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It’s no secret that the blistering South Florida temperatures are in full effect this summer, but you shouldn’t let a little humidity compromise your keen sense of style. If you can believe it, there are fashionable alternatives to showcasing your best ‘summer self’ without breaking a sweat.
Reporting back from Miami Swim Week, we were overwhelmed with boho inspired fringe, embellished floral pieces, and bold color palettes interjected with warm earth tones. These are the top 5 summer trends currently taking over a South Florida fashionista's closet.
Garden Party Anyone?
It’s always summer in South Florida, so you’re able to get away with fun, flirty, pastels all year round. Florals & pastels are all about having fun with your sense of style by welcoming the joy and romance of summer. This look can be showcased best through flowy dresses, ‘pom’ shorts, swimsuits, and hair jewelry. This season’s color palettes are brought to life in soft hues that encompass a garden party tone. A versatile look can be dressed up and down with the right accessories.
Essie Chillato Polish
Jeffrey Campbell High Wedge
Kate Spade Gem Cuff
Bauble Bar Necklace
Rebecca Minkoff Large Fringe Clutch
Mara Hoffman Dress
Don’t be afraid of the pattern that may or may not resemble your grandmother’s old couch because it’s all about the matching two piece sets this summer. Without having to coordinate your own top and bottom, matching sets bring less stress to your dreaded ‘getting ready process’. The crop top concept can be a little intimidating for some, but don’t let it be! You can show as much, or as little as you want. This look can flatter any body type, if paired with a complimentary high-waisted bottom. If you’re feeling bold, bring out your own personal style by mixing and matching the separates with standout statement colors. Have fun with this summer trend.
Kate Spade Yellow Pumps
Cropped Leg Trousers
Blue Crop Tank
Kate Spade Studs
Lulus Watercolor Clutch
Peace, Love, & Boho
Let’s be honest, trends come, go, and then swoop back into existence time and time again. It’s not easy to find a trend that hasn’t already been done before, and I’m sure your elders love to remind you of that when you’re dressed to the nines in boho chic. There’s a reason why this movement keeps making an appearance in the fashion world, and it’s because of the effortlessly chic sense of style it brings to an everyday wardrobe. You can achieve the boho look by dressing it up, or dressing it down because it’s easily attainable with the right accessories and attitude.
Beaded Wrap Bracelet
MIA Native Fringe Sandals
Zara Kimono Top
Ella Moss Clutch
Sorry fellas, we know you’ve been waiting for this look to go out of style, but it’s just starting to make a comeback again. Piggybacking off the boho trend, gladiator sandals bring a bold statement to any look you’re trying to achieve. However, you don’t want to go overboard with these. If you’re daring enough to take this route, pair it with something simple, such as a breezy cotton dress or crocheted shorts will perfectly complete this look for a nice Sunday brunch.
Gold Arrow Bracelet
Brown Leather Wrap Bracelet
MIA Twizzler Lace-Up Gladiator Sandals
Free People Dress Periscopes
Fringe Crossbody Messenger
All White Everything
It’s safe to say there has been a graduation of sorts when it comes to the color white. You CAN wear white after Labor Day (especially in South Florida), and you CAN walk out of the house wearing white from head-to-toe, if done properly. This can be obtained by mixing different shades and textures of white, and by completing the look with light layers. It’s all about blending neutral colors together to add dimension.
Triangle Pendant Necklace
What Goes Around Comes Around Chanel Flap Bag
H&M Short Dress
Beige Summer Coverup
Vince Camuto Havkina Women's Sandals, Beige