Summer styles to update your look
April 29, 2015
With a new season comes new fashion trends, so if you are looking to revamp your style, here are some of the biggest trends this season.
A lot of designers featured jumpsuits on the runway this season, including Dior and Ralph Lauren. This option is convenient for when you are in a rush, and are easy to dress up for special occasions or dress down for more casual days. Jumpsuits are on-trend this season in tribal prints, and look chic with both sandals and black pumps. If you are looking for the perfect jumpsuit at a low price, Forever 21 and TopShop both have huge selections.
Caroline Herrera and Zac Posen’s runway models sported bold lip colors for spring. A bright lipstick can easily upgrade the rest of your outfit and allow you to put less effort into the rest of your makeup since the focus will be on your lips. A change of lip color can quickly transform a daytime work or school outfit to an appropriate evening outfit. Revlon Color Burst Lip Stains are preferable, as they will give you a pop of color, stay on your lips all day and are inexpensive at the drugstore. A lot of people tend to stay away from colorful lip shades because they can sometimes be tricky to apply, but using a lip stain will make the application process much easier and ensure that your makeup stays put.
One of the biggest runway trends this season was ’70s inspired looks, including a huge return of fringe. Fringe on jackets, skirts, pants, bags and even shoes was found all over the runways. If you are looking to add fringe to your wardrobe, Urban Outfitters and H&M have a huge array of fringe-detailed items. Vests with fringe are a great way to incorporate this trend into your wardrobe while staying cool in the summer heat.
Summer is meant for relaxing, so give your face a vacation from a full makeup look and incorporate lighter products into your routine. Designers like Chloé and Calvin Klein featured a minimalistic makeup look this season. Highlighting facial features in a natural way with light bronzer and a sheer highlight rather than heavy foundation and powder will keep your skin looking dewy and fresh. Both Bare Minerals and Benefit have great, basic products that can be used to achieve this look. The Urban Decay Naked collection is also perfect for achieving a glowy, sun-kissed finish.
Dressing in white from head-to-toe has been on trend for the last few seasons. A denim white jacket with white pants paired with some white strappy heels is the perfect look this summer. As with any monochromatic trend, incorporate different fabrics, like lace, to add texture to an outfit. Zara and Madewell always offer white staple pieces like T-shirts, skinny jeans and flowy dresses, and frequently offer sales and student discounts.
A version of this article appeared in the April 29 print edition. Email Emily Harris at [email protected]