Top 5 Summer Fashion Trends

25 Jul

If your a fashionista like me, it’s always fun to talk about the upcoming fall season, but let’s face it: we’re still in the thick of summer with a good 6-8 weeks left (or even longer, depending on where you live). I don’t know about you, but I’m loving the life out of summer by incorporating all the latest summer trends into my style. This is a very versatile season with something for every LP gal out there…

 

Nauticals

Literally everywhere I have gone this summer, I’ve seen this look and absolutely love it! It’s so classic-American. Think sea-inspired looks, anchors, ropes, stripes, navy, etc.

Here I’ve paired Devon in Denim and Liz in Blue Seersucker with navy shorts from Mango and a sleeveless white tie shirt. Add a neutral cardigan, and it’s a perfect transition for the office. I’m also a fan of nautical-striped bottoms like the jersey maxi skirt by J.Crew, also featured above. Pair with the same white tie shirt or a basic tank, plus a great flip flop like Lulu in Navy and voila – nautical chic. You can complete virtually any outfit consisting of white or blue-hued tops with a white, navy, or neutral switchflop and snap/strap, such as gold Gwen with the Baylee snap and easily achieve the nautical look with minimal effort. Less time dressing equals more time shopping, right? (;

 

Coral Crush

I’ve had a love affair with coral since before I can remember. Fifty percent of my closet is coral – it’s like a neutral for me because it can be worn with almost every other color. It is such an essential summer shade, whether you go all out with a coral top, bottoms, and dresses or you just accessorize with it.

Treat yourself to a fun coral top that you can wear with jeans, pants, and shorts, and if you really love this color, consider adding a coral dress to your wardrobe as well. You’ll be the trendiest gal in the office, and there’s no need to change for date night! I love love love Liz in coral because no matter what you have on, you achieve a fun, summery pop of color. Consider adding a coral-hued snap or strap to your collection as well – such as Tia, Lorna, Lacy, or Mona.  Coral is just that kind of color that will look great with pretty much any of your switchflops, and you always look like a breath of fresh  summer.

 

White on White

White is such a cool, crisp color that always looks classy, and that’s why I love to see white on white. White is a great neutral and you can easily transition into fall time with this fabulous color.

I’m a big fan of dresses for the spring & summer season, like the one by BCBG featured above – they look so feminine and flatter every figure. White jeans or capris will go far as well – pair them with a white tank and lightweight cardigan, or a pretty, feminine blouse. White is such a huge summer go-to, so if you’re still building your LP wardrobe, definitely add a white switchflop to your collection -  such as white Gwen (shown above) or Lulu white – or  a chic white strap or snap, like the Kellen or Devina.

 

Tropicals

Tropical for me is a lifestyle. Think of the rainforest, the feeling of hot mist, and lots of green. Do not be afraid to do bold, bright pops of colors this season!

If you find a fun tropical dress, go for it! But you don’t have to incorporate big palm leaves and floral prints to rock the tropical look…just think brightly-colored tops or bottoms or even a fun LP coverup, like the one shown above, that you can wear alone or pair with white jeans. As for shoes, practically anything LP can pass for tropical, but I can’t help but favor a more cork-looking shoe, like the Brenna Wedge switchflop featured above, or the Libby. And don’t forget Lulu Brights and all the fun Kelli colors like pink and turquoise! Or, you can update neutral switchflops you already own with some new colorful straps that just ooze tropical, like the Liesel and Chelsea straps (shown above).

 

Mellow Yellow

Canary Yellow is so in this season – and that’s a good thing! It’s not only THE ultimate summer color, but it’s a color that works for everyone.

I’ve given you a lot of ideas above for incorporating this bright, snazzy color. Buy a fun pair of yellow jeans, or stick to a pretty yellow top or cardigan that you can pair with jeans or neutral bottoms. I can’t tell you how many times I turn to my yellow snaps and straps, such as Portia, Kaylee, Meagan, or Stacey, in the summertime – instant pop of summer color, and again, virtually no effort. If you really want to have fun, consider our Lulu Brights in yellow. These to me are just quintessentially the LP lifestyle.

 

I can’t emphasize to you enough the importance of using our mix and match feature at lindsay-phillips.com. Whether you normally shop online or purchase LP at your favorite local retailer, this feature allows you to pick your core pair of switchflops and “try on” the large variety of LP straps and snaps that we carry. So survery your wardrobe, grab your favorite umbrella drink, and spend a fun afternoon finding your perfect switchflop combinations. Cheers to  Summer! xoxo

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