5 Summer Fashion Trends

jilsanderIt’s the height of summer – the 4th of July may have passed but we still have quite a while to enjoy the warmer temps and outdoor urban fun…and the fun of summer fashion. Take note of a few trends that are heating up looks this season.


Some may relate the look to the 90’s and rave culture, but the idea has gradually made its way to the forefront of summer trends in 2014. Mesh tops and dresses can be worn over tank tops or even more scandalous pieces, depending on how risky you like to get.

Luxe Sweatshirts

Sweatshirts are usually associated with state schools and lounging. They are rarely associated with summer time fashion because of the heat and the style. This is no longer the case in 2014. And with the cooler weather we’ve been having this summer, it’s a good idea to toss a warmer shirt over your shoulders if you’re heading out for the evening, especially near the lake. We recommend picking out a stylish sweatshirt with a graphic design, to create a unique look that blends casual and luxury.escada


Even if you don’t consider yourself one of the peppiest set, try out some pastel colors this summer. Mint greens, baby blues and light pinks, as well as lavender all can be used to create style even when it isn’t Easter time.

Black and White

Monochromatic looks have become more popular than ever in the past few years, and the trend isn’t dying down any time soon. The black and white combination says you are intelligent, stylish, and confident. It doesn’t beg for attention, but it definitely attracts attention. Nearly every designer in 2014 has something to offer when it comes to this chic color combo.

Athletic Wear 

Baseball caps, varsity jackets, track suits. Usually these are more associated with the gym and sports than they are with the runway. However, with celebrity influence in the fashion world, athleticwearnotably Rihanna, Kanye West, ASAP Rocky, and more, athletic wear has been on the rise in the high fashion world.

Tights, athletic jackets, and sneakers have been spotted on the runway along with gowns and more classic sportswear. This never used to be the case, but it’s an interesting and refreshing change. Athletic wear can easily be used to create a very personal style in a very comfortable way.

Crop Tops

The moreofftheshoulder of this you read, the more you will probably realize that the 90s have a huge influence in modern day fashion trends. And crop tops are the next item on the list to add to that statement’s credibility.

This sexy trend has been seen on many modern young style icons like Taylor Swift, Beyoncé and Olivia Wilde. The look is the perfect way to show off toned abs and add a bit of playfulness to your look.

Off the Shoulder

Wearing shoulder-baring tops and dresses is a great way to show a bit of skin without being too risqué. This trend is equally applicable to informal and formalwear and can easily elevate your look. Some of the best off-the-shoulder looks are asymmetrical, which adds a bit of avant garde style without a lot of fuss.

There’s still lots of summer left to enjoy, so take advantage of the warm weather by trying this summer’s hottest trends now before it’s time for coats and boots again!

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