7 Trends Every Woman Can Wear
Trend #1: Maxi Dress
A maxi dress is a hassle-free way to look pulled-together without too much effort. Neha Gandhi, Refinery29's deputy editor, says. A floor-skimming hem gives you a lean, statuesque look -- just be sure to go for one that doesn't have too much gathered fabric, so you don't feel like you're drowning in it.” Dress it down with flat sandals and a topknot, or dress it up with a blazer and a fun necklace. The possibilities are endless!
Capelli New York, $19.99; eretailmall.com
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Trend #2: Blue Eye Makeup
Blue eye makeup doesn’t have to remind you of your 10-year-old self digging around in your mom's bathroom drawers. Gandhi says. "Adding a sweep of color across your lids or just lining your eyes with navy feels fresh and fun, particularly for summer, and it makes pretty much every eye color pop."
Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Shadow Pencil in Clash, $20. Ombre Solo Eye in Topaz Blue, $30
Trend #3: Daytime Clutches
We're not talking minuscule prom pieces, but Gandhi describes switching your carryall to a big clutch as "an exercise in editing and sloughing off the excesses.” Ditching your usual crossbody isn't just a self-improvement trick, though: "In a sea of totes and shoulder bags, a bright envelope clutch stands out in a special way" says Gandhi.
Vieta "Agnes" clutch, $38; vietafashion.com
Trend #4: Neon
Add some interest to an otherwise plain outfit by including a pop of neon. Gandhi says, "We're big proponents of highlighter-hued heels around the Refinery29 offices -- they give any outfit a shot of color (and fun!), but they're not over the top." Take a leap of faith and add a neon necklace to a little black dress, or step out in fluorescent flats and a bright belt. If you're feeling bold, go for a bright skirt or jacket.
ASOS, $77.58; us.asos.com
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Trend #5: Mixed Prints
If you're the stylish-but-safe type, pairing prints can be intimidating, but don't let fear get the best of you. Gandhi shares her pattern-blending technique: "Start out pairing only two prints, making sure that only one of them is the dominant one (so, stripes and mini flowers that feel quieter are a great starting point) and that both of the printed pieces are tied together with a similar base color (so maybe your stripes are navy and white and your florals are on a navy backdrop). Fail-proof."
Pin-dot blouse, Jaclyn Smith for Kmart, $20. "Safari" sweater, Tibi, $298
Trend #6: Jumpsuits
Every woman should embrace the jumpsuit trend. Gandhi says, "I love that you can run your errands all around town without worrying that an errant wind will blow your skirt up over your head." Short rompers are a great place to start, but don't be afraid to take it a step further. Gandhi says, "I'm a big fan of the pants version of this look. It feels a little bit dressier, especially with a great pair of heels."
Jumpsuit, Collective Concepts, $65; lulus.com
Trend #7: Bangs
If you're ready for a change in your look, it might be time to give bangs a chance. Gandhi advises, "Whether you want a blunt fringe or just a side-sweep, adding a little interest right at your face is the easiest way to transform your look without chopping all of your hair off or going nuts with color." Find more fun fashion inspiration at Refinery29.