The welcome increase to warmer temps initiates the desire to take a fresh look into our closet, to pull out our old favorite pieces and scourer the shops for which trends to adopt. This year, no different to past, the stores are filling fast with fresh looks created from old favourites. Here are our top seven most wearable trends.
Not relegated to picnics and homely outfits anymore, Diane Von Furstenberg’s runway has ensured gingham’s reign for the coming season. This sweet vintage inspired print trend is our top pick to insert a little bit of trendiness into your look. You can opt for its more traditional black and white look, or you can pick gingham in a brighter hue for more pizzazz. The best part about this trend is that it’s classic enough to be versatile. So whether you’re wearing a gingham blouse with daisy dukes or with a pencil skirt, this print translates into chic street style.
Another classic that’s making its comeback, shirtdresses are here to stay for the season. Cinch with a belt for more shape or keep it loose and flowing, the shirtdress can say polished or it can say laidback. It really all depends on the styling. The silhouette of this dress is simple enough, yet the tailored details are borderline menswear-inspired and make it ideal and adaptable for different body types.
Reveal your peppy side in cool and comfy polo shirts. To embrace this season’s polo trend is to pair them with items that give it a more modern, feminine feel – which means you may want to ditch the khakis and sneakers. Instead, get creative and combine it with unexpected pieces that showcase your curves.
The athletic trend continues its strong foothold in the fashion industry, and this summer’s footwear of choice certainly reflects the dominance of sporty style. White sneakers are versatile, comfortable, and chic. What’s not to love? Instead of your flip-flops or ballet flats, choose white sneakers for a more modern approach when it comes to styling your summer staples, like your maxi dress, white shorts, or denim skirt.
A cross between Bermuda shorts and palazzo pants, culottes are an easy pick to wear during the hot summer months. This is mostly due to its wide leg and breezy shape, which makes it cool and comfortable for you to wear. Most fashionistas get intimidated when it comes to styling culottes, but the key is to balance its volume. Wear it with sleeker tops like halter tops or sleek tanks, and always cinch and emphasize your waist and curves to make a flattering silhouette.
The geometric appeal and contemporary aesthetic of circle bags are precisely what makes it such a huge trend. Minimalist in its trend origins, these round mini cross body bags instantly up the chicness and Euro street style feel of your look. The whimsical shape of these bags spells fashion editor style right away. When you add gold hardware, zipper details, studs, or bright colors into the mix, these circle bags quickly transform into a wardrobe must-have.
Say ta-ta to the thicker straps of the trendy gladiator sandals from the 00’s. This season, gladiator sandals have been reincarnated with thinner and more delicate straps and with more sleek shapes. Whether it’s a lace-up gladiator heel or boho-inspired flat sandals, gladiator sandals are the quintessential summer sandals. Greek goddess inspired and a perfect companion to your summer tan and cocktail in hand, gladiator sandals can go from city to beach, cabana to the club.
With so many trends to chose from, what will be your go to trend this summer?