Romantic and Feminine
Dresses and blouses with ruffles add instant femininity to your look. Today’s ruffles lack the over-the-top stuffiness often associated with the trend. If you want to skip ruffled clothing, look for shoes and handbags with subtle ruffled details. The lingerie look of corsets, camisoles and nightgown-inspired dresses also made an appearance on the runways. Incorporate the look into your everyday fashion by wearing a lacy camisole under your suit or letting an ornate slip peek out of from your hemline.
DenimDenim, in all shades and fashions, continued to appear on the summer runways. Cut-off jean shorts, slashed to the knee and either rolled or frayed, reappear as a popular trend this summer. In fact, the more distressed, destroyed and distressed the jeans—the better! This is the season to give new life to some of your old jeans by turning them into fashionably destroyed shorts.
Whites and Pastels
Pure white and all hues of pastels, from pink to lavender, instantly update your summer wardrobe. White shirt dresses are an especially popular look that can be dressed up for work or down for casual weekends. When shopping for summer clothing, buy a few pastel items to wear with your existing clothing. Try pairing a sheer, white blouse with your gray or navy suit. Or combine white pants with a lightweight navy sweater for a nautical, St. Tropez look.
From bathing suits to evening gowns, designers played with this trend, which utilizes slashes and cut-outs to reveal a hint of skin without over-exposure. If you want to incorporate this style into your look, stick to pieces in dark colors like black, gray or navy to look sleek and stylish.
Wooden shoesClogs, wedges and sandals made of wood appeared throughout the summer runway shows. Wooden wedge sandals instantly incorporate a touch of whimsy and individuality to your look. These retro silhouettes look fresh again this season after the stilettos and dainty shoes of the past.
Bold JewelryChunky bracelets, necklaces and earrings can help provide a dose of summer style to your look--even when you lack the money to buy a new wardrobe gold earrings, especially chandelier-style ones, add an opulent and exotic touch to this summer’s glamorous and feminine silhouettes.
About the Author
Arthur Miers is a Montreal-based freelance fashion blogger for MyJewelryBox.com, a jewelry company specializing in everything from engagement rings to Gold earrings.