What to Expect in Summer Fashion This Year

Get ready for the fantastic summer trends heading our way this year. We are lucky to have some great styles to wear to keep the heat at bay. Fashion for Summer 2014 will be comfy and retro. The key to these modern trends is wearing something confidently and comfortably. You do not need the approval of anyone else to wear these trends. Wear and own your personal rendition with pride! New trends for this summer include bright jelly shoes, cropped shirts, maxi skirts and dresses, bold floral prints and girly lace.

Latest shoe trends for summer have a throwback to the 80s. Do you remember your jelly shoes from childhood? Well those squishy neon glittery joys are back! Best part about this trend is the durability and clean up after wear. Similar to those fashion killing crocs but far better looking with their cute heels and more elegant styles. Throw out those nasty crocs and get some jelly shoes!

Working out that core in yoga and pilates all winter is now going to pay off big-time. Show off that gorgeous sculpted middle with a cropped or half shirt. Half shirts provide that amazing breeze that you could only get from a bikini top but of course would be far more socially acceptable indoors. Pair your cropped shirt with a long maxi skirt or sleek skinny jeans. For an even better contrast pair a cropped shirt with nicely tailored khakis. The conservative look of the khakis along with the modern and bold cropped shirt make for great results that you will want to wear again and again.

Maxi dresses are the ultimate fix for when you feel like not having to put too much effort into getting dressed. Those sweltering summer days when it feels too humid and hot to move are the days when a maxi dress is the way to go. Maxi dresses this summer are going to be in the bold floral prints, bright neon colors, stripes, ombre and even decorated with lace. Keep the maxi dress from looking slouchy by making sure the length is not too long. Do not let the dress hang on the ground. The maxi dress can be easily dressed up for a night on the town or dressed down for a day at the beach. For the beach, pair with a pair of gladiator sandals and a large floppy beach hat so you can keep your skin from harmful UV rays. For an elegant date night, wear a pair of heels and a sweet necklace. Make sure that if the pattern of the maxi dress is quite bold that you do not also use a very bold necklace. Simplicity is key.

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The maxi skirt is best paired with a pair of sandals or heels. Sometimes the bold floral prints dominate shirts, maxi dresses and even pants this summer. These floral prints are an easy way to make a big statement. Be cautioned not to over accessorize when wearing floral prints. The print makes a bold statement in and of itself. Make certain to pair with neutral colored shoes and purse and do not try to add any flowers to hair or jewelry.

Wide leg pants are making a comeback this summer. Look for wide leg pants that have a high waistline. Tailoring around the waist can add nice dimension that will contrast with the size of the wide leg bottom. Some sort of heel such as a wedge, sandal or pump should be worn to keep the legs from looking stumpy. Show off your tiny waist with a brightly colored belt around the very top of the high waisted pants. Lace is everywhere! For a glorious expression of your femininity wear some lace. Lace provides an elegant contrast on harsher fabrics. This summer expect to see lace sewn onto jean shorts, dresses and on boots. Create a relaxed feel with lace so that you look like you just jumped off from a ride with a handsome cowboy. While you are wearing that girly lace do not forget to throw on a pair of cowgirl boots. The aura of the cowboy that speaks freedom and recklessness will never go out of style. Cowgirl boots are a fashion that is comfortable and timeless but most importantly has hit a high in popularity recently. Pair a lacy top with cowgirl boots and you are sure to have a look perfect for the high heat of summer.

Summer 2014 in men’s fashion is bringing in brighter and more bold statements. Double breasted blazers are here and will continue going strong throughout the summer. Light blue and white striped patterns are perfect for the hot summer weather that is sure to come our way soon. The double breasted blazer can be worn unbuttoned with a basic cotton T-shirt underneath for day wear. The more casual the undershirt and accompanying pants the better suited the jacket will be for beach like weather. A simple button up poplin shirt underneath a buttoned two breasted blazer can make for a sophisticated date night outfit.

Perhaps the most fun trend for men this summer surprisingly consists of what one can put into the pockets of the double breasted blazer. An intricately folded handkerchief or small flower are just two of the possible ornaments that can be gracefully hanging from a blazer pocket. No idea is too much just as long as one wears it with confidence.

The bold and daring trend of an all white suit will come full swing for summer 2014. What could be more crisp and clean than a man in an all white suit? This retro color scheme, or lack there of, dates back to the late thirties. The white demonstrates a level of boldness and looks particularly good on people with more pigmented skin tones. I can think of no better way to show off money than with a white suit. However, that money should be used for buying some easy to eat foods that will not harm the elegant all white ensemble!

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