Trend Report: Hot Summer Trends

Posted on May 31, 2018 by Molly Hannelly

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.

Area | Resort 2018

Area | Resort 2018

Balmain | Resort 2018

Balmain | Resort 2018

Dundas | Resort 2018

Dundas | Resort 2018

Marques'Almeida | Resort 2018

Marques'Almeida | Resort 2018

Moschino | Resort 2018

Moschino | Resort 2018

Design with these denim fabrics:

Italian Blue Stretch Denim with Metallic Silver Laminate

Italian Blue Stretch Denim with Metallic Silver Laminate

Diamond Quilted Denim Coating with Filler

Diamond Quilted Denim Coating with Filler

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.

Alexander Wang | Resort 2018

Alexander Wang | Resort 2018

Max Mara | Resort 2018

Max Mara | Resort 2018

Molly Goddard | Resort 2018

Molly Goddard | Resort 2018

Nina Ricci | Resort 2018

Nina Ricci | Resort 2018

Off-White | Resort 2018

Off-White | Resort 2018

Layer up with these fabrics:

Mood Exclusive Artemis' Sanctuary Stretch Cotton Sateen

Mood Exclusive Artemis' Sanctuary Stretch Cotton Sateen

Famous NYC Designer Blue and Green Floral Crinkled Silk Chiffon

Famous NYC Designer Blue and Green Floral Crinkled Silk Chiffon

Feathers

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.

Christopher Kane | Resort 2018

Christopher Kane | Resort 2018

Markus Lupfer | Resort 2018

Markus Lupfer | Resort 2018

Marques'Almeida | Resort 2018

Marques'Almeida | Resort 2018

Moschino | Resort 2018

Moschino | Resort 2018

Off-White | Resort 2018

Off-White | Resort 2018

Create fashion with these feathers:

 Lilac Marabou Turkey Feather Trim Lilac Marabou Turkey Feather Trim - Detail Lilac Marabou Turkey Feather Trim

Lilac Marabou Turkey Feather Trim Lilac Marabou Turkey Feather Trim - Detail Lilac Marabou Turkey Feather Trim

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6" Double Ply Ivory Ostrich Fringe

Shining Silver

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.

Gucci | Resort 2018

Gucci | Resort 2018

Isabel Marant | Resort 2018

Isabel Marant | Resort 2018

Marni | Resort 2018

Marni | Resort 2018

Paco Rabanne | Resort 2018

Paco Rabanne | Resort 2018

Versus Versace | Resort 2018

Versus Versace | Resort 2018

Shine with these silvers:

Mood Exclusive Silver Chainmail Fabric

Mood Exclusive Silver Chainmail Fabric

Platinum Metallic Performance Spandex

Platinum Metallic Performance Spandex

Tartan

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.

Alberta Ferretti | Resort 2018

Alberta Ferretti | Resort 2018

Alexander McQueen | Resort 2018

Alexander McQueen | Resort 2018

Antonio Berardi | Resort 2018

Antonio Berardi | Resort 2018

Isa Arfen | Resort 2018

Isa Arfen | Resort 2018

Opening Ceremony | Resort 2018

Opening Ceremony | Resort 2018

Take up these tartans:

Red/Gray Tartan Plaid Flannelled Cotton Shirting

Red/Gray Tartan Plaid Flannelled Cotton Shirting

Green, Red and White Tartan Plaid Cotton Twill

Green, Red and White Tartan Plaid Cotton TwillGreen, Red and White Tartan Plaid Cotton Twill

What summer look will you be sporting? I'll be trying on every shirt in my closet under my dresses!

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