The summer is quickly approaching, as temperatures skyrocket and the longing to call out sick and head to the beach grows. Whether you’re spending this season in a city or heading to the ocean every other weekend, here are this summer’s hottest trends to keep you looking cool.
Denim on Denim
Designers are sporting denim for days this season, from shorts with matching blazers to full on suits. Area fashioned a pair of fitted jeans and jacket with dark denim that features a beautiful faded pattern, perfect for late night walks through town. Balmain’s all denim jumper and matching jacket can go from casual to upscale in a flash, and Dundas reminds us that seasons don’t matter too much in the fashion world anymore with a fur-lined denim jacket and matching jeans. Marques’Almeida’s zip up denim tank top and matching jeans utilize patchwork denim, while Moschino’s denim bralette and matching jeans looks perfect for tanning after work or heading to a carnival.
Design with these denim fabrics:
Dresses Over Shirts
Dresses and blouses have been making their way down the runway together, perfect for hot summer days and chilly evenings. Alexander Wang’s cocktail dress is made casual with a silky tank top layered beneath it, while Nina Ricci keeps it cocktail with an upscale blouse and dress combo. Max Mara’s tank dress matches the long sleeve top beneath it, perfect for beachside bonfires at sunset, and Molly Goddard’ ruffled dress is lovely paired with a ruched blouse. Off-White plays with aesthetics, pairing a fancy cocktail dress with a sports shirt, an interesting dichotomy they pull off well.
Layer up with these fabrics:
Garments were flocked with feathers, adding movement to many garments. Christopher Kane’s loosely knit dress and cardigan feature random feathers sewn throughout, perfect for a breezy day in the countryside, while Moschino’s feathered headdress paired with a hide bralette and jeans is better for a day spent in New York City. Off-White showed a skirt made entirely of feathers, while Marquis’Almeida’s dress featured feathers throughout. Markus Lupfer’s acrobat printed dress had feathered trim on the cuffs, perfect for brunch on the patio.
Create fashion with these feathers:
Metallic silver garments dominated the runway, reflecting the sun in the perfect way. Gucci and Isabel Marant featured metallic silver suits, while Marni showed a silver skirt overlay. Paco Rabanne’s sheer skirt utilized a beautiful silver chainmail, and Versus Versace showed a lovely bodycon skirt with zipper and buckle detailing.
Shine with these silvers:
Although plaid is often seen as a fall essential, tartan has woven its way into the fabrics of summer. Isa Arfen fashions a stiffer set of trousers, while Alberta Ferretti featured a more flowy pair. Alexander McQueen’s tartan jacket is absolutely adorable, and Antonio Berardi’s suit looks perfect for heading to the stables or grabbing drinks on a colder summer day. Opening Ceremony’s relaxed shirt dress is paired perfectly with some electric booties, perfect for hosting a lively summer dinner party.
Take up these tartans:
What summer look will you be sporting? I’ll be trying on every shirt in my closet under my dresses!