There are some hot, and some not, fashion trends for this summer. Here are some fashion do’s and dont’s that will keep you looking great all summer long.
Some fashion trends to watch this summer are leather accents, large ruffles, bold stripes, overalls and jumpsuits. Colors and patterns are bold and classic. Black and white patterns are in. Neon colors are out. Broad stripes are in. Small, feminine ruffles are out.
Do get a shorts suit. Think a one piece short jumpsuit or a two piece shorts and jacket combo. Choose a solid color for a classic look or choose something bold or patterned to make a fresh statement. Either way, shorts suits make a classy statement.
Do get a 20’s inspired frock. This summer is the Great Gatsby is all the rage and there are a lot of flapper-inspired fashions to choose from.
Do go a bit sporty. In fashion this year are sporty touches like baseball caps and wide stripes. Go bold with bright, feminine color accents. Think yellow or orange for that feminine touch.
Don’t go crazy with wild accessories or neon colors. Colors this season are classic. Think orange, yellow, black and white. Keep accessories to a minimum. Pick one or two pieces and you’re done!
Don’t be afraid to mix it up a little bit. It is OK to mix floral patterns, as long as you don’t over do it. The secret is to choose patterns that are totally different sizes.
Don’t shy away from stripes. Stripes are in this year. Just keep in mind that vertical stripes are more flattering than horizontal ones. Make a splash with a boldly striped jumpsuit.
Do add a little leather to your summer wardrobe. Leather is very ‘in’ this year. There are lots of lightweight and colorful options. Shoot for one item, a skirt or vest, rather than a whole ensemble.
Do accessorize. That is good advice, no matter what the season. This year, oversized, colorful handbags are all the rage. Scarves are in too. A light, silky scarf makes a perfect summer fashion accessory.
Do get some fun and colorful sunglasses. Get a little Hollywood glam with oversized and flirty sunglasses. Black and white zebra stripes or bold, bright colors add flair to a summer outfit. Just don’t go too overboard on the frame size. Too big, and you might start looking like a cartoon character.
Don’t let your bra straps show. In the summer, tank tops abound and so do visible bra straps. Lots of tanks come with built in bras, or there are strapless versions.
Don’t wear heavy boots with skirts. Instead choose a light, strappy sandal or cute pump. Little boots can be alright, think short suede boots.
Don’t forget a great little hat. Shield yourself from the sun with an adorable straw hat. Look for something small and cute with a clever accent like a wide ribbon or a tasteful feather. Also in, baseball caps and fedoras. Just remember a little hat goes a long way.