If you’re anything like the rest of us, when you get that first glimpse of what just might be a suntan on your cheeks, you start planning outdoor outings as if it’s your last time in the sun. You’re tired of being cooped up indoors watching TV and of course eating because there’s not much else to do. There’s only one way to treat yourself while you lose that holiday weight that’s still lingering from grandmas sugar cookies a few months back; clothes shopping.
If you don’t begin every new season with a trip to the mall, you’re missing out. You don’t need to have a total wardrobe re-model, but just grab some of the newest styles so you can feel trendy for a bit. You especially want to look nice for those outdoor outings you’re now planning. Here are 5 things you should do this summer and the outfits that go along with them.
1. Go to an Outdoor Concert
Almost all genres of music offer an outdoor concert somewhere. Country music and EDM are probably some of the most prominent genres when it comes to summertime, but if those don’t do it for you, Ed Sheeran, Elton John, and Bon Jovi are on tour this summer as well. If you get the ideal night, we’re thinking you go with a stylish romper so that you’re both comfortable and look cute. Rompers won’t blow around in the wind, and you can do cartwheels on the lawn seats without worrying too much about who’s staring.
2. Take a Weekend at the Beach
This one’s a no-brainer. Every summer you need to have the sand between your toes at least once. When it comes to getting dressed up for the beach, you might be biting off more than you can chew. Yes you’ll look nice for the first few minutes (so take your pictures then), but after an hour the sweat and the salt just isn’t pretty. However, you should always be carrying a cute beach bag. This crochet one is especially unique and might even distract people from the hot-mess you are when you’re leaving.
3. Go to a New Bar
When you first turn 21, the hype is real when it comes to hanging out in new bars. Once that all dies down, it’s easy to find yourself in the town tavern every Friday night. This summer, get out of town and find a pop-up bar in the city or even a club right on the waterfront. For this occasion, you cannot go wrong with a black tube top. Tube tops are extremely flattering, and so is the color black. You can throw on a maxi skirt bottom, jeans, or even flowy patterned pants. The key to making your black tube top look great is jewelry.
4. Do Something Touristy
Being a tourist can be so much fun because you can walk around aimlessly and not feel unproductive. Drive to the nearest beach town you’ve never been to, or even take a ride to a historical site. If you’re going to be doing a ton of walking thought, you’re going to want to be comfortable. Try this tank dress made of jersey stretch fabric. With some cute sneakers, you can be walking all day.
5. Sit Outside and Have Drinks with the Girls
No matter what the season is, it’s always the right time for a girls night. Summer nights are especially ideal because you can sip on some refreshing wine or margaritas in the great outdoors. For these sort of casual get togethers, that black tube top will look mighty fine. If drinks are going to go into the night, bring a small sweater with you; though you might not even need it if the tequila’s keeping you warm.