How to Style Terry Cloth Clothing this Summer 2023

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Looking for the perfect summer outfits that are comfortable, stylish, and easy to wear? Look no further than terry cloth clothing. This fabric is a lightweight, breathable, and soft material that is perfect for summer activities.

When people think of terry cloth, the first thought that comes to mind is beach towels, tote bags, juicy couture sweatpants, or bathrobes. But terry cloth clothing is actually a trendy style for the last couple of years. With summertime just a blink away, the terry cloth trend can be seen in beach cover-ups, loungewear, rompers, and even short sleeve button downs with matching terry cloth shorts.

Even though Juicy Couture terry cloth sweatpants are no longer in style, terry cloth clothing is very much in style for the summer outfits. Terry cloth clothing comes in many different styles and designs, which makes it a great outfit choice for the summer months. You may be wondering though, isn’t terry cloth a thick fabric? Terry fabric can actually be used for winter and summer clothing! While it’s not as lightweight as linen and cotton, towel terry cloth is more lightweight than french terry, which is typically used for colder months. Towel terry cloth, on the other hand, has an open weave, which lets in lots of air.

Here are some great tips on how you can style terry cloth clothing this summer of 2023 and rock the summer season!

Embrace the Terry Cloth Cabana Shirt

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The button-down cabana shirt, worn by both men and women, consists of lightweight terry cloth that typically comes with matching shorts. You can find these polo shirt style terry cloth tops in a variety of colors.

One of our favorite terry cabana shirts is the Sol Angeles button-up top made of 80% cotton. It sort of looks like a lightweight corduroy fabric, especially because of the vertical line design flowing through the entire outfit. The matching terry cloth shorts feature a solid waistband and drawstring with a colorful embroidered detail on the string. Hitting above the knee, this cool look gives off comfy summer vibes.

Throw on a Terry Cloth Romper

One of the best ways to wear terry cloth clothing this summer is by wearing a romper. A romper is a perfect one-piece solution to a summer day out. Not only is it easy to wear, but it’s also a fun and flirty breathable fabric. One of the best things about rompers is they come in a variety of colors and styles. Whether you prefer a long sleeve or short sleeve romper, there are plenty of options to choose from!

The best way to style a terry romper is by pairing it with cute sandals, a bucket hat, and a mini bag for a complete look. Add some simple accessories and some essential sunglasses, and your outfit is complete!

At Back2Basics, we carry this girls romper by T2love that is colorful, sleeveless, and super soft! With a V-neck line and scooped back, this romper is sun-filled-day approved!

Keep it Simple with French Terry Shorts

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If you’re looking for a simpler terry cloth look, try pairing terry cloth shorts with a matching t-shirt of sweatshirt The simplicity of this outfit is what makes it stand out, yet it’s comfortable enough to wear all day long. This outfit is great for any summer activity, from bonfrie nights to chill brunch dates. Add a pair of your favorite sneakers, accessorize with a necklace or a pair of earrings and you're all set for your summer activity.

At Back2Basics, we carry this adorable set of white french terry shorts featuring pockets and a drawstring with a matching white sweatshirt.

Make a Statement with Colorful Terry Cloth Pants

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OK, so we know we mentioned that Juicy Couture terry cloth pants are out of style but this variation is an upgraded version that you can actually wear during the summer months. These green lounge sweats are lightweight and don’t stick to the body at all. With a flare leg and pockets on both sides, you can totally wear these for a beach day or poolside on a breezy day.

To complete the look, pair it with the matching green short-sleeve terry cloth crop top and swimsuit underneath. You can mix and match by wearing a tank top instead or just go out with your bralette. This outfit is as versatile as they come! The pants run slightly larger, so we recommend sizing down one size! Keep it casual with a crossbody bag and sandals.

Can you wear terry cloth in the summer?

Yes! Towel terry cloth is more lightweight and breathable than french terry. Both types of terry fabric can be worn in the summer! From rompers and cabana shirts to shorts and dresses, terry cloth clothing is very on trend. 

Terry cloth clothing is a great addition to any summer wardrobe and can be styled in many different ways. Whether you prefer a one-piece or two-piece look, there's a terry cloth outfit for everyone. Rock this summer season in style by trying one of these simple tips on how to wear terry cloth clothing. Get creative and accessorize your outfit, and most importantly, stay comfortable in this breathable and versatile fabric.