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Do you ever have those moments where you second guess yourself about everything you wear?

Maybe it's too big, too bright, too bold, too baggy - whatever the case may be. You want to look your best at all times, which can be a struggle when the sun is beating down on you.

What you need is a simple set of rules you can follow to perk up your summer style. And I've got just the thing.

Just follow these 10 summer fashion do's for 2020 and you will look and feel your best every time you step out the front door.

1. Choose Natural Breathable Materials

When the mercury rises, choose natural fibers to help beat the heat. Lighter options like cotton, rayon and linen are breathable so you won't melt under the sun even when it's at its hottest.

peplum top

This cotton peplum top is an ideal choice for keeping your cool and looking gorgeous too.

2. Keep Things Loose and Flowy

Try a fashion-forward loose, sheer blouse that you can easily wear to work with a blazer or a pair of shorts at the weekend.

Loose white blouse

This cute button-up is light and breezy but still office appropriate.

3. Kick it with a Pair of White Sneakers

Pristine white sneakers are always a chic summer pairing with your outfit because they go with almost everything -  from jeans to sundresses and mini skirts.

They're cute, comfortable and they're less likely to get dirty than in the colder months when the ground is wet.

4. Pick the Perfect Pair of Shorts

As the temperature rises, hemlines shorten and that makes shorts your best friend this summer. Pick a pair that fits and flatters you and stick with it.

Stitch Fix says to find your perfect pair:

  • Know your body shape - learn more about your body shape here
  • Choose a length that's comfortable for you - wear them however short or long you want
  • Find the right waistband - shorts with a wider waistband define your midsection while high waist shorts add inches to your frame and elongate your legs
  • Choose your style - keep it classic with a neutral hue or jazz it up with prints and bold colors

high waist shorts

I love these high waist pleated shorts. A bonus is that they're made of breathable cotton and linen fibers!

5. Slide on Some Summer Sandals

Similarly to shorts, sandals are almost exclusively the domain of summer fashion. I love slide sandals for their ease and comfort - they're like the more grown-up version of flip flops. Not that you can ever out grow flip flops.

A bold color will add a pep in your step and take any summer outfit to the next level.

6. Dress Up Your Denim

Go for a high-low look by dressing up your distressed denim with a cute, flirty top.

One shoulder ruffle blouse

This striped ruffle one shoulder top has got so many things going for it. It's the perfect antidote to your distressed denim cut-offs.

7. Bare Your Shoulders

You can show off some skin without giving all the goods away - strappy dresses are a great way to stay stylish and cool without showing too much.

Pair with some block heel sandals and you're ready for your runway moment.

striped midi dress

This striped dress has a perfectly summery vibe to it and those vertical stripes are nothing to gawk at either.

8. Try New Colors

Choose something that packs a serious punch of color like coral, blue or an appropriately sunshiney yellow for a fresh look this summer. Pair your brights with neutrals you already love.

yellow midi skirt

This yellow midi skirt provides the perfect pop of color when paired with a white top.

9. Try New Prints & Patterns

Odds are that you'll have more than a few events circled on your calendar this summer, so trying something fun and adventurous like a floral print or or geometric pattern that will have everyone talking.

floral mini dress

This bold, floral print dress is just the fun and festive look you need for your next special occasion.

10. White Denim Rules

Despite the rising temperatures, nothing looks cooler or more put together than crisp, white denim. Pair any white pant or skirt with a top in a bold color or print and slides for instant summer style.

high waist pencil pants

These high waist pencil pants look polished with a loose, flowy blouse and strappy heels.

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