Want to look great at your July 4 barbecue but not sure what to wear? Don't worry. Celebrity stylist Brad Goreski has you covered. Goreski, who has worked with the likes of Jessica Alba, Demi Moore and Jenna Dewan-Tatum, spoke with ABC News about summer's biggest trends, and how you can pull them off quickly and inexpensively.
When in doubt, put on a chambray shirt. "Everyone needs to have a denim shirt in your wardrobe," Goreski said. "They work in the evening with a blazer or over your shoulder. They’re great to pair with a pair of shorts -- roll up the sleeves, unbutton it to show a peekaboo of your tank top. I can’t live without it this summer."
"White is such a trend this season," Goreski said. "We're seeing the resurgence of the white sneaker everywhere from the Chanel couture runway to street style Guys wear them with tuxes or suits." Goreski suggests using the Mr. Clean Magic Eraser (yes, he's a spokesman) to keep your sneakers and white accessories squeaky-clean. "They come out sparkling," he said. "It’s great for heels, it’s great for handbags and getting the residue off your headbands."
|Play Up Your Accessories|
Accessories are an easy way to make a simple outfit a little more exciting, Goreski said. "This summer [has seen] the resurgence of the chunky sandal," he added. "That's a great item to have in your closet: metallics with a thick black sole or bright colors or prints." For sunglasses, think about a black cat-eye or a tortoise-shell round glass.
|Pleats Are In!|
"Pleats are also really big for the summer," Goreski said. "Long chiffon pleated skirts look great with sandals or sneakers and a tank top or denim top. It's a really great outfit that will keep you cool and looks great."
|Avoid Polyester and the Like|
To avoid sweat stains, try to find clothes that are made of cotton, linen or other light fabrics. "Stay away from synthetic fibers as much as possible," Goreski warned. "Just because it's summertime doesn't mean you can't wear long pants and blazers -- just make sure they're breathable."