Sunny days, ocean breezes, beach hair, tanned skin, sleepless nights and water fights; school is out and summer is in! Well, not yet - but very soon. We can finally toss those thick sweaters and cozy pants to the back of the closet and bring out the light, fresh summer clothing! Along with the usual laid-back summer items, there are some new things you just might want to remember when buying your summer wardrobe this year. From the contradictory leather trend to holographic pieces, summer 2013 will definitely be an interesting one!
Let's review the basics. Everyone needs the typical summer clothing: shorts, tee shirts, tank tops, lightweight dresses, sunglasses, sandals, and, of course, bathing suits! Go for any colour or pattern that pleases your eye, but bright neons or soft pastels are the best way to go.
Time to focus on the new trends this summer. Let's start with leather! Leather (preferably faux) is actually very easy to place into an outfit. Something as simple as leather panels on a shirt or an all-over leather skirt can look great, just be sure to keep the rest of the outfit simple. This fabric can make any outfit look expensive and chic while still being very affordable. Please, just make sure you don't cover yourself from head to toe with it!
The next trend, which is quite typical for summer, is hippie inspired clothing. Head back to the flower-powered seventies with mellow tones and light fabrics. Fringe accents, cropped pants, floral prints, vests and flowing fabrics are what you want to look for. Look for softer colours for this style; yellows, blues and greens are usually the best. This trend can make any outfit soft and casual, since it`s more natural than the others.
What goes along with the hippie trend? Overalls! Overalls aren't just for little kids and grandpas anymore. They have been seen all over the runways, and are the latest take on the jumpsuit. This is one of the easiest and most comfortable pieces for summer (besides dresses for the ladies). Overalls are a great item to own for the easy-going, relaxed person. Whether traditional denim or crazy prints, they`re versatile and easy to fit into anyone’s style!
Now onto holographic clothes and accessories. If your accessory nearly blinds you, then you've got it right. Holographic textures have a foil-like appearance, which creates a shiny or rainbow-coloured finish. Basically, anything mirrored and shiny is perfect for the warmer months. You can go full out with a dress, or just stick with a simple top. Even a pair of shorts with holographic accents is a great piece to own. If a piece of bold holographic clothing isn't your cup of tea, then introduce the trend with a bag or a pair of shoes, definitely the more wearable option for people who just want to try this trend without the full commitment.
That`s it STM! I hope these are some helpful tips to get your summer wardrobe started. Please look below for some picture references to give you an idea of what to look for. Have an amazing summer, and stay looking great!