Sofia Vendela

Summer Fashion Trends

Hello, lovely people,

Finally, summer is here and its time for me to share my favourite trends of the season. I don't want to repeat any trends so I suggest you look at my previous spring, winter and autumn trend posts for ideas as to what is still trendy. Note: I've previously mentioned stripes, floral, yellow, corset belts, tulle and ruffles which are all still prominent in stores and worn today.

 

Gingham

The perfect summer print is making an entrance amoung brands like House of Holland, Pringle of Scotland and fashion influencers alike. This summer, you will find this adorable retro print on sundresses, trousers and crop tops alike. Recreate this look: ASOS dress, H&M dress and ASOS shirt.

 

60' Sunglasses

Finally, the sixties are back! I have been waiting and hoping for this decade to reappear and slowly and surely it is. This particular trend is one that has been common the last few seasons with oversized and/or resin sunnies- usually focused on the typical oversized square Chloe-esk 70's frames. This summer's trendiest pair are more focused on the sixties mod style that is either round or slightly oval and often white. Recreate this look: Pull & Bear sunglasses, Magno sunglasses and ASOS sunglasses

 

Flash dance Shoulder

No, not the off the shoulder/bardot trend but an earlier version. So channel your inner eighties/2013 style by letting your jumper hang loose while exposing a little clavicle. There are many different ways to interpret this trend, some of which you can see above. Not only is this trend cosy and relaxed but also comfortable! Recreate this look: Boohoo oversized t-shirt, Missguided jumper dress and H&M shirt

 

The Straw Bag

This is a trend that (if you've been reading my blog) you will know that I've been in love with and inspired by for quite some time. Not only that but this bag also happens to be the bag of the season thanks to Fanny Ekstrand who started Chene Bags. This trend comes in three different forms: the net bag, the straw bag and the straw basket a la Jane Birkin. Recreate this look: Granit net bag, Chene straw bag and Little Doe basket

 

Flat Mules

This is a trend that I've been keeping my eyes on for the past two to three months: flat mules/slip ons/espadrilles/loafers with no back but still like loafers loafers. Not only are they trendy, comfortable and stylish but they are also perfect for the hot summer weather. I'd love to wear them with a pair of loose fitted trousers, a white tee and oversized denim jacket. Recreate this look: ASOS flat mules, Topshop flat mules and Vagabond flat mules

 

Bright Colours

More retro vibes (mainly 60's-80's) with this trend seen at fashion week. I love this colour block look, in fact; before I was aware of it as a trend, I styled two looks (here and here) around this colour scheme so I am very happy to see it becoming popular. Recreate this look: ASOS orange denim jacket, ZARA yellow dress and Pull & Bear red tote

 

90's Swimwear

Last year was the year of the 90's (and still a little 70's) but now, we're seeing a little of it trickle back just in time for summer. Styles that characterise the typical nineties suit include a high cut leg, often a low cut back and (in this recent adaptation of the trend) a focus on block colours; mainly primary. Recreate this look: ZARA yellow high leg bathing suit, ASOS high leg swimsuit and Missguided high leg bikini

 

Espadrille Wedges

A trend that is back from its most recent stunt in the late 2000's/early 2010's. The most summery and comfortable version of high heels on offer that will (especially with a straw bag) create a lovely look channelling the seventies. Recreate this look: Asos white wedges, Pull & Bear jute wedges and Castaner navy espadrille wedges

 

Raw Hem Denim Skirt

We've seen the denim skirt before but often with a button up front. Now, the skirt is back in its traditional blue form with a twist consisting of a raw hem. There are so many ways to style this piece, maybe a bright sweater or an oversized shirt, a pair of espadrille wedges and your favourite net bag. Recreate this look: River Island raw denim skirt, BDG denim skirt and Urban Renewal blue denim skirt

 

Love,

Sofia

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