Summer is finally here, and the time has come to swap out bulky winter clothes for lightweight and breezy pieces that will redirect your style into a cool and chic summer wardrobe. Funky embellishments and prints, neutrals and pastels, knitwear, maxi/ midi dresses, wide-leg pants, and even onesies are some of the top fashion trends to be seen this season so far. This large assortment and practicality of options leaves plenty of room for versatility and personal interpretation when creating your look. For spring/ summer 2014 fashion trends, here is a list of top 5 must have items that will jumpstart your stylish wardrobe and prove to be essential pieces throughout the warm weather season.
#1 Loose-Fit Pant- Palazzo pants, printed joggers, harem pants, wide-leg and bell bottoms are all of a great trend this season. Stylishly fun and not to mention flattering on all frames the fashion- forward, loose-fitted pant is a spring/ summer must have to acquire to your wardrobe. Easy to dress up and dress down, pair the pants with t-shirts, blouses, blazers, heels, and flats to fit your desired look. The Half and Half pant, available at www.Zankhna.com, offers a vibrant print but remains simplistically sleek with a solid black back half, in order to achieve many versatile and stylish new looks.
Etro floral print silk wide-leg pants ($602), Anthropologie Patchwork Wide-leg ($88), Zankhna Half and Half Pant ($69), Michael Kors’ Spring 2014 Collection, Tibi Harem Pants, Anthropologie Cropped Talavera Wide-Leg ($98)
#2 Maxi/ Midi- Continuing with the flowy fabrics and loose-fit silhouettes, what is more simplistically beautiful than a longer length dress. Always in style, convenient, and flattering, a lightweight maxi dress is the perfect go-to look for any occasion during the warm weather season. Take the spotlight and go for a maxi in which embraces other hot trends such as, pleats, slits, and flower prints to show off your stylish side. The midi, tea-length dress is another option for those wanting to achieve a lighter look. With endless options and continuous availability, maxi dresses are here to stay and a definite must have for any wardrobe.
#3 Shift Blouse - The simplicity of the shift blouse can be viewed as an easy, but more sophisticated version of a T-shirt. The wide sleeves and boxy silhouette help to achieve an effortlessly structured look that is both sleek and versatile. Extra details such as bold prints, various textures and intricate embellishments turn the simple design into a fun and fashionable piece. The Linen Crop Top, available at www.Zankhna.com, combines metallic accents (hot trend!) to textured embroidery for a stylish top that will effortlessly add interest to any outfit. Pair along with a fitted skirt, trousers, or even classic summer shorts to create a look that is eye-catchingly chic.
#4 Onesie/ Jumpsuits/ Rompers- Onesies are back! Effortlessly chic, universally flattering, and not to mention incredibly convenient, no wonder the onesie look is a fashion favorite. Jumpsuit trends have shifted from fall into summer as they are available in a multitude of styles, colors, patterns, and textures. From celebrities and the runway, to everyday street-style, all ages, frames, and types are seen to show off this look. Wear this look while running daily errands, going to work, or enjoying a fun night out. The one-piece look is perfect for any occasion and a definite must-have for your wardrobe this season.
#5 Summer Clutch- Forget the annoyance of a bulky handbag, complete your wardrobe with a stylish, and more convenient summer clutch. Spacious enough for all of your necessities and convenient to carry around, a clutch is accessible during both the day and night. The tiny lady bag is a simple way to add interest to your look by bringing in bright colors, bold patterns, rough textures, or shiny metallics. Embrace the season’s trends with the perfect summer accessory and must have wardrobe item.