.
PROBLEM: How to look cute yet casual for a BBQ 5 of 7
Solution: "Try out a light, printed frock with a cute headband and your fave strappy sandals. After the sun goes down and it's a bit cooler, throw on a wardrobe staple such as a chambray shirt."
See ModCloth's BBQ outfit suggestions.
PROBLEM: How to dress up a maxi dress 6 of 7
Solution: "You can take it from a day at the beach to date night by swapping your flat sandals for a colorful wedge and adding a statement necklace. Between you and me, sometimes I even keep a sparkly clutch in my oversized day bag!"
See ModCloth's maxi dress accessories.
PROBLEM: How to wear a dress while bike riding 7 of 7
If a bicycle is your summertime transportation of choice, it can feel like your wardrobe is limited.
Solution: "A [longer-length] sturdy cotton dress is an excellent choice because it keeps you cool, resists wind gusts, and looks adorable. Pair it with brogues, a circle scarf, and a backpack for your essentials."
See ModCloth's bicycle-compatible outfit suggestions.
See all of ModCloth’s “Sunny Solutions” — including how to fancy-up shorts and wear pastels.