Friday, April 15, 2011

Top Trends for Summer

Spring is in full swing, and summer is just around the corner. You know what that means. It’s time to go shopping! Here are some of my favorite trends of the season:

*wide-leg jeans
The '70s are back in a big way! Set your skinny jeans aside and opt for wide-leg denim. Bonus points for a high-waisted pair!

*platform wedges
In keeping with the '70s trend, platforms (especially wedges) are the must-have shoe this season. Whether you go for classic espadrilles or something more daring, platforms will keep you chic and comfortable all summer long.

*bright colors
Don't be afraid to play with color -- and lots of it! Bold, vibrant hues are popping up everywhere. The shade du jour is coral in all its hot variations. Give the color-blocking trend a try by wearing multiple brights in one look.   

*crisp white
If loud colors aren't your cup of tea, all-white ensembles make a fresh statement. You can also use simple white pieces to tone down brights.

*bold patterns
Spice things up with playful prints. From bright stripes to flirty florals, patterns will add interest to any ensemble.

*long skirts
Give your mini skirts a rest and try a more demure length this year. Whether your're drawn to bohemian maxi dresses, fifties circle skirts or fashion-forward midi (hits at the mid-calf) styles, longer hemlines are a chic choice for summer. 

*lace & crochet
Channel your inner flower child with crochet or macrame tops and dresses, or go for a more ladylike feel with lace pieces.


Jessie said...

where did you get your jeans? Love them

Meghan said...

great looks and advice! I'm loving wide leg jeans and platforms right now <3

fashion.gossipmk said...

Love it all!! Great tips darling!
Xoxo, K.

Jodi said...

I LOVE Those jeans too... where did you get them girlfriend?? and your hair is looking awesome!! love the bangs straight across!! xxoJodi

Kansas Couture said...

Thanks, ladies! I got the jeans at a store called Britches a couple of years ago. GAP has some good wide-leg options this season!