Have you had enough of gray sweaters and skinny jeans for the time being? Summer 2013 is the cure you need, because trends this spring and summer are bold and colorful. Here are some of the hottest summer trends. Which ones will you be wearing?
1. Bright Colors
Colors haven’t been this bold in ages, and this summer you’ll see bold colors paired with other bold colors. If you’re not one to go all-in on a trend, it’s simple: just add a few bright tops like this flattering red-orange tee to your wardrobe to wear with more sedate jeans, khakis, and skirts. Bright colors are a breath of fresh air after the grays and browns of winter.
2. Fitted Skirts
Sure, there are still generously cut maxis in great prints and bold colors for those who are more comfort oriented (and those who are shy about showing some leg), but fitted skirts are a big trend this summer. A terrific pencil skirt like the one pictured above that’s hemmed above the knee is a very popular look, and can be chosen in a more subdued tone to wear to work.
3. Bold Graphic Prints
Geometric prints reminiscent of the 60s and the 80s have been spotted on runways and city streets everywhere. Stripes and checks are especially popular, but you can also find feminine floral prints like the fabulous, summery dress pictured below. If you’re brave, pair these prints with bright accessories. Otherwise, they’ll go great with classic black pumps and a structured black patent leather handbag.
4. Bright and Bold Sunglasses
Don’t be afraid of color when it comes to your sunglasses. If you want the protection offered by traditional dark gray or green lenses, you can still choose bright frames. Cherry red is popular, as seen in the Versace beauties pictured here. Other popular colors for frames are emerald green and cobalt blue. Your sunglasses can be a great fashion accessory while protecting your eyes from the harsh summer sun.
5. Structured and Colorful Handbags
This year’s structured handbags in lovely sherbet shades or brights are a nice change from the more serious handbag you probably carried last autumn and winter. You can find sleek envelope clutches, bowling bags, and “baguette” styles that stand out and really complete your outfit. This structured bowling bag done in bold, block colors is perfect for Summer 2013’s colorful trends. What fashion trends are you looking forward to for Summer 2013?