If the Spring/Summer 2017 runways are any indication, this summer is all about going bold in your wardrobe – think bright colors, head-to-toe prints, sheer dresses, and cutouts.
Of course, bold ensembles aren’t for everyone. Many girls pretty much live in denim shorts and t-shirts in the summer. And that’s totally fine. But if you love fashion, why not step it up a bit?
For those of you who to upgrade your summer wardrobe without looking over-the-top, here’s a quick and easy guide to wearing 3 hot summer trends:
The White Shirtdress
Products: Dress – Gap, Sandals – Belk, Bag – Nordstrom, Watch – Kohl’s, Hair Spray – Bloomingdale’s
There’s nothing new about a white shirtdress, but this season the fashion fave is getting an upgrade with new and unexpected details such as pockets, draping, and pintucked sleeves.
This iteration from Gap is an easy way to keep cool while still looking sleek. A faux-marble watch and nude purse give it a chic vibe, while brown sandals and beachy waves keep it breezy and casual.
Products: Top – Hollister, Shorts – River Island, Sandals – Billabong, Hat – Old Navy
You’re probably most familiar with banker stripes on stuffy oxford button-downs or on the tie of your local bank teller. But this summer, they’ll be everywhere.
To wear banker stripes perfectly, keep the print fun and young by going for an off-the-shoulder crop top with classic white high-waisted denim shorts. Boho sandals and a floppy hat make this the perfect look for a sunny day.
Products: Top – H&M, Pants – Dorothy Perkins, Sunglasses – Topshop, Lipstick – Charlotte Russe, Bag – Topshop, Sandals – Kohl’s
Monochromatic outfits that aren’t black are kind of intimidating. Monochromatic yellow outfits inspired by the Sun itself are even more intimidating.
Create a toned-down take on this style by pairing yellow culottes and yellow slides with a neutral top. To bring the whole primary color theme full circle, add in bright red lipstick and a blue-gray bag – the toned down color of the bag allows the red and yellow to pop without looking tacky.
Accessorize and keep your eyes safe from UV rays with yellow-tinted aviator sunglasses from Topshop.
What Do You Think?
Did you like these looks? Have any questions, comments, or concerns? Let me know in the comments!