Toss those heavy coats in the back of your closet! The seasons have officially changed, which means it’s time to bring out the breezy fabrics and fun colors that mark the beginning of summer. Here are just six great looks that have been sweeping the runways as temperatures rise and designers find new ways to beat the heat.
Light colors reflect the sun, so it stands to reason that shiny golds and silvers have become one of 2014′s hottest trends. Or maybe people are just enjoying their shimmer? Regardless of the reason, you couldn’t go anywhere at Coachella this year without seeing metallics.
Professional enough for the office but also easily worn on beaches or basketball courts, loafers are an excellent alternative to flip-flops. Not only are they suitable for all occasions, but they’ll also keep your feet cool and dry no matter how humid the day.
3: High Waists
If you want to make a statement this summer, hike up your waistline. High waists are all the rage in shorts, skirts and jumpers, especially when they’re paired with bare legs that elongate your look and slim your figure.
Typically limited to spring, the time of blooming flowers and new beginnings, floral patterns have seen great longevity this year. Designers like Vera Wang and DNKY have been incorporating florals into their summer looks well past their usual expiration dates.
A staple of women’s golf apparel, polos have also been seen on the catwalks of Paris and Milan. They’re another one of those endlessly versatile pieces, complementing both casual and semi-professional looks depending on the occasion and accessories.
Many cities around the world have been matching or even exceeding their hottest temperatures on record. Is it any surprise that mesh fabrics have seen a resurgence in the heat? Light and breathable, they’ll fight off sweat and keep you looking fabulous all day long.
Try something new this summer with these six essentials of a post-winter wardrobe. It may be hot under the blazing sun, but you can still turn heads and look great!