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4 steps to plan your spring summer wardrobe

Friday, 27 March 2015

It’s time for every fashion-conscious girl or guy to start planning their outfits for spring and summer. As the temperatures rise and the sun shines longer every day, you’ll want a wardrobe that suits the switching mood. But how do you make sure both your spring and summer wear gets you the right kind of attention? Here are 4 steps to follow:

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1. Investigate your wardrobe

Before you start searching for new items to purchase, take a look at what you already have. There’s a good chance that you will find things you long forgot about that can be brought back into circulation as part of your regular wear. Organise everything you own by colour and size so you can see your current wardrobe's full potential. This will give you a much clearer idea of what you have and what you need to add.

2. What look excites you?

While it is always good to keep an eye on the latest trends, a satisfying spring / summer wardrobe will start and end with you: how do you want to look? So, while it is well worth checking the fashion blogs and magazines for what’s in this season, don’t be afraid to go against the trend and have fun with a unique combination. African fashion is great for summer looks as it brings together bold, brash colours. Think about how you can mix and match different styles to find a look that really expresses who you are.

3. Stay flexible

Sometimes we can be a bit too blinkered when we start creating a wardrobe for a particular season. It is important, however, to keep your look adaptable to both changes in the weather and changes in your mood. A few summer hats are very much a necessity when the sun shines. Why not try a brashly designed trilby - perfect for bringing an attention-grabbing sheen to your look and keeping the sun-rays out of your eyes. Also, be sure you have a good stock of stylish beach wear for when things really heat up. African towels, for example, can really get you noticed thanks to their unique and eye-catching designs.

4. Play with accessories

A great way to really spice up any outfit is accessorising. Something as small as a bracelet or a ribbon can completely change the statement you make with your look. Don’t be afraid to try new things. African jewellery is becoming increasingly popular this season, with chunky bracelets, long necklaces and intricate earring designs all very much in vogue.

Putting together your spring / summer wardrobe is easy when you follow these 4 steps. Make sure you get the look you want this season by planning ahead, staying flexible and, most of all, having fun with your outfits.



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