One of the best things about summer is the versatility of the fashion you can wear, especially since you don’t need to worry about the cold. And it’s not just about swimwear either. You can go from work chic to beach bum pretty easily during the warmer months. Here are some of the best summer fashion trends you can follow:
DIY shirts and boho dresses
Paris Fashion Week reinvented a lot of vintage pieces, like how Calvin Klein turned a simple Jaws shirt into one most talked about fashion pieces through his Raf Simons collection. It was all about tie-dye paired with beautiful acid-washed denim. Even Prada, Proenza Schouler, Stella McCartney, and R13 turned it into a catwalk trend. It’s great for the summer because the colors and patterns are not only vibrant and fun, they’re easy to pair with just about anything. For your own wardrobe, you can up-cycle your old plain shirts and boho dresses in pastel-colored tie-dye. You can even do it to your denim pants, shorts, and mini dresses—it’s a great way to look trendy and unique at the same time, as each tie-dyed shirt is unique.
Mixed prints and patterns
If you found it difficult to style your prints individually, this summer will let you wear all your favorites in one go. The Paris Fashion Week runways featured mixed patterns with clashing prints full of stripes, dots, and even patchwork. If you’re looking to upgrade your skirts or wrap-around, you can use floral patterns and embroideries.
White shirts and button-downs
These are timeless pieces you should have in your closet. It’s best to mix and match with shorts, loose denim jeans, sleeveless dresses, and even sheer blouses. They’re great for when you’re just chilling at home or on the beach. PopSugar recommends wearing an untucked shirt to work, paired with boyfriend jeans and your favorite pair of stilettos. You don’t even have to worry about your silhouette, as the updated versions of the classic button-down shirts come in inclusive sizes. The button down shirt on Woman Within shows how designers are catering to all female body shapes. It is a versatile choice that will flatter just about any figure. You can also wear them with high-waisted shorts, leggings, or your best pair of jogger pants.
Neons and feathers
You can go for something bold this summer with neon accents and feathers. It’s best to add them to your accessories, like your hats, sunnies, and bags. Neon earrings, bracelets, and even sandals and shoes are a great way to dress up your summer clothes this year.
Off-shoulders and fishnets
Cosmopolitan featured fishnet tops in their choice of top summer fashion list. Not only do they look amazing, they will also keep you cool. Add a pop of color with some orange shorts or neon accessories and you’re all set for a day out at the beach.
If you need more inspiration for the best summer outfits and combinations, you can take a look at some of the best magazines we check out on Mad Sounds Magazine. This is where we go when we need a different take on fashion—especially if we’re looking for something out of the ordinary.