Happy Summer Dolls! While I’m not OK with this smothering heat (seriously-its hot AF), I am excited about the Summer Trends! I’ll be honest, Summer isn’t usually my favorite season for fashion. I’m a Fall girl all the way. BUT this year, Summer fashion actually has a mind of its own, and I’m actually glad it’s here! Here’s my Top 5 Summer Trends:
1. ISLAND PRINTS
This is kind of Dad-Print central, and I LOVE IT. Palm prints, fruit prints, beach prints etc. It’s brings out the playful side of Summer fashion! No longer are these prints only appropriate for Margaritaville….wear them all Summer long!
2. STATEMENT SLEEVES
Whether its a puff, flutter, or oversized sleeve, it’s very clear that this Summer is all about the sleeve. I love this look because it adds a romantic feel to an otherwise plain blouse or dress. Word of caution: if you are more broad shouldered, stick with a flutter or bell sleeve rather than a puff detail, as the shoulder puff will actually make you look larger!
3. RAINBOW COLORS
Back to basics with this trend! Literally..the ultimate basics of color, the rainbow. ALL the colors of the rainbow are making a big splash this summer (not just in clothing) and it’s giving me some straight up Rainbow Brite vibes that I can’t ignore. While I have posted below mainly “Rainbow” patterns and you’re not quite that adventurous, stick with solid or colorblock primary colors instead!
4. BELT BAGS
AKA: FANNY PACKS–ARE BACK! I’ve been rocking mine for years now, so I am beyond excited its “officially” a trend this year (even if it’s under a fancy new name: Belt Bags). Realistically, I don’t understand why they went out of style in the first place? The design is insanely smart..who doesn’t want a hands-free bag with just your essentials?
5. STATEMENT SHOES
Who doesn’t love a good statement shoe? From chunky, colorful platforms and geometric heels to metallic and lucite– it’s clear (see what I did there?) that shoes are meant to be SEEN this summer!