Top Summer Trends 2013
Summer is a time of blooming and uncovering. The earth sheds its skin once again and transforms into a beautiful bloom of color. While the height of summer has come and gone in good ol’ Manila, our tropical climes always prove to be perfect for warm season trends. Check out some of Summer 2013’s biggest hits — pieces that are fun and fabulous, but forever timeless — handpicked by today’s guest blogger Tiffany Faming. As the old adage goes, “It’s always summer somewhere”!
Print mixing is a sophisticated method that is both bold and wearable. You can go from polka dots to audacious stripes. Imagine throwing on a polka dot blouse with some black, fitted, slacks. Pairing prints with solids prevents an outfit from being too busy.
A lady should be both self-expressive and charming. Prints do just that. The visual context defines your style and the patterns add a lot of sass to an outfit.
To learn to love prints, you must understand what abstracts look the best on you. One must not be too concerned with the fear of being too “loud” or obnoxious when wearing prints. Find the charm in texture and colors and the rest is all about enhancing your personal style.
Cool Cotton T-shirts
Cool and airy t-shirts are always going to be key pieces to a summer wardrobe. You can get them in sheer tones to more coverage. Wear them plain in white with some khaki shorts to jeans; they always look great no matter what.
Head to Toe White
White is the story of fresh. Think of the white oleander: it blooms into a romance of white elegance. Jackie Kennedy Onassis looked classic in white. This ensemble can be worn head to toe and still look ultra-chic. You can wear loosely tailored white pants with a white blazer to get that clean, structure, silhouette.
If you want to wear white from head to toe, the key is to mix the depth of texture with material. Example, you can mix a lace blouse with white denim trousers.
Coral Pink Tops & Dresses
The warmth of coral is everywhere. It looks great on a variety of skin tones and makes a great conversation starter. It has that allure of orange with the comfort of pink. You can wear a coral blazer, a white top and coral shorts. Pair this outfit with wedge heels and make your summer wardrobe into a statement piece.
Because of the warmth of coral, this color looks great mixed with equally bright colors. Try mint green! You can either carry a mint green clutch purse or a belt across a coral dress.
Nothing says, “I’m here” like sparkle. From golden cuffs to sequins on your tops, the sparks give a certain touch to your outfit.
The key to wearing more sparkly outfits additives is to adopt a more neutral outfit. Your outfit needs not to be dull but rather, silent enough to let the sparkle speak. In this case you want to work with as little print mixes as you can and as little color as you can.
To stay classy, you want to take the minimal, classy, route. The key is to achieve a daytime look that is both chic and effortless. Try a shimmery top with some casual denim. Keep everything else casual.
Author bio: With a strong interest in fashion, Tiffany Faming loves writing on styling tips as well as searching for deals of the trendy fashion items.