SUMMER IS ALMOST HERE. Is your wardrobe in check for the upcoming sunny weather? We are ready to break out this season’s latest fashion trends – from colorful aquatic-themed shoes to coral and flower embellishments– fashion is anything but boring! Let’s dive in and see what’s in style.
Many fashion journalists have argued that our sartorial choices reveal much about our inner selves (I do think about that as I run around in my workout attire whenever I’m not in business meetings.) Be that as it may, we all need a spring cleaning of our closets to make sure nothing is passé.
YOUR WARM WEATHER GUIDE TO FASHION:
- Take chances – wear that bold color!
- Quality beats quantity every time
- Find unique, new designers
- Have fun, be flirty, and most importantly, just be yourself!
SPRING FORWARD TO SUMMER
Most of us have pieces in our closets that we haven’t worn in AGES. We say to ourselves, “I will drop those extra 10 to 15 pounds, and then I can fit into that dress again.” By the time we do, that tweed jumpsuit will be way out of style. So it is time to give your closet a facelift. Make something old into something new again by donating unused clothes; someone somewhere will be very appreciative.
As we broaden our wardrobe this year, there are several wearable fashion trends to look for in the upcoming collections. From done-up-denim to stand-out sequins, all of these looks are everyday wearable and ready to put a spring in your step.
Classic stripes get an update this season in an array of colors. Wide and bold stripes are in!
Dress to impress with whimsical chiffon. The flowy fabric flatters any silhouette and adds a little mystique to your style.
Sequins are back, and I don’t mean in your basic black! Go festive in burgundy, green or navy sequin numbers.
Bright colors and floral prints never seem to go out of style, so be sure to stock up.
For the traveling professional, look for basics that won’t wrinkle when rolled up in your suitcase, and that are not immediately identifiable as any certain brand for easy mixing and matching.
CLAIM TO FAME
When I’m shopping for my next hot outfit, I like to look for pieces that will last. I put quality over quantity. And finding special, unique pieces from new or upcoming designers is something I adore! I think you treasure and value your attire much more.
Remember Jason Wu? Today, he is a well-recognized brand, but his name was relatively unknown when he first designed First Lady Michelle Obama’s dress for the Inaugural Ball in 2009. Now, Wu has a clothes collection at Target and a full housewares line.
I believe fashion has a deeper role in culture and society. I think back to my grandmother who was a seamstress. She tailored clothes and made extra money while my grandfather was away at war. She was amazingly skilled and even made my mother’s gorgeous wedding dress with lace trimming and handembroidered pearls. And that tradition was passed down. My mother makes beautiful quilts and tailors all of my clothes. That role has impacted our family and played an important part in our culture. I am sure there are many other families with similar stories.
Your clothes are a reflection of you, your brand and how you present yourself to the world. Don’t simply defy the boundaries of fashion— make them dance!