Jun 18, 2015
Aside from an unwelcome visit from the wannabe Tropical Storm Bill, Mother Nature has given us every indication that the heat is on! While we know you’d rather be as naked as possible at all times, for those instances where clothing is not optional we’re here to help with a few Austin summer style tips. If you haven’t already heard, the 70’s are back in a big way (Yeah, baby!). From denim to fringe, platforms, and jumpsuits the gang’s all here! In the past, these trends have been reserved for the funkiest fashion females but this summer we’re happy to share there’s something for everyone that holds a hint of retro.
The fabric of our lives. This wardrobe staple is coming on up, your body that is. Head-to-toe denim looks are so hot, but you don’t have to feel that way. Think outside your jeans this summer and reach for denim in unexpected places: vest, skirts, maybe even a jumpsuit if you’re feeling adventurous.
Over the year, jumpsuits have caught a bad wrap due to the difficulty of their fit. Some ride up, some ride down, and others just can’t ride, period. While we will agree that finding the right fit can be challenging, it is oh, so rewarding. If at first you don’t succeed, try, try that jumpsuit again.
3. Crop Tops
Everyone, say it with us, “I can wear a crop top.” Yes, yes you can, girlfriend! You just need the appropriate bottoms. Think high rise. The key to making this trend work for you is making your hemlines match. This takes a little extra planning and preparation, but the look is totally worth it.
As Meryl Streep once said, “Florals? For Spring? Groundbreaking.” We know it’s a bit of a given, but we feel it’s pertinent to address the types of floral that are growing in popularity this summer. Gone are the days of trying to decipher between old curtains or dress. Florals got a huge dose of the technicolor dream world this summer, going larger than life.
We’ve said it once and we will totally say it again… Fringe is our second favorite F word, (the first being fashion, of course). And for good reason! One of the hottest trends this summer is also one of the simplest to integrate into your wardrobe. You can find it on shoes, bags, jewelry, and even skirt hems. It’s fun, flirty, and just fringin’ awesome.
For more on summer style, tune in Thursday, July 2nd at 12:30pm as we’ll be talking about what’s hot (other than the sidewalk) on KXAN’s Studio 512. We’ll show you how to wear a crop top, why you need a jumpsuit, and what fringe accessories are a must. In the mean time, check out our Pinterest boards for instant summer sartorial satisfaction. It’s gonna be a hot one this summer but SoLa will keep you looking like ice (cool).
The SoLa Team