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TREND: LET’S GO SURFING

The weather is warming up, and soon we’ll all be heading over to the beach for a full day of fun in the sun and water sports. Brands like Proenza Schouler, Topshop Unique, and Prada all showcased tropical beach-inspired clothes that make us all crave a vacation somewhere warm.

 

Prozenza Schouler created a loud blast of bright neon colors conglomerated together in a cool tie-dye pattern, perfect for dancing the night away on a luxurious beach. To get the look, try pairing a tie-dye cropped shirt with a pair of distressed denim shorts, and gladiator sandals beaded in an ethnic design. Wild tie-dye prints can take on any form, and look good in any color. So be creative, and choose the loudest, brightest colors you can find.

When searching for that perfect, relaxed summer look, keep an eye out for classic pieces in Hawaiian florals. You won’t look like your wearing you dad’s favorite Hawaiian shirt if you wear the print splattered on a simple little dress, showcased in unexpected color combos. Be inspired by Topshop Unique’s oversized dresses, and shirts that look more chic than touristy. They make the perfect cover-ups for when you’re lounging by the pool.

For a more literal take on the summer atmosphere, check out Prada’s images of fading sunsets and relaxing beaches projected onto sharp jackets and micro shorts. The brand brought these beautiful seaside landscapes to life with a unique silkscreen effect.

You don’t even have to stop with just the clothes. Try summer’s favorite patterns and prints on accessories like your shoes, purses, and jewelry. Green, yellow, and red color combinations together are a reminder of Jamaica’s flag, and the country’s eclectic reggae roots. Bright neon bangle bracelets and ornamental hair accessories are a modern take on the era of The Beach Boys. Look for individual pieces that are a picturesque portrait of a warm-weather moment, like a palm tree-ridden beach, or a pier during sunset. A piece like this is overwhelming, whether it be it a top, a dress, or a pair of shorts, so keep it as the main focus and work around it with basic, single tone separates. You don’t even have to go to the beach when you can feel just as breezy in your own home in these summertime pieces. They instantly transport you to your own personal island as soon as you put them on.

Summer dressing is all about relaxation, easy shapes, and fun colors and prints. When the sun is out, and everyone is ready to have a good time, you want your clothes to express themselves in the same way. Now get ready to hang ten in these beach-friendly picks.

Floral Knit Dress by Forever 21 – $16.90

 


Bahamas Satin Shorts by Forever 21 – $16.90


Tease Me Dress by Nanette Lepore – $328.00

V-Neck Cami Long Dress by T-Bags – $198.00

Tiered Jeweled Dress by Free People – $118.00

 

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