With several weeks of summer still ahead of us, and warm weather that will likely linger even longer, I’d like to share a few of my favorite seasonal trends. The pieces I’ve chosen are not only fashion forward, but they’re also very wearable. With a focus on pretty details and soft fabrics, I’m really loving the girly sweetness that was so prevalent on the runways. So if you like easy classics that are also feminine and flirty, then you’ll simply adore my picks below.
Lyst’s team of curating experts recommend this trend, not only because of the way a pair of heels can instantly elevate an outfit, but also because block heels are a great retro nod to feminine fashion. With a substantial base, shoes like these balance out light and airy summer pieces very well. And although this is a practical pick, block heels are still one of the most popular styles of the season. The pink pair featured above would be a beautiful addition to any wardrobe, because the soft color and Mary Jane styling are both sweet and sexy. Wear these with skirts and dresses to be ready either the office or the weekend. My favorite details are the dainty ankle strap and soft, ballet slipper pink.
Pleats and micro pleats are all the rage this season, evident by the popularity on the runways from designers like Altuzarra, Boss, and Proenza Schouler. And this blast from the ’90s past is surprisingly wearable. The lovely, light blue and black accordion pleat skirt is a flowing and flirty example of just how pretty this trend can be. Pair it with something as simple as a fitted tee or tank for casual outings, and something dressier, like a silk blouse, for work. My favorite detail is the flattering, midi length cut of this skirt.
Who What Wear’s fashion forward crew claims that pint size purses are on the map this summer, and I am totally loving this trend. Not only are micro bags adorable, but they definitely lighten the load when out and about. Perfect for brunch, intimate summer gatherings, and other events where you may not need a full size handbag, mini purses have a very chic disposition. My favorite detail is the angled design of this handbag’s handles.
Ultra feminine details, especially botanical print dresses, are hot for summer, and the editors at Fashionisers couldn’t agree more. Whether it’s a bold print you prefer, or something more subdued, there’s a floral print out there to suit a variety of tastes. I’m really enjoying the bright and beautiful dress pictured above. The floral print is a breath of fresh air and would be perfect for a variety of summer outings, including day weddings and date nights. My favorite detail is the silhouette accentuating placement of the pockets.
With so many gorgeous summer trends, it can sometimes be difficult to choose. I, however, have an affinity for the feminine, which made compiling this list quite simple. What’s great is just how wearable and flattering all of these pieces are, including the floral print, which so many tend to shy away from. Take these popular looks and pair them with some of your favorite basics in order to confidently step out of your comfort zone this summer.