Sun-kissed looks are again the hit of the season with, of course, the sun as the main inspiration. Well-balanced, fashionable, simple yet effective looks dominate this style. Besides, it can be pretty seductive for those perfect summer nights somewhere on the beach. This time we are bringing some of the reasons why you will fall in love with the Mediterranean trend.
Soft, muted yet rich palette
This style may come across to many as boring or one-sided, however, once you get the gist of it, you will love it. The colors that mark it are black, nudes, olive green, sand and camel. Besides the fact they are easy to work with, they look flattering on all shapes and sizes, and you get to have fun with accessorizing every outfit.
Although not normally associated with sensuality, these colors in combination with bold designs managed to do just that. Creating new outfits and playing with gold and rose gold details is one more thing that makes this style so unique and interesting. Besides colors, the emphasis in Mediterranean style has been placed on leather, rattan and wooden details, which are normally used on bags, shoes and accessories. To make everything into a perfect whole, bronzer, warm-toned eye looks, a highlighter and nude, natural lipsticks are the essentials.
Simple yet effective designs
Something that most certainly represents the characteristic of this style is spectacular simplicity. It may sound contradictory, but following the “less is more” trend has never been more popular. One of the examples is a nude, knee-length body dress that accentuates your figure and can be styled up or down depending on the occasion. For a night out, nude or black sandals or pumps together with a small leather bag in any of the aforementioned colors will be the best choice. For daytime activities, you can pair this with some strappy flats in nude or sand color, a big straw hat, and big sunglasses to complete the look.
Another good choice for an outfit that follows this trend is a loose olive green jumpsuit paired with some wooden statement earrings and either platform sandals or flats in black color. Your choice of bag can be an oval rattan bag which is very trendy this year. Make a high bun to finish it off and add big sunglasses, and you will look like a true Mediterranean goddess. If, however you want to get a bag you will be able to wear throughout the year, leather tote bags are a great option because they are versatile and with some simple details on them, they perfectly fit the style.
Elegant and fashionable outfits for special occasions
You will find that many of these outfits are suitable for both day and nighttime occasions. However, if you want to take it a step further and look very dressy for a special occasion, you can pull it off with this style as well. A black, asymmetrical kimono dress paired with a golden, metallic belt is a perfect choice. You can style it with nude heels with golden details, and again, big golden statement earrings or a bracelet. Since the dress is pretty simple, all the accessories and details will give it a perfect twist and make you look stunning. Besides, it is a great way to show off your tan, especially if you accentuate it with oil and dedicate some time to doing a sun-kissed make-up look.
Another good idea for an elegant look is a high-slit body dress. You can wear it with two-strap sandals or pumps in any color and you will look sexy and beautiful. Loose waves reminiscent of the beach are a hairstyle that would go great with this outfit.
Find the perfect beach outfit
Is there anything more important than a beach outfit for this Mediterranean style? One-piece swimwear with an open back in nude color and some blue dangling earrings and a bracelet as a pop of color will paint the perfect Mediterranean picture. You can wear rattan flats with blue details on them and big sunglasses or a hat, which is not only trendy but practical. A casual beach outfit may involve high-waisted eggshell shorts and a black ruffled crop top. They will create a feminine and fashionable outfit. Accessorize this look with black, strappy flats and animal print statement earrings. Another great look for the beach can be a maxi dress in soft brown paired with wooden earrings, golden sandals and a rattan bag in the same color.
This whole style can be described as minimalistic, meaning, in this case, that the emphasis is on details since the outfits are simpler. The shoes, bags and the jewelry let you play with the style, creating interesting looks that are sensual, elegant and chic. Earthy tones leave more than enough room for your imagination to go wild and use accessories to complete your every look.
Article written by Sophia Smith
Sophia is a Beauty & Style blogger, Graphic designer and Style editor at highstylife.com