t last, the time we have all been waiting for has finally arrived- summer! Summer is a time that everyone looks forward to with great anticipation (and that in itself may be an understatement), and what’s not to be excited about? Warm sandy beaches beckoning, cool pool water waiting for a cannonball splash… So the question really isn’t if you’ll be doing anything fun this summer (because let’s be honest, there is no way we’ve waited this long just to let summer be a flop), the question is how good will you look while doing it? But don’t worry; everything you need to know about the trends and fashions of this summer’s hottest looks are about to be unveiled.
OK, so first off, you can’t go through summer without a killer bathing suit. There are all kinds of options out there, but this summer’s trending bathing suit look is statement prints: I’m talking tribal prints, floral prints, animal prints, pretty much any type of print you can think of. And in high fashion cases, the crazier the print the better. This look has been seen on celebrities such as Kylie and Kendall Jenner, Bella Thorne and Jordan Sparks as well as being featured in fashion shows by Vogue.
There are all kinds of stores selling print bathing suits; the problem is that some stores are a lot pricier than others. Luckily, if you know where to look, you can definitely find a trendy bathing suit while also staying within your budget. An example of this can be seen when comparing Anthropologies and Forever 21’s tribal print bathing suit options.
Anthropologie price: $96
Forever 21 price: $14.80
As you can see, you really don’t have to spend a fortune to get that trendy summer look.
The next summer staple you need to have in your closet this season is … a crop top! Crop tops first started making a comeback from the ’90s in late 2013. But now in 2014 the trend is more popular than ever. Not only have these stylish little numbers been seen strutted down the spring/summer 2014 runway, but Hollywood’s famed Beyonce, Rihanna and Jennifer Lawrence (just to name a few) have all been spotted rocking the trend.
What makes these tops amazing is how easily they can be dressed up and down for different occasions. For example, if you were going to a party and wanted to pull together a dressier, more polished look, you would wear a solid colored crop top with a maxi skirt or a pair of nice high-waist pants, then throw on a chunky necklace and you’re all set. If you were going to the beach, however, you would keep the look casual and relaxed by pairing your crop top with a circle skirt or a pair of high-waist shorts for a retro vibe.
Again there are lots of different store options out there to fit all different price ranges. Just take a look at these two crop tops from Charlotte Russe and Hollister.
Charlotte Russe price: $14.99
Hollister price: $17.97
Now that you’re all set for summer, just keep in mind that summer fashion is all about experimenting and having fun, so get out there and have a good time!
See you at the beach, my darlings!