Summer fashion trends
Little white dresses
Warmer weather ushers in sexy sheer fabrics, days in denim, the long pour of a maxi dress and the absolute cool of a great pair of shorts. We’re riding this summer’s trend wave and having fun under the sun. — Shannon McCarthy
Bing | Little white dresses
This summer white is right – day or night – in snowy-hued frocks cut as chic as any LBD. Tank, sheath and shift shapes give you a fresh start on the season, and they boast trend-right touches such as lace overlays, crochet texture, peplum ruffles or kicky high-low hems.
Bing | Distressed denim
Shimmy into denim skinnies with an appetite for destruction, or don a pair of slouchy boyfriend jeans ripped to perfection: This summer, dressing for success equals distress. Overbleached and faded jeans look especially cool shredded, and ripped denim goes well with soft sweater tops or cute shrunken blazers.
Sheer summer clothing
Bing | Sheer summer clothing
We’ll make this perfectly clear: The transparency trend shows no signs of disappearing. But don’t despair if you don’t like it bare, as just a touch of the diaphanous stuff works. Look for sheer hems on maxi dresses, gossamer panels on blouses, print overlays on see-through fabrics and the textural tease of laser-cut leather.
Striped maxi dresses
Bing | Striped maxi dresses
Get a line on one of the most vibrant summer fashion trends, and do it on pretty much the biggest clothing canvas available. You’ll be a long cool woman in a striped dress when you make yours maxi. Multicolor bands are beautiful, as is the ever-chic combo of black and white.
Blue summer clothing
Bing | Blue summer clothing
Caribbean lagoons, desert turquoise, delicate cornflowers or the cerulean of a summer twilight: The range of blue hues so popular this season suit every skin tone, pair effortlessly with other colors in your closet and aren’t so extreme (ex: neons) that the blues you choose will be out by autumn.
Red summer clothing
Bing | Red summer clothing
A fiery alternative to all the cool blue on offer, this color trend sizzles for summer. Think less oxblood (last fall’s “it” tint) and more brick, ruby and rose: These lighter, brighter tones meld well with the season. “Lady In Red” not your speed? Add subtle pops with scarlet accessories instead.
Bing | Skater skirts
Track jackets, visor caps and scuba dresses may be trending big as part of the athletic-chic look, but our fave civilian-sport hybrid is a flirty skirt that skews more femme than fitness. Skater skirts take a touch of hipster, add a little vintage vibe and throw in some pleating for good measure.
Bing | Crop tops
They’re baaaaaack: Midriff-baring blouses and short shirts get you set to show off a little skin this summer. And we do mean a little, as this time around crop tops aren’t chic unless they’re revealing just a peek. Anchor them with high-waisted maxi skirts or relaxed, mid-rise, boyfriend jeans.
Bing | Dressy shorts
Shorts are a definite summer wardrobe mainstay, but this year they’re getting a shot of playful glam. From crisp linen pairs in neutral, earthy tones to evening-worthy satin jacquard numbers, shorts are long on sophistication. Pair 'em with matching cropped jackets or softly slouchy lightweight sweaters.
Bing | Metallic accessories
Dazzle the summer sun right out of the sky with this season’s most coveted fashion finish: A metallic look more powerful than precious. Yellow gold, cool silver, modern gunmetal, copper, bronze and super trendy rose gold gild accessories both small (slim bangles, drop earrings, cell covers) and large (long scarves, tote bags, towering wedges).