One of the most exciting seasons to get dressed up for is summer. Traditionally, summer outfits are so all about showing the most skin. This summer, skin remains “in” but, doing so is done with more flair and better taste, that means, you have to show skin in all the right places — think quality over quantity.
Your 10-Point Guide To The Most Trending Summer Looks
Summer clothing style is always about marrying your personal summer season statement with the hottest trends right off the ramp, combine it with comfort so that you can easily take to the streets — your official, everyday fashion runway, anyway, right? Here are 9 trends you must own and wear this season:
Without a doubt, khaki is this season’s finest, most practical, street-friendly clothing trend. When you want to wear it like everybody else, have it in military uniform style. If you want to stand out, however, you have to get your khaki shades in more extravagant textiles, such as cotton like the very feminine take on the khaki by Sonia Rykiel. Wear the trend like a lady by putting on a khaki full-length dress or kimono robe in silk.
2. Colorful Vintage Prints.
They can be in crepe or cotton or satin but, what makes this vintage trend standout is their undeniable vintage 40s feel, as dictated by the colorful geometric prints and patterns, the straight cut, belted one-piece dresses that cover your legs down to the calves. Oh so tasteful are the high-waist bikini bottoms paired with bralette tops.
The best take, from our point-of-view, are those 40s outfits from the Miu Miu runways. If you need more inspiration, see how Emma Watson has been reliving vintage fashion in her runaway winning looks. When you want to best the vintage look though, a bright skin is a requirement. Look up Dermisa Skin Fade to see if this product suits your skin type.
3. Metallic Dresses.
Elie Saab brought to the runway a sure hit spring/summer trend that we haven’t quite seen before — electric pleated, full length summer dresses in colorful, metallic textiles. It does brings a nostalgia of the 70’s disco era but, these new outfits are an entirely different class of their own. Wear with one-sided, thigh-high slits and a pair of playfully cut and colored ankle-strapped sandals to complete the statement look.
4. Bohemian Skirts And Dresses.
Colorful, vibrant patched patterns is the design feel that puts together this look. Rich with ruffles and full, long skirts and floral dresses, flower power is so in and irresistible this season that you do have to get that tiny braid on the side of one part of your hair too, along with the platform sandals.
5. Ruffles And Off-The-Shoulder.
The trend is simply too hot and too ladylike at the same time to fade away. Love the beautiful one-piece dresses and pencil cut skirt pairings from Altuzarra and Dolce & Gabbana.
6. Shoes With Fur.
If you don’t have fur details going on in your shoe cabinet yet then, this is one trend that you must get. Every pair of shoes this season, from flat ballet shoes to 6-inch high stilettos have furs on them, thanks to Gucci’s new take on its classic patented loafers.
7. Structured And Bejeweled Heels.
Who said you can’t design your heels and keep the rest of your strappy shoes plain? This season, you can even choose to accent your entire shoe, and it won’t matter how you embellish them — that is, with rhinestones, leather, tassles and what not. If you need to see inspiring shoe designs, check out Gucci, Dolce & Gabbana, and DSquared2.
8. 80s Grunge And Combat Boots.
Keep your soles protected and convenient at the same time with combat boots. Pair up with torn vintage denims or, wear them with your skater skirt.
9. Hats And Head Pieces.
Hats that pair well with your safari-inspired outfits will help shield you from the scorching summer heat, while floral head pieces from Miu Miu will inspire your swimwear.
10. Hair Accessories.
Black ribbons and huge floral clips are big this season. So, style up your tresses, it’s time to clip it on.
"Playing dress-up begins at age five and never truly ends,” Kate Spade was once quoted as saying. Summer is here! Go play.