It’s summertime – and though the livin’ is not necessarily easy, nevertheless there a sense that life is gradually getting back to normal. We are starting to enjoy the sunshine, beaches, barbecues and outdoor social activities again.
What should your summer style be this year? Keeping it light, airy and comfortable is a must. But beyond that the fashion magazines have pinpointed a few trends they think will lead the way in summer looks this season.
Print Maxi Dress with Flat Sandals
Pick a retro maxi dress and pair it with flat sandals for shopping or to-and-from-the-beach wear. Add a big floppy sun hat, Jackie O sized sunglasses, a top handle beach bag and you’re good to go. If you want to spice up the look for evening, opt for strappy high heel sandals with ribbon ties plus add our estate diamond and shell shaped peridot necklace
According to Vogue, the hottest beach look this year is a string bikini paired with a shrunken cardigan and jean shorts. Add a flowerpot hat, espadrilles, huge sunglasses and our set of two vintage black enamel bracelets Perhaps also add a simple tennis bracelet set in 18K gold?
Midi Skirt, Breton Striped T-shirt
Pair a monochromatic brightly colored maxi skirt with a boat neck Breton striped tee in classic navy and white. Add a wide leather belt, cats’ eye sunglasses and strappy heels for a look that is all Catherine Deneuve. You’ll need this pair of vintage onyx and gold earrings to complete the picture – or maybe this pair of vintage shell motif clip-ons
Wide Leg White Linen Trousers, Red Bandana, Striped Sweater, Yellow Ballet Flats
Wide leg trousers have come into their own over the past few seasons. Take white wide-legs, a striped sweater, red bandana and yellow ballet flats. The look is colorful, classic, quasi- nautical and all-American. Keep it simple with this Piaget diamond pendant necklace in white gold.
Dress up your denim or biker shorts with a classic white T-shirt. Throw on a classic navy or black blazer and finish the look with a pair of strappy high sandals. You’ll be good to go anywhere this summer. Why not add this designer rock crystal and gold large link bracelet? or this classic estate diamond and platinum line bracelet?
The White Pantsuit
It has been a staple for years in every fashionable woman’s wardrobe. The white pantsuit never goes out of style and it’s perfect for dressing up for a cool summer outing. Choose light flowing fabrics or more top-to-toe form-fitted tailoring. If you are daring (and in great shape) go bare midriff with a bralette and open jacket. Finish with strappy high heels and a stunning gold lion’s head bracelet. or a sleek and elegant 22K gold Lalaounis Cuff.
This brings us to crop tops. They are everywhere this year! Summer is a great time to try one out – if you are of a mind (and body!). They come in lots of different versions, some with spaghetti straps, racer backs, some looking like swimwear. Bralettes and bra tops are on everyone’s list. Pair them with high-waisted shorts, skirts or denims; if you are self-conscious, throw on a cardigan blazer or colorful wrap. A simple gold bangle will not distract the attention away from your great figure:
Or choose this Chopard Happy Diamond I Love You necklace!
Other trends we are seeing? Oversized boyfriend jackets in neutral colors with (gasp) shoulder pads. Headscarves à la Grace Kelly – another throwback to the 80s. Ice-cream, pastel colors such as lavender, mint and pink. Folk-embroidered coats with intricate tapestry and designs. White knee-high boots – remember Nancy Sinatra? Oversized bags with long fringing.