Spring is coming to a close and we’re getting ready to welcome the sunshine and good times of summer. To help keep your style on point throughout the hot months, top style influencer, Melissa Vale has created a Summer Trend report just for you. She breaks down what’s trending on the red carpet and gives options for affordable dupes!
Chanel Iman (courtesy of whowhatwear.com)
The neon trend is not going anywhere. As summer arrives it’ll be less of a utilitarian trend and more feminine, a bit more dressy, cocktail attire, like this mini dress paired with strappy heels. Chanel Iman is wearing neon earrings as well, but you could do a large (but delicate/thin) continuous gold hoop. This is a BIG statement so she’s smart to keep the neck clean and jewelry to a minimum.
Here’s another stunning way to take neon specifically into the evening from one of her favorites Speechless.
Gwyneth Paltrow (courtesy of Harper’s BAZAAR)
2) Blazer + Shorts
Another trend that is perfectly suited for the hot months ahead! It’s very sharp, sophisticated, and looks best paired with a strappy heel. “As the temps rise you could do a couple of things here: a more lightweight black blazer and black shorts with a pop of color underneath. I’m partial to a marigold as I think it gives the whole look a summery sun-kissed vibe,” says Vale. “Or, you could play with color a bit more — sunset/ terra cotta colors have been very popular all spring and will continue to be throughout the summer. So you could do a marigold underneath, terra-cotta blazer, and shorts for a fashion-forward sunset colorblocking effect.”
Naomie Harris (courtesy of Harper’s BAZAAR)
3) One Shoulder Tops + Dresses
Off the shoulder is taking a backseat for now and one shoulder tops and dresses will continue to dominate the summer months. With the Cushnie dress, you can see the whole color family (mustard, marigold, terra cotta) is really where the direction is going for summer. “Strappy heels are perfect here, and as a jewelry fanatic I think the choices Naomie made are so important — you want to stay dainty (and Jennifer Fisher is a fave). I would stay away from chunky, but I might pile on a little bit more here with some necklace layering. You can definitely find some super affordable options from Bauble Bar!”
For a bit more of an investment, there’s the stunning fine jewelry line from Congés. Their Personalized Signature Collection is dainty and you can add multiple pieces for a layering effect. This unique and meaningful collection could be the early signs of a new necklace trend.
Brie Larson (courtesy of Elle)
4) Lavender + 90s slip dresses
This shade was extremely popular at fashion week — pantsuits, layered lavender knits of any kind were everywhere. “We’re going to see plenty in the summer too, and the best way I would transition it is with a slip dress, as they’re making a comeback.”
Scarlett Johansson (courtesy of Harper’s BAZAAR)
5) Polka Dots
We will continue seeing polka dots, especially in the form of very light (in color and lightweight) sleeveless jumpsuits that easily transition from work to cocktail/day to night.