Though the biggest and most anticipated fashion magazine issues come out in fall and autumn, if you’re like most people, summer is your favorite season for your wardrobe. We wear our favorite dresses, skirts, and cute footwear during the warm summer months without worrying about staying warm. Summer’s freedom when it comes to self-expression is so liberating after being constricted under scarves, puffy coats, and snow boots.
The reason the above-mentioned magazines are so anticipated is that they inform us of the season’s upcoming trends, and while there are summer trends when it comes to clothing and jewelry, they can sometimes be harder to find. If you’re trying to stay up on trends and need a little summer inspiration, keep reading for this year’s summer fashion trends we all should be trying.
While platform shoes and all things the nineties have been enjoying a resurgence the last few years, this summer, when it comes to your feet, go flatform. This fun take on the platform allows you even more mobility and comfort than a traditional platform shoe. You can find flatforms for any occasion, from casual sandals to more elevated looks.
The Right Raffia
For the last few years, many people have opted for the jungalow look in their home decor – rattan and bamboo pieces and plants galore. While home trends may be moving away from the vibe, raffia accessories are in this summer in a big way, from raffia tote bags, clutches, hats, and shoes accented with the material.
While it’s best to look at life through a broad lens, keep things narrow when it comes to your sunnies this summer. Again, somewhat of a throwback to the nineties, a smaller sunglass lens is in. Oversized sunnies a la Coco Chanel will always have a place in our accessories collection, but play with smaller frames in fun colors this summer.
More Is More
While minimalism has dominated the jewelry trends for the last few years, more is more this summer regarding your jewelry. While daintier styles still reign supreme, stacking rings, layering necklaces, and wearing several sizes of hoop earrings for women is the look. Mixing metals is a fun way to add color and make a statement that’s missing since the jewelry is small and minimalistic. Charm bracelets are having a major moment, too, so pick up some charms as souvenirs on your summer vacations.
While dressing in natural textiles is a great idea during summer for their breathability, this year, the focus is on sustainability too. Did you know synthetic fabrics take over fifty years to start breaking down in a landfill? Stay cool and do your part by opting for linen, cotton, and silks instead of synthetic fabric when it comes to your clothing.
Donating unworn denim can save money on new clothing at many retailers. Some shops may not offer a discount but offer free textile recycling. So, any wardrobe pieces too stained or tattered to donate should be dropped in a textile recycling bin before adding more to your closet.
Color & Clogs
Aside from flatform shoes, there are two major footwear trends when it comes to this summer. Colorful shoes from your sandals to flats at the office are where it’s at – and the brighter, the better! Bright orange, vibrant purple, and sunshine yellow are all having a moment. In addition to color, clogs are a summer necessity for strolling the streets of your vacation city or on a day date with friends. Clogs look amazing with mini or midi dresses, jeans, and even shorts and are surprisingly flattering on any body type.
Wearing dark colors like navy and black are great and match your mood in the fall and winter, but summer is all about those crispy, bright whites. You can opt for a bright white tank or tee or translate it into a flowy white maxi dress. Deflect the sun’s rays, stay comfy and look stylish by incorporating plenty of white into your summer wardrobe.
While people’s tastes, age, lifestyle, and more can affect their wardrobe essentials, the above-mentioned work for everyone. Stay on trend and look summer polished by adding some of them to your wardrobe. Happy Summer!