The latest trends are filled with colorful and fun pieces just in time for summer. From patterns to cuts and shoes to headbands I’ve got five of the latest trends to rock on those hot summer nights. Just a forewarning, take a drive to the shore before you stock up on these trends, everything looks better with that natural Jersey tan.
Neon, neon, neon. To all my Jersey Girls.. you have to do this trend right, spare everyone the seaside pinnys. Hit up J Crew for the widest selection of neon colored pieces at reasonable prices. They have their hot pink spot on. When walking around the mall today I realized that you can find shades of neon in almost every store. Neon is hot in cross bodys (like the Rebecca Minkoff shown above - available in Nordstrom), sandals, maxis and friendship bracelets. Make sure that you only wear one neon colored piece, anything more is tacky. Essie just released their new neon summer polish line so make sure you head to Target to pick up the latest, your nails will thank you.
Patterns galore! Specifically tribal print on shoes, skirts and tee’s. Steve Madden sells these pretty little wedges in stores across America as well as online. You can find great tribal print shirts in stores like Target (surprise, surprise!!) or department stores such as Nordstrom. This trend screams summer and you’ll see it rocked by many music festival goers (especially Bonnaroo in Asbury Park!).
Maxi, baby! Maxi dresses and skirts scream relaxed and chill summertime vibes. Perfect for a day on the boardwalk, walking around Princeton, long car rides on backroads or train rides into the city. Basically, you can’t go wrong when you put on this little number. Pair it with some flip flops during day and wedges for the night owls. Depending on the pattern of the dress, jewelry is almost never needed with the relaxed look. A pair of dangly earrings or some funky rings look best with this outfit. Almost every retail store carries some style of a maxi dress although the greatest selection I’ve seen in in Forever 21. Higher end retail stores are starting to put the first batch of maxi’s on sale because of newer styles, so be sure to check out those sale racks!
Who wouldn’t want to show some skin with a tan body? Cut outs are the ultimate way to get that sexy summer look without looking like you’re trying too hard. Be careful with cut outs though Jersey Girls… we all know who you are. To keep this look appropriate, find pieces with cutouts in the abdomen region or on the vertical seam of shirts. If you’re more conservative you can find cut outs in the shoulders on many shirts and dresses. The best places to find this trend are in Urban Outfitters and online at Nasty Gal.
Jean cutoffs and a floral pattern… simple right? This floral pattern is everywhere in stores right now. You can find it on jean shorts, crop tops and even in the beauty isle with Sally Hanson’s stick on polish nails. Pair this trend with a neutral top or bottom depending on which piece is floral. Leather sandals or wedges look best with this beachy ensamble.