Not sure what to wear this steamy season? We’ve found some easy, breezy looks worth copying. Whether you have a hot date, beach side barbecue, or backyard soiree to plan for, you’ll be ready.
Bright, chunky stripes
The ‘90s are calling, and if you answer, you’ll see that thick, bright stripes are back in fashion. Designers like Proenza Schouler, Mulberry, and Delpozo sent out models on their respective spring/summer 2017 shows wearing stripes of all kinds. Whether it’s a sweater, skirt, blazer, or shirt, horizontal or vertical, wear those stripes proud. The louder these are, the better.
Chances are, you probably already have a pair or two of khaki shorts in your wardrobe. Designers like Carolina Herrera and Creatures of Comfort have updated khakis, using the material in dresses, jackets, and yes, pants. This summer, try wearing khakis in a new way.
Fun floral everywhere
This season, designers like Erdem, Dries Van Noten, Balenciaga, and Chloe are emphasizing all-floral looks. If this seems a bit intimidating, start slowly with a floral dress or romper. Then pair a solid top with a pair of floral shorts or vice-versa. This spring-to-summer trend is everything the season should be: bright, sunny, and fun.
Speaking of sunny, yellow is set to make an impact this summer. From Kate Spade New York to Jason Wu and Coach, the summer runways were full of models sporting this cheerful color.
You don’t have to wear a show-stopping shade of yellow, either. The option is yours. For early summer, springy pastels make for a great choice. As the season heats up, so too should your fashion choices. Embrace a canary yellow ensemble at least once, be it a skirt, top, or even a dress.
‘80s retro glam
Whether you missed the ‘80s entirely or you want to relive your glory days, summer 2017 is the season to do so. From last year to this year, the runways have been littered with throwbacks to the colorful, decadent decade.
The best part about ‘80s fashion? You can tailor it how you like, whether that’s towering heels or puffy shoulder pads.
When it gets swelteringly hot, you want to wear something roomy and comfortable. Enter the shirt dress. DKNY, Banana Republic, 3.1 Phillip Lim, and Rag & Bone restarted this trend.
The most popular shirt dress color to wear is white, which is ideal for summer anyway since your clothing will absorb less heat. Pair your dress with a pair of killer wedge heels and a straw hat and you’ll be a summer fashionista.
Color-blocking may still be trendy, but designers like Max Mara and Roland Mouret have moved fashion more towards single-color getups.
This may feel too matchy-matchy at first. To combat that, try buying a single-colored romper or two-piece set that’s already one color. You can also offset your main color with leggings or a skirt in a complimentary hue. There are plenty of options.