Top 5 Summer Trends

Top 5 Summer Trends

Fashion styles come and go, throughout the year we get to try out so many different trends. The summer of 2018 brought back many old fashion trends, as well as introducing some great new ones. Here’s my top 5 picks for the summer of 2018.

1. Wide Leg: 

Whether it’s in the form of jeans or culottes, the wide leg style has become increasingly popular this summer, you just can’t escape from it. These types of trousers are perfect for the summer, especially for anyone who finds shorts too revealing or would prefer to be in clothing that is comfy. Airy, flowing and light – these trousers are a great staple to an outfit, whether you’re taking a trip to the beach or going for drinks in the evening. I, myself have numerous pairs of wide leg culottes, purely because they are so comfy and complement my figure. Wide Leg has also become extremely popular within the plus-size community, as it allows everyone to feel comfortable in a fashionable piece of clothing. High-waisted wide leg is the most popular, due to its flattering nature – more fitted around the waist and loose from the thighs. Wide leg trousers can be found in any high street store – which makes this item even more appealing as you won’t have to spend loads to look fabulous! I picked up my favourite pair of wide leg culottes from Primark last year and recently bought a lovely pair of wide leg jeans from Primark for £15. 

2. Floral Prints: 

Summer and Spring is the best time for floral prints, my personal favourite way to style this is by skater or mini dresses. Floral dresses are so cute, and I absolutely love them! They are usually always very comfortable to wear, and you are sure to get loads of compliments. This kind of print is also open for all different ages and sizes to wear, not restricting you to one piece of clothing. Although I favour dresses, floral prints look great on jeans, culottes, maxi skirts, or blouses. Flowers are extremely flattering and often remind people of the beautiful summer weather. 

3.Layered Necklaces: 

This trend was rediscovered at the beginning of this year and it is one of my favourites! Layering a few gold necklaces together, really brings out the style of an outfit. I own a few layered necklaces and I find them to be a so nice addition to an outfit. Not too in your face, these types of necklaces don’t distract anyone from the rest of your outfit, but make sure they still stand out and catch people’s eye. This style is a great mash-up that will go with any outfit, whether that be that black slip dress you bought for a night out or your favourite band tee. 

4.Woven Bags:

Although not a trend that I’ve gone along with, you cannot escape the woven bags. I have seen them everywhere! And I have to say, they do work! These straw bags are great to take out on a beach day, and really work for that kind of aesthetic. This beautiful accessory adds a great eye-catching element to any outfit. They are different and fun, and work with day and evening wear. They can be found in all different shapes as well, to suit your day! There’s a range of different styles you can go for including pom-poms, rainbow-coloured, backpack or even the classic sleek straw. 

5.Cat Eye Sunglasses: 

Having a beautiful pair of sunglasses is a must in the summer, especially with the heat we all experienced during those hot months. Cat eye first became popular during the 1950s and it’s stayed around the fashion world since. These glasses marked a new era for women and became hugely popular due to Audrey Hepburn’s Breakfast at Tiffany’s. The original sunglasses were extremely exaggerated and had small lenses, which contrasts with today’s style which is far subtler. My personal favourite type of frame is the thin, chic look. Of course, it’s all down to your face shape and what suits you best. However, wherever you go, I’m sure they’ll be someone sporting the cat-eye look. 

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