Although the bleak days of winter might have you thinking otherwise, it will soon be time to buy new summer clothes. Before long, those long pants and bulky sweaters will be returned to storage and you'll be looking for clothing options that bear more skin and that are built for summer fun. Let's look at some of the wardrobe essentials that you need to be stocking up on for spring and summer for the family.
Summer clothes for ladies run the gamut from chic and casual to office and career wear. Summer time means hot days that often begin muggy and humid before you even make it to work. And while most offices have a dress code that frowns on wearing tank tops or spaghetti straps in the workplace, you can still stay cool with blouses that are made of very sheer (not see through) material. These tops can be made from silk or other light fibers and will allow for lots of breathing room; in fact, you may feel like you have nothing on at all. Opt for a lightweight sweater as well because the air conditioning in some buildings can make the interior of your workplace feel like a freezer! Add some classy Capri length pants and a closed-toe sandal and you have a casual outfit that is perfect for the office. Your wardrobe will also need a few pairs of casual shorts and tees for afternoon and weekend fun, and of course, a good swimsuit or two and cover-up for days that you go swimming at the beach or pool.
Gentlemen, like their female counterparts, shouldn't wear those muscle shirts to the office - but having a few of them on hand for weekend or afternoon wear is necessary, along with a few pairs of shorts or thin, lightweight pants. For office wear, look for summer clothes that are made with lightweight material that is breathable, and avoid wearing sandals to the office - even closed-toe varieties. For swimming, you'll need to add a couple of pairs of board shorts to your summer clothes shopping list.
Once school is out of session, teens are pretty much free to wear what they want, unless they have a summer job. And since summer clothes are a "big deal" to the teen set, clothing from favorite designers is usually all the rage - from shorts to Bermudas to tees and tanks.