The first day of summer has come and gone, and the season has finally officially begun. That means there’s not much time to upgrade your wardrobe to make sure you look good during the hottest months of the year. Thankfully, there are still plenty of things you can do to make sure you’re looking stylish this summer. These are a few of the most popular trends that you should be paying attention to.
Patch Up Your Style
One of the most popular style trends for summer is the application of patchwork pieces to your ensemble, according to this report. It might seem a bit like shabby chic but patches are much more than something you slap on top of a hole in your clothes. They’re also a great way to add a little extra flair to your outfit with a splash of prints and patterns that don’t overwhelm the eye. It’s been noted, however, that you should only wear one patched piece per outfit, whether it’s a jacket or jeans, and avoid clashing patterns lest you commit a fashion faux pas.
The Gazelle is the New Stan Smith
It’s no secret that trainers have come back in a big way and few brands have been more popular than Adidas. Last year, the classic Stan Smith was the shoe of the season with a slew of tonal variations dominating red carpets across the globe. Now, this article points out that Adidas is hoping to recreate that same magic by bringing back the 1990s Gazelle. This iconic shoe is simple and stylish, and it can match just about any outfit for a look that will be sure to last through the summer and on to the fall. Go ahead and get a pair of these nearly 25-year-old classics to stay ahead of the game.
Bucket Hats and Baseball Caps are Back
Hats in general are very on trend, and that includes the classic baseball cap and an even more ’90s throwback. Some would argue that the ubiquitous baseball hat never went anywhere, but a simple ball cap is officially in fashion. There’s plenty more inspiration to be found for the season amongst this site’s fashion roundups, which encompasses everything from shoes to slacks to hats and handbags, that will be sure to keep you abreast of the latest styles for the summer. We’ve also seen hints that the bucket hat is making a comeback in the hip-hop community. And what was initially assumed to be a flash in the pan is a full-on trend, because the ’90s staple chapeau is officially back. Go with something simple and you’ll be ahead of the game. Just remember that you can only have one fedora per crew.
Gray and Green are the Way to Go
Gray and green are undoubtedly two of the most popular colors for the season and both are so versatile that they’ll last long beyond summer. Gray is one of those colors that can work well no matter the weather or the season, and green is much the same whether you’re wearing a deep forest green or a more drab olive tone. Try mixing up different hues of each color or even pairing the two together for a haute couture combination.
Author: Jack Raines, a blogger covering all things fashion-related and currently residing in Los Angeles.