Summer Essentials4:46 AM
Summer fashion is all about keeping things light, flirty, and, above all, fun. From casual styles that are perfect for a lazy afternoon spent with family to feminine silhouettes like short sleeve maxi dress ideal for date night, the summer’s offerings include a wide variety of must-have pieces. Incorporate these hot summer trends into your rotation for a look as breezy as the season itself.
Flirty, sweet, and a bit risqué, the off-the-shoulder trend has been gracing the necklines of blouses and dresses all summer long—for good reason. Off-the-shoulder tops and dresses are undoubtedly sexy; they manage to show off an appropriate amount of skin and look flattering on every woman. Plus, they pair well with pretty much anything you have in your closet, from denim cut-offs and skinny jeans to swingy midi skirts. Opt for a style with shoulder cut-outs for just a peek of skin, or go with a full off-the-shoulder crop top for maximum exposure.
Wearing gym clothes anywhere but the gym has become the new go-to for everyone, from models and celebrities to fashion editors and the average girl. And while cool-girl athleisure style usually consists of yoga pants, a simple tee or tank, and a pair of sleek sneakers, it’s not the only way to channel the sporty trend. For a more polished take on athleisure, opt for a track pant or cargo pants instead of the typical leggings. Not only only do cargo trousers infuse your ensemble with a touch of military-inspired cool, the looser silhouette makes them more appropriate for a variety of settings. Pair with a heeled bootie and top with a bomber jacket for a sporty finishing touch.
One of the most popular trends to come out of the current fashion season, the '90s-inspired slip dress is breezy, understated, and effortlessly sexy—the perfect combination for the warm days and sultry nights of summer. If you don’t want to wear it solo, though, there are plenty of other options when it comes to rocking your favorite slip dress. Wear a simple white tee underneath a midi length dress. This particular hemline is super flattering and ensures your slip doesn’t veer too far into the lingerie side of things. Finish with flat sandals or a chunky heel for a relaxed, brunch-ready look that’s ideal for summer.