The warmer months have finally arrived, bringing with them a plethora of amazing summer fashions to help you look stylish while staying cool. Find styles to fit any time and place, whether you’re spending time in the office, taking a vacation to the beach, or just strolling around town on the weekend.
It’s easy to fall into a rut with your winter clothes and sacrifice warmth for style because of the cold weather. With summer you have the perfect opportunity to step out of your drab routine and into some of the brightest styles and trends.
By just adding a few new pieces to your old favorites and classic investment pieces, you’ll easily be able to have a style makeover without breaking the bank. Mix in a few trendier items that will pair well with what you already have in your closet and you’ll look instantly more modern and put together.
There’s also no need to worry about spending time catching up on the fashion shows from Spring and Summer fashion weeks. Now that all the chaos has died down, relax and catch up on the highlights from all the collections which were on display recently.
In this article we’ll cover some of the unique pieces which are already in stores and will help you get an idea of where you should focus on your next shopping trips. There are 9 top summer style trends which will be featured, including:
- Bucket Hats
- Puffy Shoulder Sleeves
- Tuxes and Tailoring
- Boiler Suits
- Animal Prints
- Ruched Dress
Fortunately many of these trends can be incorporated into your wardrobe in a multitude of ways. Prints and patterns that might be too bold to wear as a top or dress can be found in accessories instead for a pop of interesting color.
You can also find statement pieces that showcase your personality a little bit without combining too many trends and looking overdone or loud. Instead, seamlessly incorporate these items into your unique style and make them work for you.
If you see something and immediately think it won’t work for you, think of ways you can try it out that are somewhat different. You could even get a t-shirt with a graphic print or photo of one of the style trends instead of wearing the actual piece yourself.
Another way to weave the trends into your existing wardrobe is to do it on a smaller scale and by only wearing one new item at a time. Accessories are also small enough to be eye-catching at the right moment without standing out or making you feel uncomfortable wearing them.
So keep reading to discover everything you need to know about the summer season and none of the superfluous things that aren’t relevant to women in today’s world. Instead, find inspiration without getting overwhelmed or feeling like the designer’s just haven’t got a clue about your lifestyle.
Instead, these pieces can be worn by just about anyone and you’ll have fun finding ways to make them work for you. You may just fall in love with something and start looking for a reason or occasion to wear it. After all, fashion is supposed to be fun!
So with that, summer is here and so are a plethora of amazing fashions to help you create the best outfits, from formal wear to the casual, and high street. It’s time to step out of your drab post-winter/pre-summer wear and into some of these awesome clothes.
Now that Spring/Summer fashion weeks across the globe are officially over, here’s the verdict on the top style trends for this year:
Originally a true 90s accessory we hoped to leave behind, bucket hats are back with a vengeance since they’ve been in style for the last few years. This is great news, considering how all of us need a good hat for sunnier days anyway. Now you can keep a cool head and add some effortless style to your wardrobe with a bucket hat.
It doesn’t matter if you like them with a logo, pattern, or solid colors, these edgy brimmed hats are the perfect summer carry-on if you want to stay trendy.
An essential for ballet dancers and performance artists, leotards are now becoming a summery staple that covers up without adding too many layers. You can pair a printed or solid-color leotard with contrasting pants or a skirt. Wide-leg trousers create a perfect silhouette if you want something lightweight without showing too much skin.
If you’re looking to invest in a leotard to mix and match different looks, opt for quality over quantity, because a well-fitted and designed leotard can go a long way.
3.Puffy Shoulder Sleeves
While winter brought about an era of statement jewelry, like earrings and chunky bracelets, the summer of 2019 brings back statement puff shoulders on blouses and dresses. The new designs are a distinct touch of flair to the 80s fashion.
Perfect for a day look, make sure to keep the rest of your outfit subtle, so you don’t look overdone. While blouses match perfectly with jeans and fitted skirts, try a bodycon dress with puffy sleeves for a dynamic look.
4.Tuxes and Tailoring
At this year’s spring/summer fashion shows, brands like Celine and Givenchy suggest that you drop the evening dress for something more functional and nonchalant, like a tuxedo. A chic and modernist tuxedo can do wonders to accentuate your figure while helping you stand out from the rest.
On the other hand, your day look can be tailoring-inspired as well, as suggested by Givenchy, Balenciaga, and Burberry. Designer brands displayed a shift from fluid styles to clothes that delivered sharper lines and a smooth silhouette.
For instance, Burberry showed off a pulled-together look that was less edgy as compared to a full suit but got the message across with tailored trousers and a tucked-in shirt.
This summer, drop fashion for functionality with a staple one-piece boiler suit. Nonetheless, fashion brands like Celine and Giambattista Valli amalgamated the two aspects to create show-stopping yet effortless closet staples.
How should you pull it off? It’s simple; just choose a specific cut that highlights your body shape, and a color that complements your skin tone. With long sleeves and multiple styles, there’s no limit to the options for you to choose from. Not to mention, since it’s a classic and simple, design, you can easily find affordable options at high street brands.
Who said wild prints were out of fashion? Okay, maybe we all thought that the 90s saw the end of animal prints, but let’s just say they’re back, and they look awesome. Although wild and animal prints made a comeback a while ago, this year’s spring/summer fashion shows saw plenty of bold leopard prints as a favorite.
Paired with bright colors and stylish outfit choices, such as jumpsuits, dresses, and pants, these prints can bring out your inner wildcat. Combine printed staple pieces with solid color options to retain a balance.
If you’re going to spend money on a dress this season, make sure it’s a ruched dress, which adds beautiful detailing to the traditional bodycon style. When carefully designed, ruched dresses have a unique potential to accentuate one’s figure.
If you have a slim body type, it’ll add more curves and if you’re on the curvier side, you’ll like how the dress stretches and fits well in all the right places. Brands like Givenchy did it right by balancing ruched detailing with rich, accordion pleats. On the other hand, brands like Calvin Klein add a cinch to the waist with ruched detailing.
Who knew that shorts would make it back to the runway, especially as the leading look for formal apparel? This year, luxury brands combined athleisure with formal attire by adding biker shorts under blazers for a postmodern vibe that amalgamated the importance of a good fit and fine tailoring.
Not only was the look chic overall, but it was captivating as well. Brands like Regina Pyo, Prada, and Chanel showed off their takes on the distinct trend. If body-fitted biker shorts are too bold for you, trying something with a slouchier style or satin finish can help you get away with the skimpy summer trend.
Although this year’s fashion shows saw plenty of comebacks, there was also a revival of a DIY-esque summer fashion trend: tie-dye clothes. It was deemed a favorite for fashion influencers this year. Previously, the style was an element of a classroom art project, but brands like Dior, Prada, and Stella McCartney are taking it a step further with distinct artisanship to create dynamic and symbolic kaleidoscopes of Avant-Garde design.
While Dior showed off the trend with artistic flowing dresses, Prada offered simpler lines and primary shapes. Comparatively, Stella McCartney stuck to basic tie patterns and subjects with T-shirts and baggy trousers.
Now that fashion week season is over, it’s time to give your wardrobe an upgrade with all the latest fashions you think will complement your personality. Carefully scour out affordable versions at high street fashion brands to find what expresses your sense of style the best.