Hot Summer Fashion Trends
Written by: Catalogs.com Editorial Staff
June 21, 2013
Filed Under Fashion
Contributed by Info Guru Terri Wallace
Summer is much more than cut off shorts and tank tops, more than bikinis and flip flops.
Summer has a charm and style all its own—a style that glimmers with hints of decadence and luxury. Trade in a few of the barbeques for parties and dinners reminiscent of those thrown by Gatsby himself—parties with opulence to spare. The Roaring Twenties color this summer with these top fashion trends and provide a bit of glamour to an already hot season.
10. Sophisticated Espadrilles
Espadrilles have long been considered the shoes of summer. But this summer offers something special–pointy toed espadrilles! The pointy toe adds sophistication to an otherwise casual slip-on. The shoe is just as at home with a gypsy skirt, or flared pants, as it is with cropped pants and shorts. Stock up on pairs in vibrant oranges, sea-soaked blues, and cool metallic shades.
9. All Things Glitzy
This is the summer of All Things Gatsby! All things golden and glitzy dominate the summer scene. Just add hint of a golden hue to harken back to that golden age. Golden fabrics, sequins, earrings, and gemstones cast a romantic glow on any ensemble.
8. Sweet Swimsuits
Take a pass on those revealing strips of fabric that leave nothing to the imagination. Instead, make a statement in a sweet swimsuit that accentuates your assets while still maintaining some measure of modesty.
7. Pretty Print Pants
Prints are too often reserved for flowing skirts, or tunic blouses, but this summer more sophisticated prints are finally finding their way onto pants. Print pants transition elegantly from the office to an evening out, and provide an alternative to stuffy business attire. Trade in your tired trousers for this elegant alternative.
6. The Perfect Pencil Skirt
Pencil skirts have never been more popular, but not the straight, long skirts of fall. No. Summer’s pencil skirts are shorter, with a hem that drapes lower in the back creating a playful sense of whimsy. The skirt still hugs, accentuates, and suggests so much more…but it does not flaunt, it merely flirts.
5. Seductive Silver Sweater
Metallic fabrics are making a big come-back. Glimmering golds and suggestive silvers glow against tanned skin. A clingy sweater in a silky silver fabric suggests easy elegance and cool sophistication and can be paired with black skinny pants, a pencil skirt, or even jeans.
4. Daring Deco Dress
Embrace your inner flapper, and don a dashing deco dress this summer. The classic lines flatter any form, and it is conservative enough for work…yet with a cutting edge. Much like the artwork that comes from this era, the Deco Dress will never go out of style.
3. Classic Cuff Bracelet
One piece can pull together an outfit, can set the tone for an ensemble, and can transform something simple into something memorable. A cuff bracelet is such a piece—paired with the classic “little black dress” the cuff catches your eye and weaves its story.
2. Timeless Trench Coat
Into every life, a little rain must fall—so you might as well have a sassy trench coat to sport for the occasion. Rebel against the tired traditional khaki and gray varieties, and choose a bold colored version with a little texture to go against the grain.
1. Riot of Color
No longer relegated to the back of the closet, orange has made a wild resurgence. Orange is the color of sunshine and passion, of vibrancy and abandon. The timid can use it more sparingly—a scarf perhaps, or a necklace. But for those with verve to spare, don a fiery orange dress and drape yourself in the color of the season.