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
We’ve recently posted about two trends to watch – espadrilles and mini-bags – and today we’re talking about gingham! Gingham is a pattern that is traditionally viewed as girly and youthful, but this season’s offerings have shown that it’s suitable for adults as well. All of the big designers such as Prada and Versace featured this trend in their SS17 shows, making it a must try for this season.
By having feminine silhouettes such as tailored shirts and jackets, the trend has a more sophisticated look. Furthermore, with different color combinations such as nude and white rather than just red, black or blue, there’s something for everyone in this trend! Other takes on gingham feature embroidered detailing, incorporating another trend for Summer. If you’re not confident in wearing head-to-toe gingham, try incorporating small accessories such as neckties to try out the big Summer trend.
It’s not just designers embracing the gingham trend, celebrities are too and they’re giving us lots of inspiration on how to style our own gingham pieces! Alexa Chung goes for a more structured and modern look, pairing gingham trousers with a printed blouse and heels. Taylor Swift is a long-time lover of gingham, and shows us how to wear a more feminine look with her gingham dress.
Check out the links below for our favourite gingham pieces!
Blog & Looks By Lucy McEachnie
Street style has recently made it big on the fashion scene, and it’s not just for fall and winter. Street style has evolved and brought us trends that are to die for. We see street style in the celebrity world & with those who are equally as daring in their fashion choices; however, anyone can adapt these items to fit whatever style works best for them.
One accessory making head way is a straw bag. Straw bags have migrated from the beach to the city and are more friendly on your wallet than a new leather piece.
The bottoms of choice for this season are anything denim. Denim mini skirts are making a frequent appearance. (Bet you wish you would’ve saved all those denim skirts from when you were younger). We are also seeing a lot of straight, boxy cut blue jeans.
Moving north to the top region, bell sleeves are a flowy and feminine statement that can jazz up a simple shirt. Another trend for those simple clothing pieces, is one of my faves, ruffles. Frilly ruffles are being thrown on just about everything from tops, to dresses and skirts.
Graphic tees are being recycled from the fall season and we couldn’t be more stoked.
Whether you’re supporting your favorite band, or a quote about your morning coffee, graphic tees with a pair of shorts or jeans, will definitely be a go-to for warm spring days.
In the category of dresses, the slip dress paired on top of a simple t-shirt has been taken a step further and dresses of every kind are being paired with chunkier knits and button down shirts.
Spring 2017 is one for experimenting, so try on some ruffles and go make the sidewalk your runway!
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By: Lauren Booher