The rising temperature has my nine to five brain wandering to the delicate pink and orange printed umbrella that adorned my refreshing drink while on a recent holiday! How I would love to translate this feeling into my summer 2011 wardrobe... Even the most humdrum Monday would be injected with a bit of that cabana-at-the-infinity-pool vibe!Lucky for us, if you’re feeling anything like I am, bold graphic prints in the brightest of hues are essential ingredients in summer fashion trends this 2011 season! With some key pieces, you wont feel like you left the leisure of your vacation too far behind. Channel that relaxed style and make it distinctively your own.
It’s as effortless as this: choose a bohemian styled tunic in a fluttery, graphic printed fabric. Pair it with chunky gold jewelry and the incredibly easy, yet totally sexy, espadrille wedges! These shoes will quickly become a summer wardrobe staple taking you from poolside to a romantic dinner. Or, if your daytime design commands a little more office appropriate subtlety, grab your go-to white button down shirt in a seasonal finish (think linen or silk). Top off a plain or printed pencil skirt and add the same fabulous espadrille wedges. For that extra bit of hot summer glamour, tie a bright colorful scarf to your daytime tote. My very favorite translation of this summer trend is white-hot. Every woman feels totally confident rockin’ the perfect fitting pair of white pants! For each of us it may be a different cut- cropped, skinny, or slim-cut flair- invest a bit of time in finding the perfect fit for you- you will NOT be disappointed! I have found that white denim seems to be the most universally flattering fabric- easily concealing undergarments that other fabrics do not.
For a perfect date night combo, couple your hot summer whites with the same fluttery, graphic tunic mentioned above. Again, your espadrille wedges will do the trick, but this time accessorize your ensemble with a thick cuff bracelet or large cocktail ring and a sequined clutch. A sleek ponytail will finish the look in the most sophisticated of ways.
If you’re fond of these ideas, but interested in testing these trends in a slightly understated way, head straight for the accessories! Many designs today have sturdy acrylic pieces in vivid colors perfect for adding that finishing touch to your outfit. A shot of color at the feet or on the wrist will offer the same dose of happy to your summer fashion that something more daring would too. Think statement pieces!
To make this as easy as enjoying that umbrella drink, here are some beautiful, striking, how-could-you-not-notice-me, hot summer fashion color combos to try: turquoise, white and gold metallic, magenta pink and coral orange, jade green, white and turquoise, canary yellow, juicy orange and metallic gold. How could you feel any less than cheerful while painted in these shades?
Try these ideas, be confident, and this summer, keep your yourself cool and your summer fashion trends HOT!