Confession: I am a trend lover and follower. I’m not a sheep that will wear anything just because it’s popular, but I love following trends and trying out the fun ones, even if they may not seem the most practical for everyday style. That’s why I love thrifting and (don’t judge me) fast-fashion stores. I’m able to find items that work with new trends without draining my bank account for something I’ll potentially only wear for a season.
So, I’ve rounded up a few of my favorite new summer trends that may be a bit harder to pull off, along with a few tips on how to make them more everyday-appropriate!
The Slip Dress
I am loving this trend on models and street style stars, but I find it hard to not feel like I’m wearing my nightie out. Try dressing down your slip dress by layering it over a t-shirt, throwing in a casual light jacket, wearing a longer length, or wearing flats.
I loved the look from day one, but how do you wear a bodysuit without feeling too confined—or feeling like a baby in a onesie all day? The fit is key. Try one on with bottoms on over the top and take your time wearing it, making sure you’re comfortable. Bodysuits are super simple, versatile pieces. I love pairing them with anything high waist and not having to worry about my tuck all day!
Ruffles are for little girls, right? Wrong! Ruffles are playful and can be subtly sexy when you find the right piece. Start small and if you feeling adventurous, go big on the sleeves of your top or on the hem of your skirt!
Statement sleeves can absolutely be practical for everyday style. The key is keeping the rest of your outfit simple. Let the sleeves be the star!
Which summer trends will you try this season?
When I need style inspiration, I turn to my favorite blogger babes. I love seeing real people celebrate fashion and share their personal style; it is so much more inspiring to me than seeing style carefully crafted by professional stylists! I have been so impressed with all of the lovely ladies I follow lately, so I’ve rounded up some of my favorite blogger looks to share with you and inspire your mid-summer style.
What Olivia Did
Olivia’s brightly striped off-the-shoulder blouse and relaxed denim are perfect for any summer day.
Mary has perfected the “from work to dinner and drinks” outfit.
Paulien of Polienne takes the slip dress trend one step further and layers it over a white tee for a ’90s dream look.
Erin keeps it cool and casual in her denim jumpsuit.
Kennedy is sporting the perfect one-piece to get you through those hot summer evenings.
Sara masters the boho look with her breezy lace dress and suede mini-bag!
Dylana expertly dresses down this dreamy crop top by pairing it with denim jeans.
This Time Tomorrow
Krystal is dreamy and chic in this perfect white maxi that can be dressed up or down.
We’re big fans of easy dressing at Crossroads, which is why we can’t seem to keep ourselves from shopping this summer’s hottest trend: boho chic. Incorporating the bohemian trend into your wardrobe is super simple—in fact, it can be accomplished with just one trip to your nearest Crossroads store this week!
Here are some guidelines to choosing boho pieces that are updated and chic.
1. Keep the silhouette simple
Reach for maxi dresses and skirts because they elongate your figure.
2. Don’t mix prints
When sporting bold prints, go for either an all-over print or a matching set.
3. Be selective with your accessories
Some would say the more the merrier, but we’re recommending that you highlight one piece and keep the rest of your accessories minimal. Whether you want to feature a nice leather bag or a statement necklace, keep the accessory count to 1-3 pieces, or you’ll find yourself in a festival style nightmare.
Tie Front Floral Blouse ($26.50)
Tiered Floral Midi Skirt ($35)
Crystal Ball Necklace ($12.50)
‘Tis the season for BBQs, brunches and long date nights! Summer has reared its carefree head and event invitations are stacking up. But what are you going to wear? I’ve rounded up my favorite summer outfit ideas to inspire your event uniform this summer and help you keep cool and chic while beating the heat. It’s all about light, flowy fabrics and fun colors!
The Summer BBQ
The Summer Wedding
Keep the location in mind while picking a wedding guest outfit for the summer—e.g. if it’s outside, be aware of the weather. You want an outfit that will keep up with you on the dance floor!
The Summer Date Night
Summer gives us extra sunlight and lets us take our day dates into the late night. Cute, flirty, and comfortable pieces will help you enjoy your date night.
The Summer Brunch
Some summer weekends just don’t feel complete without that Sunday brunch. You’ll want something that is comfortable enough to sit and fill up on those mimosas and waffles in!
What’s your favorite go-to outfit for the summer?
We all know that with rising temperatures, wearing multiple layers and heavy fabrics gets pretty uncomfortable. Spending the summer in light, breezy and easy pieces will keep you comfortable, but they may not be as fun to wear as you want them to be. Adding pieces with statement features or wearing statement accessories will help you stay stylish and keep cool in the hottest heat.
Here are my favorite ways to them into your outfit this summer!
Summer Fashion Statement Pieces
What’s your favorite summer fashion statement piece to wear?
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