With summer fast approaching we're all considering our summer wardrobes. While on sweltering days it's easy to revert to the old staples of shorts, t-shirts and flip-flops, they don't allow for much personalization. We've been keeping our eye on the trends for this year and have identified a number of pieces that are easy to wear, easy to style, and sure to become fashion favorites for you.
1. Midi skirts and dresses.
The term 'midi' refers to any skirt-length from just below the knee to mid-shin. This style is great because it allows for breathability while maintaining an air of classic sophistication.
LuLu's- Chic Washed Red Dress
We recommend styling these looks with strappy sandals or a classic pump. Pairing a midi with booties can make your legs look a bit stumpy. Keep your ankle visible and pair a midi-skirt with a trim blouse or detailed tank-top.
2. Long pendant necklaces.
While jewelry is nothing new, we are starting to veer away from chunky statement necklaces (while still a great addition to any ensemble) and opt for more elongating looks. These pieces are easy to wear and are a simple way to add visual interest to more basic outfits. They are also slimming because they drawn the eye to the center of your body.
macrame leather necklace
Stella & Dot - Chiara Pendant
3. Pantsuits & rompers.
Talk about easy-peasy! This outfit is one and done with just a few accessories. Make sure you're finding a pantsuit or romper that allows you to move freely but doesn't blouse too much around your waist; use a belt for added definition and detail. Pair with a long pendant necklace and some sandals and you're done!
Vida Romper Misha
Anthropologie - Brisa Jumpsuit
4. Unique necklines and sleeves.
It's all in the details! Look for simple cuts with eye-catching embellishments. It's not necessarily about finding a specific shape, but adding visual interest with decoration. When you wear styles such as these, keep accessories to a minimum as this will allow your clothes to do all the adorning.
5. Swing dresses
This look is defined by a loose- fitting cut skimming off of the chest and flowing out from under the arms. They are often made of jersey material or cotton and are a wonderful addition to a day of sun and festival fun. Try to find one that is of a heavier material so that the flow of the fabric will be uninterrupted.
Swing dresses pair well with boots and booties or gladiator sandals and are easily dressed up or down with an oversized sweater or jean jacket.
Keep your eye out for those unique detailed and easy to wear styles this summer. Don't forget to grab your favorite H&P accessory to finish off your look! It's all about staying comfortable and finding pieces that reflect your personal style. When those two elements are in place, there's no end to your confidence.