June 27, 2012
When the summer months finally come back around, one of the first things that we’re all keen to do is to rush out and put together an up-to-date wardrobe. Whereas the winter months see most of us covering up with a thick overcoat, the summer months allow us to flaunt all sorts of clothing on the cutting edge of design.
With trends generally lasting for only a short period of time, and much of last year’s wardrobe now seeming obsolete, it can be hard to know where to begin when compiling an outfit for the summer. Here, we take a look at a few options which are set to be fashionable, all summer long.
Detailed floral prints
Whether it’s a summer dress, a sarong, or a set of swimwear, floral prints look sure to be a massive hit this summer. Steer clear of sparse prints, shunning the traditional to make room for delicate and intricate designs.
Detail is key this season and the finer the print, the better. Look to the larger fashion houses for inspiration on print design and colour choices. The fine detail of your clothing should be offset subtly by plain accessories. Simplicity and complexity once again combine in the world of fashion this summer.
Any summer shoe must be airy and refined. This summer, one of the most popular trends looks set to be neutral colours, as seen in these Very.co.uk Dune sandals. Think simple buckles and no heel. When the warmer months hit, you’ve no idea what you’ll end up doing once you leave the house. Flat-footed sandals provide the highest level of practicality, allowing you to get stuck in when you find the competition rising at your local beach or park.
Mix & match bikinis
Swimwear is something which needs to be updated every season. The good news this summer is that mixed sets are in, meaning that you might not have to do as much shopping as you’d thought. Choosing a different set of tops and bottoms allows you to accentuate different aspects of your figure, and minimise the amount of time you spend in the gym shaping up.
Be careful to avoid clashes though. Whilst matching may not be in fashion, mismatching is never a smart option when it comes to suiting up for the beach. Look to create a subtle balance between tops and bottoms to find the perfect combination.