Embodying all that we love about summer – a voluptuous silhouette, luxurious fabrics and exquisite accessories – this season’s runway trends are incredibly wearable.
1/ Shout Out For Chambray & Blue Jean Baby
If it’s stylish enough to be seen on catwalks from Alexander Wang to Calvin Klein and Dior it’s definitely cool and comfortable enough for you. The ubiquitous fabric revisits wide leg culottes of the 1970s, acid wash from the ’80s and 1990s dark denim. Available in every item from slippers to trench coats, this closet staple gets reinvented yet again.
Get the Look: Joe Fresh Denim Web Belt, $19; joefresh.com. Joe Fresh Denim culottes High waist, $39.99; joefresh.com. Tory Burch Annabelle bow slide, $258; toryburch.com. Furla Mughetto, $598; furla.com. Tibi Raw Denim Jamie Skirt, $385; tibi.com. GAP Denim trench coat, $99.95; gap.com.
2/ Rock Urban Cowgirl
Country Western gets a reboot with a mix of gaucho meets classic Americana. Tip: Textures (think leather, satin and embroidery) play a big part in fully achieving the Western vibe. Cap your outfit with a hat and gold accessories.
Get the Look: Nike Women’s Free TR 6 training shoes, $99.99. Caroline Constas Clementine cotton shirt, $420. B-Low The Belt Bri Bri Belt, $148.00. Ralph Lauren Beaded feather drop earrings, $695. Marc Fisher Baily Stud Western Boot, $229.
3/ What to Wear With The New Florals
The go-to seasonal silhouette gets a makeover with athletic sneaks and 90’s jean jacket! Purchase a slightly distressed jean jacket one size larger than normal. Wear as an off shoulder cape to complete the effortless vibe. 3 key pieces achieve the look: the oversize denim jacket puts an edgy spin on the classically feminine dress; bold patchwork prints and an abbreviated hem are what’s fresh; the ‘Dad sneaker’ with thick sole is cooler than ever.
Get the Look: we11done Denim jacket, $440. Ganni Tilden floral-print mesh wrap dress, $250. Zimmermann Corsair ruffled printed crocheted lace-trimmed voile midi dress, $695. Diane von Furstenberg Patchwork-effect belted cotton-twill midi dress, $450. Nike Women’s Free TR 6 training shoes, $99.99. New Balance Lazr Sport Sneaker, $130. Puma Muse En Point, $120.
4/ Play With Pattern
Mixing pattern is a fun way to turn up the volume on your blasé wardrobe! Pattern play is on overdrive this season, and while florals are a great option, try mixing things up with polka dots, racing stripes and bold star prints. A feminine pattern layered on top of itself (think a polka dot wrap over a polka dot dress) gives the eye a focal point. Sporty stripes and athleisure continues to be the go-to weekend look.
Get the Look: Top Zara polka dot print top, $45.90, zara.com; Dress Lisa Marie Fernandez Arden one-shoulder polka-dot cotton-voile maxi dress, $1,040; lisamariefernandez.com.
Top Lacoste Unisex 85th Anniversary Limited Edition Jersey Polo, $115.50; lacoste.com Skirt Tommy Hilfiger Multi Stripe Pencil Skirt, $149.50; tommy.com Earrings Gorjana Power Gemstone Lapis Studs, $38; gorjana.com.
Top Equipment black star print slim signature silk shirt, $248; equipmentfr.com; Skirt H&M Striped Skirt, $39.99; hm.com.
5/ Mellow Yellow and Fringe Benefits
Giddy up— shredded frocks and fringe heavy skirts add a western edge to any outfit. Plus, yellow in shades from mustard to straw are the sunny shade for summer.
Get the Look: Eugenia Kim Brigitte Wool Felt Boater Hat, Gray, $536.85; eugeniakim.com. Levis Made and Crafted dress in kumquat, $398; levi.com. Lana Jewelry Nude Duo 14K Rose Gold Necklace, $885; lanajewelry.com. Mizuki 14-karat gold, diamond and pearl ring, $475; mizukijewels.com. Castañer Carina canvas wedge espadrilles, $125; castaner.com. Abacá mini eco tote, $16; needsupply.com. Miu Miu Butterfly wrap sunglasses, $480; miumiu.com. Eres Triangle one-piece $561 in limone; eresparis.com. Sigerson Morrison Jana Slingback Kitten Heels, $350; sigersonmorrison.com.Silvia Tcherassi Giuliani cold-shoulder belted ruffled cotton-blend top, $690 silviatcherassi.com.
Want more fashion? This original article first appeared in the Summer 2018 issue of City Style and Living Magazine.
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