The Look - Summer's must-have trends
Whether you’re soaking up the sunshine at the beach or getting ready for the party season, we’ve rounded up the top summer trends that are guaranteed to excite you!
The Summer Tee
Who would have thought that the classic t-shirt would make a comeback? This trusty wardrobe staple has gone under the fashion radar for years, until now. This summer is about t-shirts that are colourful, loud and a relaxed fit. This trend is running strong for both men and women with understated crew neck tees boasting splashes of colour and large patterns. The range of tees from Cabinet Noir instantly introduces colour to an outfit, while the Marimekko tees from Periscope follow suit with loud prints. Team these tees with any colour, think denim shorts, skirts, jeans and chinos for guys.
The Summer Dress
The looser the better, with summer’s must-have dress. It’s comfortable, light weight and ideal for stinking hot Perth days, just throw it on and you’re set! Stick to natural fabrics such as linen and cotton, that are cooler. Uniqlo’s range of new season dresses come in a mix of playful summer colours and prints, as well as simple and plain tones. Made from 100% cotton you can’t go wrong with this style that can easily be teamed with flat sandals for causal lunches and then heels for a night out. The flattering silhouette goes with everything and the minimal style means it won’t go out of style quickly.
The Summer Sandal
Ladies, it’s all about comfort this summer with the go-to sandal of the season featuring thick straps, minimal detailing and a flat sole. The summer sandal is the combination of a slide and a strappy sandal, making it easy to throw on with any outfit from denim shorts, long maxi-dresses and skirts. If wearing a pair of flat sandals is your worst nightmare, then opt for a pair of sandals with a slight platform. Zomp has a great range of sandals this season that offer not only flat soles, but also slight platforms (not Spice Girls platforms).
The Summer Bag
Embrace your inner Bohemian luxe vibe with summer’s new throw on bag that is unstructured and relaxed. Chachi in Northbridge stocks beautiful bags by The Wolf Gang that are made from raffia, and come with a detachable tassel for a pop of fun colour. From large shopper totes to an everyday clutch, the bags are hand woven and feature beautiful raffia straw in natural tones or shades of pink or classic black. This style of bag easily goes from the shops to the beach and everywhere in-between.
Clare Ryan has spent over 13 years as a stylist, editor and journalist, working across all lifestyle markets including fashion, interiors, food and design. Clare has styled a number of fashion campaigns and editorials for publications including The West Australian and Marie Claire Australia and continues to style her way through her home town of Perth.
- 19 Oct '20