Well, summer is officially here and what could be better than sunshine, sand and salt water? Oh I know. It’s the new fashion trends – and with every passing season something exciting seems to blossom in the world of fashion. But when it comes to this season’s fashion, the spectrum seems to be endless. Here are just a few of the most popular trends.
Even before the summer season officially kicked off, floral print seemed to be covering girls on campus from head to toe this past spring—literally. Girls were wearing the floral sunglasses, tops, high-waisted skirts and even their shoes were covered in plant life. What floral print does for an outfit is add a little bit of a feminine touch. Even the top designers are including floral print in their Spring/Summer 2011 collections. Take a look straight from the runway: (Figure 1, D&G), (Figure 2, Erdem), (Figure 3, Jil Sander).
But let’s face it. We are on a college budget. So what we are looking for is the cheap, but fashionable alternative to the newest summer statements: (Figure 4- Floral Escapade Dress Forever21- $12.50), (Figure 6- Floral Slub Top from Forever21 -$13.80), (Figure 7 – AE Floral Pocket Cami $24.50), (Figure 8- AE Floral Sweetheart Romper $39.50), (Figure 9 – AE Lace-trimmed Floral Cami – $24.50)
Not only has floral print been a popular pattern for summer, tribal print has also stepped foot into closets around campus. Want to add a little culture to your wardrobe? This print will do just that. So if you aren’t looking for the girly feminine style that floral print provides maybe try something a little more adventurous and ethnic. Here are some trendy options: (Figure 10- Tribal Cuffed Shorts Forever21 $15.80), (Figure 11- Tribal Ikat Print Dress Forever21 $13.50).
And finally we have a trend that is back from the ‘80s. Can you guess it? If you guessed neon/bright colors, you are right. If there is one thing that comes to mind when you think of summer it is bright and sunny, so why not dress the part? Many of these lively and vibrant colors were featured on the S/S 2011 fashion runways with oranges and corals being most popular. Just take a look at the color blocking on the S/S 2011 runway. If this doesn’t scream bright and bold I don’t know what does!
So you want the pulsating and vibrant look for less?
(Figure 12- Hera One Shoulder Forever21 $22.80), (Figure 13- H&M Multistriped Dress $14.95), (Figure 14- Fierce Blouson Dress Forever21 $27.80), (Figure 15- Sparkle and Fade Paperbag Shorts Urban Outfitters $48.00), (Figure 16- BDG Cigarette High-Rise Jean Urban Outfitters $58.00), (Figure 17- Volcom Frochickie Short $24.99), (Figure 18- RVCA Lotti Shorts $48.50)