“Flutter like a butterfly and sting like a bee” that should be your style goal this season. Let your outfit choices speak for you. The key this season is to make your look appear effortless by mixing and matching the right styles that are sure to flatter your body type. Try not to fret over seemingly impossible-to achieve styles.
A comfortable outfit with stylish trimmings, if done correctly, can be your best look yet. Jennifer DeBarge-Goonan, Marshalls' style expert says "This season's look is relaxed, feminine and flattering on just about everyone," and I’m inclined to agree.
She offers this stress-free guide to looking fabulous this season:
A Perfect Fit -To look your best, only wear properly-fitting clothes. Whether you're a size 2 or a 22, buy what fits and ignore the "number" size. Remember, just because you can button it, doesn't mean it fits.
Room To Breathe- flowing fabric and soft movement. No super-tight styles here. To avoid looking frumpy, pair a full, flowing skirt with a top that features straight, tailored lines. Make sure you can't fit two people in your tunic, but a little bit of room that's just perfect.
Short Shorts - Who wears those? Gals that are super fit or supermodels. Luckily, for the rest of us, gauchos and Bermuda shorts are once again a warm-weather favorite. "Shorts" that meet the knee are popping up everywhere. Dress 'em up with a sexy heel or dress them down with cute flip-flops; either way, they're hot.
Color Me Beautiful - Earthy tones are everywhere: beige, cream, yellow. To stay ultra-hip, lace your favorite frock with brown accents. Keep it earthy, keep it cool.
A Feminine Flair - A delicate ruffle here? An embroidered flower there? Lace? White crochet? Yes, please! Chances are that deep down, every woman has a touch of a "girly-girl" sitting pretty inside of her. Subtle reminders of femininity can be found on everything from thick belts to bohemian skirts.
Can't Forget The Accessories -The fastest way to turn a boring, old outfit into something fab is to pair it with some fun shoes and a big ol' handbag. This season's shoes? Heels with a peekaboo toe or funky wedge sandals. The bag? As long as it's big, it's ideal. Protect your eyes with oversized sunglasses.
For The Boys-Okay, ladies, it may not be all about us. The men in your life should be looking fabulous, too. This season, suggest preppy polo shirts and plaid shorts. If you've got a "guy's guy" on your hands, get him vintage T-shirts or leather flip-flops. Because after all, the better he looks, the better we look!