With the Summer fast approaching, it’s worth thinking about the best looks available, as well as the top brands and items to complete styles. When looking hot from head to toe, it’s important to consider some of 2013’s most popular trends, as well as more long term fashions that continue to be a staple of designer collections and high street outlets. With this in mind, some of the key trends and items to watch out for in women’s fashion this Summer are discussed below, and range from the ongoing popularity of maxis to printed t-shirts, espadrilles, and colour blocked swimwear.
In terms of major trends for the Summer, the popularity of maxi dresses doesn’t appear to be dying down anytime soon – at the same time, retro 1980s and 1920s styles are still useful as style influences, as are Peter Pan collars and halter neck dresses. Peplums, another retro inspired look, are also showing no signs of going away, and can be combined with now well established trends like skater dresses, sequins and lace, and brands such as Forever Unique and Hunt No More.
Other general trends to watch out for in womenswear this Summer include statement stripes and the use of monochrome colours; Dolce and Gabbana and Tommy Hilfiger have both embodied these trends on the catwalk in the past year. 2012’s big trend for colour blocking and neons is also still worth experimenting with, as are variations on florals and pastels – these are being updated for 2013 through 1960s influenced items and designs.
Casual looks to focus on include high quality printed t shirts with statement graphics, as well as vests and print V necks from brands like SuperDry – printed tops from labels such as Alexander McQueen add some boutique style to this trend, while you can also find great female and unisex street wear from labels like Boy London, Maison Scotch, Forever Unique, and Franklin & Marshall.
Accessories trends to complete your look include strappy wedges, Summer espadrilles for heading to the beach and the pool, as well as lace up sandals and shoes featuring colour blocking and bright prints. Leather and envelope clutches are similarly proving to be popular, as are Cuban heel boots and floral prints, with an emphasis falling on mixing and matching retro and more contemporary looks.
In terms of other accessories, it’s worth looking into scarves and pashminas for when the weather gets a bit more chilly during the Summer, as well as at branded beanies from brands like Boy London, and larger sun hats; you can similarly look into beachwear featuring logo prints and colour blocking, with notable brands including Wildfox Couture. Larger earrings and styles derived from Oriental and tribal designs are also set to continue to be a big thing during the Summer for jewellery collections.
Emily Steves is a fashion blogger who loves getting ready for the Summer months; she blogs about new fashion trends, and recommends checking out Choice Store for your Summer outfits this year.