Though summer is winding down (can you believe that it's already the end of July?!), I still think that it is totally fitting to share some of my favorite trends that have arose in summer 2017. From cool festival inspired looks, awesome athlesiure attire, and my personal favorite, the return of the crop top. Sure, this post is a little overdue, but as I always say, better late than never! And considering we still have over a month of summer left, there is still plenty of time for all of us to try out these fun and fearless trends for ourselves, not to mention start planning how to transition some of these cool looks for early fall. Now without any further to do, let's talk about my top ten style picks for summer 2017!
1. Sheer Delight
As I'm sure many of you can remember from a few of my past "outfit of the day" posts, I've been digging the sheer trend for quite some time now. So needless to say, I was ecstatic to see this this sweet spring look has stuck around for the summer. The reason I love this style trend is because it adds a subtle, but playful, sexiness to any look. Whether it be a simple sheer tee or a gorgeous summer dress, this trend is definitely for the girl with a more daring side.
2. Think Pink
The next hot fashion trend this season is literally fifty shades of pink. Whether it be a dusty rose, pretty pastel, or shocking, I'm sure you've probably been seeing it in all forms where ever you may be shopping! The reason this trend is one of my top picks is though it is as simple as a color, I love that this trend embraces an airy romantic feel for the summer, as well as upholding a very feminine feel. This trend is absolutely perfect for the traditional "girly-girl".
3. Flower Power
Yes I know, in the words of Miranda Priestly, "Florals? Ground breaking." However, unlike the traditional florals we see around this time of year (think pinks, reds, and yellows), this summer the floral trend has become a bit more abstract. How so? Well as you can see above, summer of 2017 seems to be the year of more organic floral patterns instead of the cookie cutter patterns we've seen in years past, and I don't know about you but I think it is a very welcomed change. The other update I like to this traditional trend is the use of nontraditional colors as well as incorporating the trend into lace patterns, giving this classic look more depth than in the past.
4. Awesome Accessories
Of course this list couldn't be completed with out accessories! And I have to say I'm thrilled by this years summer accessories due to their laid back nature and boho vibes. As you can see above, one huge trend this year is rose gold everything. From sunnies to bracelets you better believe you'll be seeing this color everywhere. Another cool trend is lots of beading and tassels, which is perfect for any girl who embraces her inner bohemian goddess. One last fun thing about 2017 summer accessories: The wrap bracelet is a huge must have this year, and the neat thing about this trend is not only can you style these babies as a traditional bracelet, you can also totally mix it up and wear it as an anklet, hooray of versatility, am I right?
5. Just Swimmingly
I don't know about you guys, but one of my favorite things about summer is swimming! Which by default means I love swimsuit shopping. And I have to say, the swim trends this year are pretty awesome. This year when you hit the beach (or the local pool) you'll be seeing lost of straps, plunging necklines, illusive patterns, along with sporty looks. So, I think it's safe to say with all of these sweet swimwear trends in one season, everyone will be happy!
6. Captivating Cover-Ups
Though this next category totally goes hand in hand with swimwear, I felt that it was only necessary to talk about cover-ups, simply because much like the robe trend we saw in the spring as well as the on going sheer trend, cover-ups are a must for your beach excursions. The reason I'm digging cover ups so much this year is because much like the swim trends this year, cover-ups pretty much have every type of girl's style in mind. From boho, to girly, to sporty, and classic, I'm sure all of you can agree that there's no losing here! And with so many options, it can even help us step out of our comfort zone, I personally am trying to hop on the sporty bandwagon this season.
7. Easy, Breezy, Maxis
Ahhh, maxi dresses, A.K.A. my favorite type of dress. Though maxi dresses have been around the fashion scene for ages, they always seem to get lost in the background, however this year has changed all of that! Though I'm not sure why people have decided to trade in their traditional short length garments for longer lengths this season, I'm certainly not complaining about it. The best reason I can come up with is that much like myself, people have fallen in love with the feminine, bohemian vibe that these dresses have, not to mention, though they're long they are surprisingly cool, meaning they're the perfect choice for hot summer days.
8. Crop Tops
Though it is a pretty simple look, this next trend is my favorite: the return of the crop top. I don't know if I love this look so much due to my 90s nostalgia or just because I genuinely think that crop tops are cute, but for the purpose of this article, we are going to go with my latter argument. The reason I love this summer trend so much is because crop tops are great casual wear and are a good way of keeping cool. They also have a laid back sexy vibe to them which makes them perfect for all kinds of summer activities ranging from heading to the amusement park or just spending a day exploring your favorite city.
9. Just for Frills
This is yet another awesome spring trend that I was thrilled stuck around for the summer, because I absolutely loved styling it last spring. The reason why I love ruffled detailing is because it has such a feminine and sweet look to it, and is perfect for so may occasions. For instance any of the pieces above would be suitable for the office and could also be dressed down for school or weekend activities, making these looks very versatile as well as a necessity in any girls closet.
10. Kaleidoscope Colors
The last trend to close out the list is none other than the clashing of colors. Yes, that's right, clashing colors. Kind of sounds like a fashion "don't" right? Well surprisingly, this trend hit, and hit hard this year with some surprisingly pleasing results. The reason why I love this trend is because it brings something new to the table. Sure, we've mixed and matched colors and patterns in the past, but this year has taken that to a whole new level. This look is perfect for the girl who is bold and artistic.
What are some of your favorite style trends this summer? I'd love to hear about them! So, let's chat in the comments below or you can tweet me at @StarkRavingChic. Rocking one of these awesome trends and just have to show it off? Feel free to tag me on Instagram or in your Instagram Story at @StarkRavingChic. Later, babes!
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