Oh how we love sweet summer time, sunshine, the beach, fruity cocktails, and new fashion. Time to pack up your sweaters and boots, break out your favorite jean shorts and show off some skin! Here’s a look at some of our favorite trends for the season.
1. Bralettes & Blazers
A perfect way to combine sophisticated and sexy is pairing a bralette with a funky blazer. We love this look for Mellow Mellow the Label (photographed above) – it’s a great way to show off some skin without feeling too bare. Pair this look with a high waist skirt, matching pant, or your favorite denim shorts.
Denim has been a fashion staple since Levi Strauss introduced it to the fashion scene in the early 60’s, and it’s not going anywhere! This summer we’re ready to see denim make some comebacks. Think, denim skirts, paired with denim button down tops. That’s right, denim on denim is all the rage this summer. Not ready to go for the full head to toe look? Try out a denim top or jacket paired with a leather skirt or pants.
3. Graphic Tee’s
Get cheeky this summer with sassy graphic tees. We’re obsessed with the girl gang tee’s from They All Hate Us. Pair your favorite tee with denim shorts and a leather jacket for the ultimate badass look. Go for the full rock star look by added some edgy jewelry to the mix.
Don’t get us wrong, we love a good bikini but lately single piece bathing suites have been making a comeback. Sex it up with leaving a little bit more to the imagination. The key is to choose one part of your body to accentuate, and keep the rest covered. So want to show off some cleavage? Choose an ultra low cut one-piece, or go for a higher neckline and a low cut back. We’re also loving a high cut leg to show off the hips. Can’t choose? Rotate all different styles! (It’ll even out your tan lines any ways).
5. Gladiator Sandals
Get strappy this summer with a gladiator style sandal. Depending on your preference or outfit you can lace them up the way you choose. We love the look of strapping all the way up to the knee or overlapping the straps at the ankle. Cabin and Cove has a great summer collection to satisfy all of your sandal dreams. Either way you’re sure to draw plenty attention to those long legs!
6. Crochet Everything
This summer is all about crochet clothing of all shapes and sizes. Tops, dresses, shorts, and bathing suites.. we are all about it! It’s a great way to bring the sex factor to a boho look. Check out the collections from Spell Byron Bay and She Made Me for some inspo.
7. Funky Handbags
Bright colors, tassels, pom poms, and funky patterns are all the rage this summer. We love this colorful Moroccan inspired look to add a little flare to your summer wardrobe. KLF Designs really delivers with their new line of gypsy styled bags and accessories.
8. Bare Shoulders
Summer is all about showing some skin! Let your sun kissed shoulders out to play with off the shoulder tops and dresses. We especially love a little ruffle to add something to the mix. Check out some of our favorite looks from Stone Cold Fox, Rat & Boa, and Saint Bowery.
9. Twin Sets
Matching sets aren’t just for Grandma anymore. Twin sets are what’s hot this summer. Take the bralette trend and pair it with a matching short and blazer, or go for the full set top and bottom. A little crop top action in a great way to break up the pattern and show off some skin in the summer heat. Rat & Boa has some great options for this trend.
10. Ultra-Reflective Shades
Sunnies are one of the best accessories, for all times of year but especially the summer months. You can never have too many pairs or varying styles. This summer, add to your collection with some ultra-reflective lenses. You can go for the metallic look, or a colored lens to spice it up. Your girlfriends will thank you for the anytime mirror as an added bonus.