How To Glam Up Your Summer Style

Even though the summers, to many, are all about socializing, dinners, parties and hanging out with friends, the sunny season doesn’t bring the most glam fashion. Typical summer clothes are often flowy, lightweight, bright colors and cute prints. In other words, perfect clothes for daywear, days on the beach and days in the sun. So how does one glam up the summer style? Perhaps with some embellishment, sequins, chic texture etc? Yup! Here are some ideas on how to glam up your summer style.

Luisa Beccaria Resort 2018 - How To Glam Up Your Summer Style

Courtsey of Luisa Beccaria (resort 2018)

Wear Embellished Pieces

Some of my best clothing pieces in my wardrobe are embellished. Not crazily embellished but some decoration here and there that adds the glam. I always turn to these pieces when I want to level up my outfit as the decoration creates a more proper and elegant impression. So go for your embellished pieces when going summer glam. It can be something simple as pearls on denim or more elegant piece like a shirt with an embellished collar!

Go For Sequin Pieces

Sequins might be one of the best go to looks whenever one wants to go glam. The material literally reflects lights which is a key ingredient for party, right? A sequin blazer is a simple piece to layer with your LBD. A scarf with sequins is another great summer alternative. Sequins, or the similar glitter, is also favorable to do as other accessories. For instance; bags, hats, shoes and even socks. See if your favorite accessory comes with some chic sequins! A sequin clutch will always, always, have your back if you need a quick spot of glam, especially to any given dress!

Wear Chic Jewelries

Jewelries are another way of adding the elegant feeling. I prefer them statement sized as they make the most noise and elevates the fashion level. Glam oversized earrings or a statement necklace will definitely have you covered. You can also go for rings, favorably ones with colorful details, to add some life! If you have a go-to LBD you can easily add your earrings or statement necklace without getting too specific about the details.

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Add Some Structure

As talked about earlier, summer clothes have a tendency to be quite bohemian with flowy styles and a lot of cute and preppy colors. The glam style is often more structured which makes defined blazers, pants or tops perfect to add to the flowy looks. Try a structured blazer to your flowy maxi dress or go for cigarette pants to your statement sleeve off shoulder ruffle top (lol, you know the drill).

Go Full Makeup

Makeup is perhaps used whenever and wherever, but is definitely connected to a glam night out. That’s why a full makeup look adds the elegant vibes. Go for a smokey eye, a bronzy look or a gorgeous lipstick. That will add the glam touch to your laidback summer style. Even better if you add a glowing highlighter or eyeshadow with some glitter. It’s fashion!

Add The Heels

And last but not least, the heels are also of importance when going glam. Perhaps not the defining factor, but shoes that are associated with glam and going out. A pair of heels will add an elegant touch and balance the casual style of the clothing piece. Just see how they styled the jumpsuit in Luisa Beccaria’s resort collection 2018. Adding a pair of metallic heels? Genius contrast! Have to say though that I don’t think that the exact style of heels are ultimate for the look,  but they pass, don’t they?!

Folks! Which one of these tips do you do when adding glam to your summer style? Drop a comment below and let me know!

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27 thoughts on “How To Glam Up Your Summer Style

  1. I need more statement pieces like this in my life. Yes there are pors and cons to summer. On the one hand the clothes can be more fun but often is so hot even with the lightest most flowing garments you are still sweating your ass off. But that is one gorgeous dress.

    Allie of ALLIENYC

  2. That’s a good point, it’s the festive season that brings all the ‘glam’! Great suggestion to opt for embellished pieces, and of course, I’m adoring your point of throwing heels into the mix – they elevate (excuse the pun) any outfit!

  3. Okay, so I have this chic sequin blazer just sitting in my closet collecting dust. I’ve worn it only once during the summer a few years ago, but you’ve inspired me to get creative with it again. I agree, summer fashion isn’t always the most exciting, not nearly as exciting as fall. I feel my summer outfits tend to be a bit more basic and one and done, whereas I have more fun with colors and prints come fall. Thanks so much for sharing this inspo, beauty, and I hope you’re having a very Happy Thursday!



  4. I definitely tend to dress more casually in the summer, so these are good tips for bringing a little glam to my life 🙂 I like the idea of adding structure. I never would have thought about that dressing up a look, but it makes sense!

  5. I love the idea of adding something structured like a jacket with strong shoulders or a blazer to a boho maxi dress or skirt. The juxtaposition would be so awesome! I definitely need to work on my bold make-up looks. My girlfriend just bought a purple lipstick that she plans to bring for New York for Fashion Week and I might just try it out =P

    Rina Samantha

  6. Oooh, I love a bit of glam. Chic jewels and embellishments are always so much fun, and a nice structured blazer does wonders! I love them with both maxi dresses and cigarette pants, like you mentioned.

    I want to go dress up now!

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