Fashion & Style
7th June 2018
7 sizzling fashion trends to spruce up your summer wardrobe
Vibrant colours, sequins, beach-inspired prints – HELLO SUMMER!
Designers’ colour choices for their spring/summer collections were at extreme ends of the colour spectrum – pastels on one hand and bright, bold colours on the other. While we do love pastels for spring, we’re all for bright hues during the summer months. Think emerald green, canary yellow, violet and all the rich, vibrant colours under the sun.
Sleeves have been enjoying some attention the last few seasons, and this one is no different. Designers turned to the 80s for inspiration, incorporating puff sleeves into garments of all kinds, ranging from denim dresses and cold shoulder tops to evening wear and cardigans too. While not everybody’s cup of tea, fashion lovers are excited to see structure take the place of slouchy around the shoulders.
Image: Marc Jacobs
Imagine the kind of clothes you’d wear if you were hitting the beach in St Tropez – dresses and palazzo pants made with fine and fancy fabrics like georgette, silk, and chiffon, featuring tropical and sun-drenched prints reminiscent of an uptown seaside resort. Designers have gone to town with this trend in their spring/summer collections, and they didn’t disappoint.
Expect to have a love-hate relationship with this trend, but we have to admit it’s a pretty neat and practical carrier. Small and sleek, you’ll be able to pack the bare minimum into these belt bags, but there’s no fumbling about with keys in one hand and a bulky handbag in the other. Also, this yellow Zara number could be the highlight of an otherwise standard outfit.
Image: Charles & Ron
The fashion rule of wearing sequins for evening wear has been ignored into oblivion this season as designers went heavy on sequins and sparkles for anything from day-time to beachside fashion. Local fashion house Charles & Ron was also in on the trend for its spring/summer collection, pairing bright and willowy fabrics with contrasting coloured sequins in symbolic Maltese motifs which simply screamed summer.
Add a fun and flirty touch to your summer swimwear range with a front-tie swimsuit or bikini. One-piece swimsuits have held their own as a top trend in swimwear for some time now, and a front-tie along with a peephole detail is at once cute and chic. If a two-piece is more your style, a bikini with a tie-front detail is equally bang on trend.
Image: Christopher Kane
Not just any earrings though – we’re talking large, oversized earrings that force you to put away all other jewellery for the season. Statement earrings are the accessory of the moment and can be worn during the day, at night, by the beach and pretty much any time you want to give your outfit a little wow factor. From large hoops and heavy chandeliers to long tassels and beaded designs, there’s a style for every fashionista.