Summer Fashion: So Much Fun!

. April 30, 2018.
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The weather is warming up and it’s time to think about updates to your summer wardrobe. Here are the hot summer trends for 2018.

You are in the pink, with so many pink options this summer. Bright pink, millennial pink and pink mixed with a pop of red are the colors to consider. If you get tired of pink, try whimsical pastel lavender – the next big color. Yellow is always a summer staple and, if you just can’t choose one favorite, try pieces in rainbow hues.

Dark denim and head to toe denim on denim will continue to be in style and a necessary part of your wardrobe. And don’t forget, black and white polka dots remain a summer favorite.denim

Print on print

Some designers are showing print on print. While it might be scary to try it on yourself – use your creativity to mix and match to make outfits that are dramatic and unique to you.

Suits

White on white suits are a summer must for your work week. But after hours, jumpsuits are going to be a staple in your wardrobe this season – featured styles include something for every body shape.

Sportswear

Athleisure sportswear pieces continue their dominance along with skirts and dresses, however the pieces look less like workout clothes, now with a casual flair. Pair pieces with softer fashion items to make them appear more feminine.

Dresses

Dresses will be worn over t-shirts and button down shirts. The trend started years ago when slip dresses were worn over simple t-shirts, but now anything goes. While talking about dresses, take note of see through and sheer dresses – they are as light as a summer breeze, but you will need to be bold to embrace this look.

A little dazzle

Ruching hugs those curves and makes your body appear slimmer. Asymmetrical necklines make a sexy silhouette, dancing around your collar. Square necklines are flattering and will be seen widely on tops and dresses. Want a little dazzle on your top? Choose straps adorned with sequins, jewels or colorful embellishments. Pure romance is captured with the delicate, puff shoulder trend. It’s summer and time to have some fashion fun. Local boutiques are full of the latest looks, so stop by your favorite fashion hot spot!

Straw hats

Last year we embraced the straw bag, so now wear it with its companion piece: the statement straw hat. Make it oversized and unique – this year, the beachy style is much more prominent than just a basic Panama hat.hat

Fanny packs

The packs are back and looking quite trendy. Look for packs that are bright and sporty – much more chic than in the past.fanny

Extras

Transparent looks will continue to be seen with accessories, shoes and clothing. Basic white tee/tank tops are indispensable; you can’t have enough of them. Wear them alone or under dresses.

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