Summer fun: 5 fashion trends for the warm weather
Summer fashion forecast: Lots of soft, breezy styles with a 100 percent chance of fun prints!
The summer solstice is June 20, and what better way to celebrate than a wardrobe refresh (and perhaps a drink with an umbrella straw?)
Experience your most stylish summer yet with these fun trends. Summer 2015 is all about lightening up and playing with fun prints and styles.
One of the sweetest trends we’re spotting for summer are tropical prints, but not in the Hawaiian shirt tourist kind of way. From ditsy pineapples on dresses and T-shirts to large prints starring the fruit on tanks and totes, this tropical fruit is ripe for summer 2015. We love this pineapple-printed tote bag as the perfect accessory for all of your summer adventures — whether you’re headed to the pool, farmers market or a day at the park. (This totally counts as a serving of fruits and veggies, yes?) Mondai Mala Pineapple Double Shoulder Bag, on sale $33 (plus 2% Cash Back), kohls.com
You’ve got the right to bare arms this summer. Pretty, feminine blouses are getting a touch of boho and off-the-shoulder styles are a big hit this summer. We’re also seeing the return of the peek-a-boo shoulder. Dare to bare your shoulders? This off-the-shoulder top in an aztec print is the perfect match for denim shorts. Score double fashion points, too, because the color is marsala, which is Pantone’s “Color of the Year” for 2015. Sun & Shadow Off the Shoulder Top, $38 (plus 3% Cash Back), Nordstrom
Soft drawstring pants
Can we just give the fashion industry a shout out for keeping us comfy this year? Soft drawstring pants are relaxed, yet they still look fancy. That’s a win-win in our book. Just pair these drawstring pants with a loose T-shirt or blouse, some heels and a crossbody purse and you’ve got a perfect night-out outfit. We love pairing black pants with brights, like a cobalt blue blouse or a bold pink top. Woman’s High Rise Belted Soft Pants, $25 (plus 3% Cash Back), Old Navy
Romp around! We saw jumpsuits make a major resurgence over the last couple of years, from wide-leg boho-chic styles to sophisticated, more-fitted black jumpsuits glamorous enough for the red carpet awards season. Rompers are the playful cousin of the jumpsuit, making their debut for the summer season. An on-trend print perfect for rompers: Bold florals. Cute cap sleeves and ruffled hems make this one an adorable option for summer. Mimi Chica Floral Print Ruffle Romper, $38 (plus 3% Cash Back), Nordstrom
We’re cheering for pom-poms this summer. They can be cutesy, colorful additions on beach bags and clutches. But, they’re playing a supporting role in a more subtle way on this design-rich lace top that can be a versatile wardrobe MVP this year. Pommed Lace Top, $88 (plus 2% Cash Back), Anthropologie