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.
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.
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.