With temperatures rising, it’s time to let your summer style heat up too. Aside from all the envy-worthy “Out of Office” beach hats filling up your Instagram feed, what other luxury summer fashion items do you need right now?
The style gods have spoken: the brighter the color, the better. Summer is certainly the season to embrace bold colors. Valentino, Balenciaga
and Celine all released their versions of summer’s “look at me, I’m hot pink!” But it’s not only the delicious color of bright pastels that have graced the Paris runway as a preview to summer fashion trends.
So, taking cues from top luxury house brands, we’ve rounded up at least 4 summer fashion trends you absolutely need to know right now to help you stay on trend.
Summer Fashion Trend 1: Ultra-Bright Colors
Oh hello, sunshine yellow, is that you? Bright colors are making summer all the more vibrant, and we are seeing them on coutureusa.com
. There’s the Fendi small Diavolo shoulder bag in hot pink patent leather, which is absolutely a scene-stealer. Kate Spade
, known for playful sophistication, is another summer favorite for its crisp colors and graphic prints. Two of our ultra-bright picks are the Kate Spade Byrd Wellesley shoulder bag in kiwi green and the Astor Court Presley crossbody bag in fluorescent coral shade. This summer trend is spilling onto resort collections too, with beach essentials given a splash of fun colors, including this Emilio Pucci beach towel
Clockwise: Kate Spade Byrd Wellesley shoulder bag, Kate Spade Astor Court Presley crossbody and Fendi Diavolo shoulder bag.
Summer Fashion Trend 2: Floral Bloom
Floral in summer? Yes, designers are breaking all the rules. Floral
, apparently, is no longer reserved for spring. For summer, designers like Balenciaga and Chloe unveiled their floral collection---not in small doses---but in full-on, head-to-toe bloom.
If you are all about bold statements, these Valentino floral embroidered knee-high boots could be your season’s standouts. But in case you prefer a more subtle and polished look, it’s hard to go wrong with these Oscar de la Renta floral and stripes canvas flats for just the right amount of florals.
Garden basics with Valentino floral knee-high boots and Oscar de la Renta canvas flats.
Summer Fashion Trend 3: Statement Stripe
Designers are keeping summer trends in line, literally. Stripes are making a statement, and it’s doing it with attitude. Luxury fashion house brands like Mulberry and Proenza Schouler are making waves with graphic stripes. Thankfully, stripes are easier to translate from the runway to the streets. Whether they are regatta-ready stripes or in contrasting black and white, stripes are less likely to look dated after a short fashion cycle.
There are many ways to wear graphic lines, whether that’s keeping it minimal with a Chanel raffia satchel bag with a single gold stripe, a Michael Kors center stripe Sutton satchel bag or going all out with a pair of multi-color Celine espadrilles.
Clockwise: Chanel raffia satchel bag, Celine multi-color espadrilles and Michael Kors Sutton tote.
Summer Fashion Trend 4: Minimalist White
While bright colors are screaming and loud, on the other side of the spectrum, white gives a muted elegance to summer. In the recent Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week
, minimalism was definitely a recurring theme, and this includes collections in neutral colors and white. Because of its versatility, white is a summer staple because it feels light and airy, exactly what’s needed on days when wearing dark colors is not a sensible choice.
For a classic summer look, wear this Chanel white knit sleeveless dress with a lovely tie neckline detail and CC logo on the waistline. But if you only want to accessorize with white in small doses, choose either a Dolce & Gabbana East/West satchel or a Chanel Executive Cerf tote bag
Clean white is a summer staple with Chanel knit white dress and Dolce & Gabbana East/West satchel.
What summer fashion trends are you seeing lately? Do you see a summer item from our list that you'd love to know more about? Contact us, we’re here to help with any luxury fashion questions you may have.