Fashion, Beauty & Style

Essential Apparel For This Year’s Summer Season

When it comes to the top designers in the world, most of us pay close attention to what the fashion runways show us. Summer style is always a favorite because the fabrics are light and breezy, casual or high glam, and the accessories and footwear are right on target. In addition, it's the perfect time to show off a little more skin.

This season is jam-packed with boldness, elegance, punk attitude and some decollete, so please read on:


Peek-A-Boo, It's Okay To Look

You can thank designers like Victoria Beckham and Alexander Wang for coyly playing with underwear as outerwear. The bralette has become a significant item to collect this season.

The bralette is being paired with pretty skirts and defining the midriff with lacy accents, some in velvet and most with strappy details. There is nothing shy about the bralette this summer; it's your go-to top.

Denim: How High Do You Dare Go?

The denim mini skirt is back and turning heads in classic Americana fashion, with designers like Calvin Klein leading the timeless fabric down the runway. Instead of slipping into your favorite jean cut-offs, put on the mini and make it tres modern.

Stars like Selena Gomez have been wearing the denim mini for a couple of seasons now because it offers a chic, pared down look, ideal for warm summer days.


Say What Does Your Shirt Mean?

If you've been dying to speak your mind in the most fashionable way, then collecting slogan tees for summer is a great method to try. This trend is sizzling hot for all kinds of phrases, a lot of them in the feminist mindset, says Stella McCartney and Christian Dior are two designers who've been flaunting the feminist tee.

The on-trend top has been rolling along since winter, but now that summer allows us to shed more layers, you can really get your slogan on. Political, goofy or sexy, you decide.


Made In The Shade With The Ideal Sunnies

If there's one accessory you need during summer to block the powerful UVA/UVB rays, it's a pair of stylish and cool sunglasses. Need we say more? This accessory is a fashion staple, that when chosen properly, enhances your bone structure, hair and smile.

This season, look out for shades that offer interesting shapes and details, say the style watchers at Sure, over-sized sunglasses are still a glam look, but don't ignore all the other new trends.

Amber tints are key, along with double wires, aviator lenses (timeless) and funky geometric shapes.

Jump Into A Sleek Flattering Jumpsuit

When you're busy doing fun things under the sun, the jumpsuit makes a lot of fashion sense, and the style has been maintaining its presence among designers once again. A halter-neck Missoni will cost you more than $1,000, but there are less expensive styles that also offer colorful prints that look carefree during those hot days and evenings.

From the beach or pool to night, this is a versatile piece that features lots of fashion mileage.


White Dresses: Cool, Crisp And Delicate

You can't beat a white frock when it comes to summertime, especially styles that provide floating fabrics, movement, ruffles or pretty cold shoulders. It's a classic and always appears pure, appropriate and comfortable.

Chanel, Rodarte and Tibi do it beautifully with sensuous draping in maxi lengths. It's another summer essential that goes right from the sand and surf to evening social-wear.


3 Gorg Shoe Types To Buy For Summer

There's something for every gal during summer, and all you need to remember are three styles, says the Trend Council.

Footwear in the ballet flat, high mule and wedge shoe are major finds this season. The trio are all so different and offer super variety and style options.

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