Exquisite Summer Fashions from the Oak Street District

There’s no doubt about it – we are all looking forward to summer this year, especially since many states are expected to reopen so we can all get back to shopping at our favorite luxury fashion houses. Despite the closures from the COVID-19 crisis, the world’s top designers have been hard at work creating exquisite summer fashions with the finest fabrics and most original, innovative designs.

When the city of Chicago reopens, the extraordinary boutique shops and fashion houses of the Oak Street District will be ready with an exceptional collection of on-trend summer fashions for your casual and professional wardrobes. For inspiration, here are some of the top trends we’ve seen on the runways for those hot summer days.

To Die-For Fabrics. Tie-dye is a resurging trend for casual wear, with the California cool look overtaking the runways at popular fashion houses. It’s about color, design, and a much-welcomed refreshing, upbeat style. While inspired by retro looks, the trend need not look bohemian. The spirit of the tie-dye print can also be captured in sophisticated, tailored shirts, dresses, and skirts. Cool, utilitarian fabrics are also on trend this summer to help beat the heat. Look for lightweight khaki and linen fabrics that breathe in easy-to-wear styles for those warm summer days.

Must-Have Shoes. After a spring spent mostly indoors, we’re all ready for a refreshing change of pace, and this summer’s selection of shoe trends provide plenty of inspiration. Sandals are the top choice during the summer, and this year they’ll be textured, sleek, and square-toed, with plenty of slender straps to wear with dresses or wrap around pant legs. Geometric shapes and clean lines will take center stage this summer, with simple shapes building contrast against delicate, feminine summer dresses. In that same spirit of contrast, another option we’ll see everywhere is bold, chunky boots paired with the same light, feminine fashions.

Trendy Hats. Completing your summer wardrobe with an on-trend hat is a must for your fashion-conscious wardrobe. For summer 2020, the stunning bucket hat in pastel shades does the trick, pairing well with any dress, skirt, or pants outfit. In fact, it’s the versatility that draws us to this fantastic summer trend, along with the soft, timeless shades that make a perfect transition from spring.

Essential Bags. The right bag is an accessory that makes the outfit, and there’s a clear forerunner in handbag fashions for summer 2020: the bucket bag. A Louis Vuitton original from 1932, bucket bags were first designed to keep champagne fresh. Now, these round, long-body handbags have become a popular trend for both practicality and aesthetics, with roomy interiors that are convenient and stylish. Colors vary widely, and you can choose a shade that captures a subtle hue on your outfit or go with contrast.

We hope we have inspired you with this sampling of the summer 2020 fashion trends, where innovative designs meet traditional styles to create the perfect summer wardrobe. All the boutique shops and fashion houses in The Oak Street District are looking forward to the return of our shoppers this summer once restrictions are lifted. The Oak Street District is the perfect place to refresh your summer wardrobe, with exceptional shopping and unparalleled services that help you look and feel your best for any season.

Located in the heart of downtown Chicago, just steps away from Michigan Avenue, Oak Street District is the premier destination for luxury accommodations, exquisite fine dining, and exceptional boutique shopping at the world’s most sought-after fashion houses, blended to create the finest luxury Chicago experience just for you.

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