Sometimes keeping up with the latest fashions can feel overwhelming. Trends are constantly changing. What’s in one day is out the next and the It-girls make it look effortless.
Fashion is supposed to be fun. But it’s not always easy.
So, we’re taking some of the hottest trends from the latest summer collections and showing you how to style them. You don’t have to be a fancy celebrity stylist or a TikTok star to wear what’s in right now. Here are some easy styling tips to help you avoid a #fashionfail.
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Loads of Color: The Latest Summer Collections
Black is for winter. Put those LBDs in the back of the closet and get ready for color. We’re talking long silky dresses in vibrant shades. Shorts and skirts that add a cheerful pop to your look. When it comes to styling colorful pieces from the latest summer collections, don’t be afraid to break the rules. You CAN wear pink and red together — if they’re the right shades. It’s OK to mix prints these days. Trust your gut when it comes to color. You know better than anyone what looks good on you.
For an easy-breezy color infusion check out the latest summer collection from Alice + Olivia. We love their bright take on boho style. You’ll find bold floral prints and flattering feminine silhouettes from this fashion-forward brand. So many of the brand’s designs are major statement pieces. It’s easy to pick a few colorful pieces and build your summer wardrobe around those.
Oversized Yet Chic
All the fashion influencers these days have been seen in big, baggy dresses. You would think they’d look sloppy but the key to pulling it off is all about balance. If you’re wearing a puffy dress the rest of your look should be streamlined. Think simple sandals and a small handbag, or dress it down with sneakers and a messy bun. But use caution if you’re trying to go fancy with a baggy dress. The key to mastering the oversized dress is to make sure you’re not doing too much. Lots of jewelry, heavy make-up, and crazy shoes just won’t work.
Keep it casual with an oversized dress from COS, the brand for minimalist style lovers. They use distinctive details to keep big dresses from looking like potato sacks. From the on-trend romantic puffy sleeve to pockets and gathered waists, it’s hard to go wrong with COS.
Tie-Dye Time Warp
Tie-dye is back in a big way, and we are here for it! From loungewear to swim to dressier occasions, this camp art project is having a major moment in the latest summer collections. There are two secrets to styling tie-dye the fashion girl way: 1. Opt for fitted pieces like a cropped sweatshirt or slim-fitting tank. Avoid the baggy trend when it comes to tie-dye. 2. Keep the colors simple. The best looking pieces use only a few complementary colors, not the whole rainbow. Stick to an understated palette for the best results.
Sure you could hunt down some dye packets and try this yourself. OR you could turn to the loungewear experts, Pam & Gela. These are the ladies behind those Juicy sweats you lived in during college. They’ve grown up along with us and now make California cool sweats, PJs, activewear, and more. They’ve perfected their tie-dye print, so you don’t have to ruin your manicure.
Boss Babe Blazers
No matter the season, a great blazer never goes out of style. But power-dressing is definitely a streetwear trend we’re seeing this summer. Thanks to all of this working from home business, your office outfit staples might be collecting dust. Jump on board this fashion wagon and put your blazer back in the game. Keep one within arms reach of your desk. That way you can pop it on when a last-minute Zoom meeting shows up on your calendar. Use that crisp blazer to hide the coffee stain on your shirt and lead your co-workers to believe you’re wearing real pants.
Veronica Beard knows blazers. This brand’s fitted jackets are timeless and on-trend at the same time. Whether you need a lightweight blazer for summer or a more classic style, you can’t go wrong with one of these beauties. We love the daring look of wearing a blazer over a lacey bralette for date night.
Sleeves With Drama
This year big sleeves are… well, BIG! You’ll find puffy princess sleeves all over tops and dresses this summer. These dramatic details make it even more fun to get dressed up for that rare night out. Ruffles and bell sleeves in the latest summer collection make even ordinary days at home feel fancy. The trick to styling voluminous sleeves is to keep the rest of your look simple. Let those fun sleeves be the focal point — the rest of your clothes can take the day off.
French fashion label Iro is killing it with the swoon-worthy sleeves. Leave it to the Parisians to master yet another fashion trend. Shop Iro’s collection of romantic tops and flutter sleeve dresses to bring some of that European sophistication into your closet. These pieces can easily transition to fall too with a pair of boots and tights.
Your No-Fail Summer Look
We hope you’re feeling inspired to rock one of these trends this summer. But if the thought of getting dressed is just too much, there’s an easy solution. Skip the clothes and go straight for a swimsuit! You can even earn money when you shop the latest swimwear styles.
The secret to avoiding a #fashionfail any time of year is to be true to your style. If you’d rather go naked than be caught dead in tie-dye, skip that trend. Only you know what’s right for your lifestyle and personality. Feeling good in your clothes gives you confidence and confidence looks amazing on you!
Now that you have these trends down, you need a pair of shoes to complete your look. Find the best types of sandals for you from brands we love.
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