Aren’t you glad that all those jackets, fall/spring and winter gear can finally be put away and you can lighten up your wardrobes? While the other three months, especially in our parts, necessitate that we layer up to ward off the occasional chill and the very long frost, summer holds a very special place in our hearts. We can finally bring out all the colour and show the world our impeccable taste in clothes that is otherwise covered up in swathes of bulky winter wear!
What are the trends that one should be sporting this summer? Here is our pick of what the style mavens decree as the must-haves in your summer wardrobes.
A crisp button down is always a classy option and the shirt dress takes things up a notch or two. This summer, an easy way to look en vogue and stay cool is to invest in some shirt dresses. Denim, chambray, monotones, even summery prints can elevate your fashion quotient remarkably.
Black and white
Can this classic ever go out of style? There’s something about the stark contrast of blinding white paired with a stern black that can turn heads. Stripes, colour blocking, print, abstract, polka dots, optical illusions, as long as it’s black and white, you can call it safe and perfect for summer, days and nights.
Bow down capris, culottes have come back into the picture. Wide-legged bottoms are a summer wardrobe staple and taking this favourite a step further are culottes. We quite like how they look like a chic skirt but offer the comfort of pants.
A nod to the 70’s we are seeing more and more of, fringe has been huge ever since spring. In accessories, on shoes and handbags an even as a detailing on clothing, fringe is a quirky add-on to any outfit. If you think it is too adventurous for you to put on a fringe-y dress, try a bucket bag with a fringe instead.
When in doubt, white out! We’ve been seeing more and more instances of the LWD and every wardrobe should have one. It’s easy and more fun to accessorize an all-white ensemble, think of all the colour you can throw in the mix with your accessories, statement jewellery or even the perfect red pout. White is a blank canvas for you to express yourself truly and fearlessly!.
Who doesn’t love some denim? This season we’ll see this humble fabric meander into our wardrobes as much more than the essential pair of jeans. Think of denim shirts, and shirt dresses, culottes, wedges and even quirky jewellery rendered in indigo.
Kimonos are not just beach cover ups, they also double duty as a fun way to jazz up an otherwise bland outfit. Add a fringe to it and pop it over a simple tee and a pair of jeans and you are ready to party!
If you were one of those who actually stuck to their new year resolutions and kept up with their working out regimen, now is the time to show off the results! A bare shoulder looks uber-sexy, without going too far into the trashy terrain. We specially like one shouldered jumpsuits and tees in the summer months.
Whatever you wear, wear it with confidence and love your glow!