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The 6 Must-Have Pieces To Pack For A Sexy Summer Trip

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Summer is here and it’s time to prepare for your upcoming holiday getaways. Whether it’s a weekend with your friends or a romantic trip, take the chance to have fun by playing with your summer wardrobe and unleash a more sensual side of yourself.

You don’t need to wear sporting shorts, skimpy, or tight clothing. Showcasing your sexiness is less about what you wear or what is more appropriate for your age and more about your state of mind.

It’s about opting for pieces that make you feel like a more elevated and authentic version of yourself. The idea here is to wear fabrics and pieces that look great on you and also honour the beautiful midlife woman you are (don’t you know the spirit of sensuality is ageless?)

Ready to embrace summer? Here are the six must-have pieces that will make your summer trip stylish and effortlessly sexy.

Easy summer dresses

An easy way to look effortlessly chic is to bring a summer dress or two with you. Whether you’re into neutral tones or vibrant colours and prints, there are many stylish and comfortable outfits that are great for your summer holidays, perfect for an al fresco meal followed by a jaunt to the local market and old town.

For daytime activities, consider a t-shirt or tank dress in linen, cotton, or performance activewear fabric (designed to wick moisture away from the body). It will keep you cool and provide a blank canvas that will allow you to dress it up or down quite easily.

Shirt dresses in a gauzy or textured fabric combine the best of a classic wardrobe staple with an interesting twist that evokes low maintenance ease. Pair your shirt dress with a badass attitude and remember that confidence is the greatest accessory. 

For a dressier look, wear a maxi dress in a fun colour or print (choose pieces with high splits or styles that show a little shoulder or cleavage if you want to amplify the sexy elements). A flowy maxi dress is the epitome of effortless elegance: opt for a cinched waist or a wrap style that can accentuate your curves beautifully. Alternatively, pair a maxi skirt with a cute top.

Summer flowy pants

There’s something about a mid-rise waist, extra wide cut and full length that instantly attracts and put you at ease. Light and breezy, you can never go wrong with flowy pants in summer, especially if the colours of the print are bold and the patterns remind you of tropical getaways.

Suited for the beach and long days of travel, these effortlessly cool trousers are designed to be breathable and airy and they can add a sense of movement to your outfit that feels elegant and effortless.

Opt for a style with an elastic waistband and pockets and feel free to pair them with a t-shirt, tank, or other top that skims the upper body to define your shape and complement the fullness of the pants.

Versatile accessories

Opt for pieces that complement multiple outfits and keep things simple by limiting them to two looks (for instance, you can choose gold or silver bangles and a wood necklace).

The best would be wearing your daytime jewellery while travelling to your destination and packing your fun accent jewellery for your dinner and evening events.

Wooden jewellery, in particular, whether boho-chic or mid-century modern can be very versatile, depending on how you style it. This is a crucial factor to consider, especially during the summer season as with them you can easily achieve a unique warmth and earthiness that can be dressed up or down.

Of course, your summer accessories must include a chic pair of sunglasses, too. Shades add an unmatched level of sophistication and polish to your look while protecting your eyes from the sun’s harmful rays.

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Oversize sunglasses are a simple, stylish choice, a classic pick that is flattering on every face shape and can add a mysterious vibe for those who prefer to remain anonymous as they move through their day. However, if you want to upgrade your look this summer, see the world through rose-tinted glasses (or orange, or yellow). Coloured lenses are an on-trend option that is ideal for bright yet cloudy days or when you’re intent on wearing your sunglasses indoors.

Adding a hat or two into the mix is another way to protect you and your hair from the sun. This summer, the wider the brim, the better. 

Beachwear that makes you feel cute and confident

Forget “bikini-ready”. Picking the right swimsuit can make all the difference.

Are you more at ease in a one-piece swimsuit or a high-waist bottom paired with a bandeau top? Are you a fan of cut-outs or do you prefer something with maximum coverage? Experimenting with different swimsuit styles can do wonders in boosting your confidence and getting you excited for a day at the beach or at the swimming pool.

You can wear anything ranging from a one-piece swimsuit (look for styles with ruching, tummy control panels, or strategic draping to enhance your figure), to high-waisted bikinis (they are trendy and provide excellent coverage and support), including tankinis (one with a flowy top can be both cute and forgiving).

Must-have stylish coverups 

It’s a must-have vacation staple, especially when you head to the beach. Whether it’s a kaftan, kimono, or a crochet cover-up, these pieces can be easily transformed into a skirt, a dress or even a shawl.

Breathable fabrics like linen and gauze are two ideal cover-up materials to keep you cool, particularly in relaxed fits that won’t cling to a damp swimsuit.

When in town, opt for a lightweight denim jacket or linen blazer. They can be worn with a variety of outfits to provide another stylish coverage option when temperatures drop.

Cute footwear

You don’t need high heels to show your sexy personality. Comfortable sneakers and chic sandals can do the job as well. Versatile enough to take you from day to night with ease, they are a must-have for any summer trip.

Use your footwear to tell a unique and fun story by choosing a pair of metallic sandals (like gold or silver to add a touch of glamour to your outfits). and sneakers in a statement colour with cushioned soles to allow you to explore the extra mile

Remember, choosing pieces that make you feel confident, comfortable, and chic is the key to a fabulous summer wardrobe. Bon voyage!

Bonus Tips

Choose travel-friendly easy-care fabrics (like neoprene, nylon, and polyester) to reduce the time you spend prepping your clothes while on holiday. 

Stick to a cohesive colour palette to make mixing and matching easier (neutral tones with pops of colour can create a versatile wardrobe) 

Be sure to roll your dresses when packing them to help prevent creases (pack a travel-sized wrinkle-release spray to freshen up your items).

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About The Author

Lauren Simmonds | The Fearless Fashionista

Lauren Simmonds | The Fearless Fashionista

Lauren Simmonds is a Style Coach, Founder and Chief Fashion Officer of The Fearless Fashionista and author of “Find Your Fabulous: The Fearless Fashionista® Approach to Developing and Owning Your Style“. She conducts style workshops, as well as provides personalized style consultations. Her motto? “EVERY woman can do something to improve how she shows up in the world”.

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