Another summer trend watch and this time we’re talking about stripes! Stripes were everywhere on the catwalks this year and come in just about every style imaginable. It’s one of the most wearable Summer trends and it’s super easy to style! Stripes are very versatile and with thick or thin, horizontal or vertical, there is something for everyone.
Seaside stripes were seen on the catwalks of Banana Republic, Altruzarra and Zimmermann and are reminiscent of the patterns of beach essentials such as umbrellas and deck chairs.
On the other hand, banker stripes give off a much more formal feel but can also be worked into your wardrobe for casual outfits. Found in the collections of DKNY and Self Portrait, these stripes are inspired by Wall Street.
So how are our favourite stylish celebrities embracing this trend? Gigi Hadid has gone for more of a seaside stripe and is keeping it casual with a two-piece set from Morgan Lane. Olivia Palermo has opted for a subtle pinstripe blue shirt, embracing the banker stripe trend, and has paired it with another key trend – embroidery. This makes her structured look more casual and gives her the perfect day-to-night outfit.
By Lucy Mceachnie
Summer is upon us and with summer comes, SWIMWEAR! Every year we scour the stores and the internet for the perfect swimsuit that makes just the right statement. Whether on a vacation or just lounging by the pool, the perfect suit can make you feel like a beach goddess. Swimwear has a way of changing every year similarly to trend shifts in our clothing…
And speaking of clothing, there is one trend that has been showing up on just about everything and now it’s making its way to swimwear. Tassels!
These fun little ornaments make every task enjoyable, so much color and movement can add a fun flare to a simple suit. Another trend we see sneaking into the world of swimwear is crochet. This twist on a traditional swimsuit makes you feel like you just stepped back in time. Found in all cuts, colors, and patterns, these crochet beauties are made of thicker fabric that can make any woman feel secure in her second skin. The saying, ‘history repeats itself’ is one of the most accurate quotes in the fashion world, and swimwear is no exception. One piece swimsuits have made their appearance once more and they are found in every color and pattern. We see these modest suits in sexy cuts with laced up sides, plunging necklines and low, and exposed backs. The classic one piece got a face lift and boy, do they look good.
Another way to keep a covered, yet expose some skin, is a more modest cut with sheer panels and and mesh covered “cut outs”. These fun suits are great if you don’t mind the insane tanlines.
You’re wearing these suits to look good laying out and in pictures anyways, aren’t you?
Step outside of your comfort zone this summer season!
They do say everyone has a bikini body, you just need 1. a body and 2. a bikini.
Confidence is all it takes.
By: Lauren Booher