Much Ado About Summer Trends

As I picked apart my closet to clear away dated or torn summer pieces from last year and kissed my thick sweaters goodbye, I thought of how ready I was for the season! After donating clothes, I usually allow myself to indulge in shopping, so I felt I needed an overflow of new pieces to make my summer ensembles seem just as warm and inviting as the summer weather.

IMG_3559

My first interest for the summer is the fifty shades of yellow that I’ve been noticing- from pastels to mustards. All shades have been gracing the racks, but I would stray away from loose fitting yellow tops so one doesn’t resemble a Sesame Street character. A simple yet complex addition to one’s wardrobe is jumpsuits with ventilation… I mean cut-outs, which make for a more formal look. There are so many prints and lengths to work with, making jumpsuits a staple.

IMG_3759

Don’t forget about layering stripes on stripes and even more statement stripes! One popular trend is mixing a striped print on the bottom with another extravagant striped top or blazer. Proenza Schouler’s Summer 2017 collection incorporated a great mix of fabrics and stripe sizes. Although florals are still very popular, the ‘groundbreaking’ pattern of the summer may just be stripes! Add a woven basket clutch or shoulder bag to complete the look.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s