Inside Summer Fashion Trends & 3 Outfit Inspirations

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If you’re like us, you love staying up to date with all the fashion trends throughout the year. And summer is by far our favorite season because of the amazing prints, pastels, neons and textures we see on the runway. However, we know finding ways to take these runway trends and make them wearable can be tricky, so we have created three outfit inspirations to show how easy it is to rock these summer trends.

Off-The-Shoulder & Denim Shorts

One of spring and summer’s hottest trend is everything off-the-shoulder from dresses to blouses–the trend has definitely made a buzz.  But we can’t forget a throwback with the resurgence of denim shorts with a frayed look to lend a more modern touch. 

Our Outfit Inspiration

A great way to wear these two styles is by combining a gorgeous off-the-shoulder blouse, a light wash frayed denim shorts with booties. Just add a light cardigan, flip flops, cute beach bag, and a couple simple accessories to help dress up or dress down the look.

| Cotton Cable Blazer Sweater- Ivory • Classic H&M | Puff Blouse – Powder Pink/floral • H&M | Frayed Denim Short – Light Vintage • Joe Fresh | Pointed Toe Cut-Out Booties • Charlotte Russe | Glitter Hibiscus Flip-Flops • Aeropostale | Summer Straw Beach Bag • Style&Co. | Sunglasses – Brown/patterned • H&M | Seas The Day Clasp Bracelet • Charming Charlie | Seashell Stud Earrings • The Limited | 

 

Slip Dresses

Now at first we had our reservations when we first saw slip dresses on the runway as we have only ever associated them with undergarment. But as this trend has picked up and we have seen some of our favorite celebs wear the style, we are just loving how light and airy slip dresses can be.

Our Outfit Inspiration

If you’re a little hesitant about looking like you’re wearing pjs outside, find a slip dress with a cool print as this can distract from the appearance of a slip dress but still have that relaxed, flowy feel. You can also take it up a notch by styling it with a sturdy (but lightweight) jean jacket, a large floppy hat, a small crossbody or shoulder bag and flats. This will give it a more polished look. Also, try to keep jewelry at a minimum so you don’t take away from the amazing print on your slip dress.

| 1912 Jean Jacket • L.L. Bean | Green Chain Slip Dress • Dorothy Perkins | Fresh Straw Hat – Tan • Joe Fresh | Women’s Faux Leather Timeless Collection Saddle Crossbody  • Merona | 
Pointy-Toe Lace-Up Flats • Old Navy | Bold Elements Gold-Tone Textured Disc Chandelier Earrings • JcPenny |

Chunky Sandals & Chokers

Chunky heels and sandals seem to make quite the splash on the runway, along with a 90’s classic: Chokers.

Our Outfit Inspiration

These two trends are by far one of the easiest to adapt as they tend to work with most styles and textures. So we chose to pair a great pair of chunky heel sandals and a white floral choker with a denim blouse and a wrap maxi skirt. Again, accessories are left simple.
| Chambray Shirt – Light Wash • Joe Fresh | Wrap Maxi Skirt – Green • Joe Fresh | Preston Small Backpack • Fossil | Nova Platform Sandal • Lucky Brand | Decree Lace Stone Choker Necklace | Worthington Pink Mother-of-Pearl Earrings • JcPenny |
Let us know what spring/summer trends you’ve tried and are loving in the comments below!

  • Aisiah Ezekyel

    Love those boots… It’s mostly rainy in the Philippines during this month so I wear boots instead of sandals and flip flops.

  • mapam30

    I love the colors on the slip dress—and the shoes for each looks are AWESOME!

  • I love relaxed, flowy dresses in the summer! A perfect way to deal with the heat!

  • I love your picks! Especially the flip flops and summer bag!

  • Sarah Jean

    I feel like I always need help with the latest trends, but could definitely do these!

  • bc21578

    My favorite jeans are THE TRAVELER. Both for the name and comfort!

  • I love that chambray shirt and those chunky sandals!

  • Great ideas. I love the slip dresses 😍

  • Off the shoulder is my most favorite trend ever!! Love!

  • Tania Potter

    Love the chunky heel sandals, they are gorgeous, and also the hello summer bag.

  • Amanda K

    The off the shoulder trend has been my favorite this summer!

    Xx,
    Amanda || http://www.fortheloveofglitter.com

  • I LOVE the platform sandals and you can never go wrong with jean shorts!

  • FOMO Queen

    These outfits are so cute. I really love the last one. Makes me want to go shopping.

  • These are some really cute picks. I do like the slip dress outfit for this time of year.

  • Winifred Jac

    I have a slip dress from years ago. I cannot believe I was up on that trend. Lol. I love the off the shoulder look, too.

  • lexhan

    Off shoulder items does it for me… simple and class… who agrees with me?

  • Greta Hollar

    All of my favorite summer trends! I’ve been living in denim shorts and off the shoulder tops!

    Greta | http://www.gretahollar.com

  • Ashley

    So much summer style inspo!! I’ve been living in off the shoulder tops this summer!

  • I love summer because you get to wear lighter and comfier clothes! These outfit inspirations are so adorable, definitely something that I’d wear!

  • Ruthie Ridley

    Loving all this inspo!! Great outfit ideas!! I dont want summer to end!! XO

  • Especially loving those shell earrings…so cute! xo

  • I adore the aztec style slip dress and the tortoiseshell sunnies are gorgeous too. Some fab trends here x

  • Marta Nightingale

    The aztec dress and the off-the-shoulder are totally my thing. Adorable!

  • Vanessa @ cuttingedgekid.com

    That wrap maxi skirt is adorable!!! love the gathers 🙂 YOU have a great eye!

  • Clare Speer

    What a nice assortment – I love that Hello Summer purse at the top and also those brown boots! Lovely!

  • They are all such beautiful selections! My favorite one is the first outfit 🙂

  • Love all these picks, especially those lace ups!

  • Milton Coyne

    these are very interesting collection.. very ideal summer outfits indeed! I do prefer the first batch because of that cool denim jacket! I think it looks great be it summer or winter

  • Eugenia Nazarova

    These are all such amazing outfits ideas for summer. Slip dress outfit is my favorite!

  • KatieCarlson721

    I love everything! I really want those tropical flip flops 🙂

  • These are all amazing trends for summer! I love the off-the-shoulder and denim idea!

  • Yes, so on trend for summer– all your picks are fantastic! Loving the striped dress from outfit #2– would look SO cute paired with that hat!

    -Amanda
    http://www.agoodhue.net

  • You’ve mentioned some of my personal fashion trends for this summer 🙂

  • Anamika Ojha

    I loved the off-shoulder tops this summer. It gives a perfect chic look! You have styled all your outfits beautifully!

  • Ella Ivoire

    Some of this are actually my favourites fashion trends for this summer for sure!!

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