What’s Hot For Summer 2013

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The summer season is finally here! Why go with your average, run-of-the mill shorts and a t-shirt when you can also add a dash of this season’s trendy pieces?

Now, I’m not saying you need to wear it all at the same time, but throwing in these pieces puts a new flavor to your summer wardrobe. In fact, you probably have a few of these pieces lying around your closet already.

If you happen to have a few of them, you’re already halfway there! But whether or not you have these summer trends in your closet, here are a few ideas:

1: Prints.

Prints like camo and floral are big this spring/summer season. I’m not saying you need to rock both at the same time, but it’s a subtle way to refresh your outfits.

Whether it be a pair of camo shorts or a floral five panel, it adds a bit of excitement to your otherwise neutral outfit. Plus it’s a bit edgier if you pair a floral five panel with a neutral look!

2: Safari style

If you want to refine your summer wardrobe and keep it neutral, the safari style is just the right amount of subtlety meets basic. The safari look is all about neutral colours and pieces like muted beige, khaki pants and shorts, with a bit of army green.

An easy way to add this trend to your closet is to rock khaki shorts or pants. Khaki seems to be the foundation of the safari look and it’s a refined alternative to denim. By pairing khaki shorts with a dark, muted top you’ve already got the safari look down –and you barely even tried.

3: Stripes

Stripes always make their comeback in the warmer months, which makes sense because that’s when all the colour and patterns come back into fashion. Stripes are pretty easy to style, and by not wearing socks with your shoes, it’s easy to get away with the sailor look.

While everyone has the standard nautical stripes, the fashion world has brought in a few different styles. Vertical and colour-blocked stripes are making their way to the forefront of style.

And if you want to stay on-trend effortlessly, the nautical stripes are a classic pattern that comes back time after time.

4: The Bomber Jacket

Usually the summer months are so hot you can’t even step outside without drowning in your own sweat, but for those colder days the bomber jacket is a great option.

The bomber jacket is its own stand-alone piece. You can make it the focal point for your outfit, but remember to keep things simple. Keep it simple by wearing a white t-shirt under your bomber jacket for that timeless cool.

The bomber jacket can carry you from day to night without hindering your style. Pair with leather boots or even simple classic sneakers, and you’re good to go.

5: Streetwear

Gone are the days of super baggy street clothes. Spring/summer 2013 streetwear is full of colourful options, with a modern, tailored fit. Brands like Stüssy and The Hundreds are now going into the forefront of fashion.

6: Statement Tailoring

If your personal style is more towards the fitted, timeless suit, then this trend is for you. While colour for the spring and summer months is always in style, this season retailers and designers have decided to go one step further. 

This suited trend could work well for anyone, as any tailored suit should. From bold coloured suits to ones with print and ones more muted, the fit is the most important.

Whether you’re wearing a double or single-breasted suit it’s all about the fit. The tailored look means that the seams and cuts hit you at the right location. This trend is made to fit you well, as if that suit was custom made just for you. It works well if you’re one for wearing suits all day or if you just like dressing up on date night.

Each of these spring and summer looks were made for your personal style. Whether you’re into trends or not, summer is the season for beaches, vacations, and taking it easy (while also working hard). Your summer looks should reflect how carefree those summer days are, even if they’re really not.

Fashion shouldn’t be complicated, so keep it easy, keep it light, and enjoy how effortless summer looks can be. So when it comes to your hot weather wardrobe, try a few of these spring and summer 2013 trends out!

 

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