Fashion trends to embrace this summer

At this time of year you might be focused on choosing clothes that’ll keep you cool and comfortable, but that doesn’t mean you have to let your fashion credentials slip. If you want to stay ahead of the fashion game this season there are a few key trends you need to put at the top of the list, so here’s a quick overview of the ones you need to be on the lookout for…

Neon, colour and print. Bold colour is the order of the day with neon, block colours and statement prints all being huge trends. The best thing about this look is that you can be as brave or as demure as you please—you could go all-out with a neon dress or perhaps an animal print blouse but could just as easily keep it simple with a suitable belt or bag, with this option being a great way to channel the trend by giving a subtle nod to it rather than going all-out.

Sports luxe. Perhaps as a result of Olympics fever, designers everywhere have gone sports luxe crazy. It’s all about being sporty with a luxurious edge, so think bodycon styles and neoprene materials to hug the body and make a real statement.
Leather. It may be summer but that doesn’t mean you have to give the leather a miss—leather jackets in softer colours can be the ultimate cover-up for when the evening draws in or you could even go for leather skirts, and if you team with lighter materials you’ll have a summery yet on-trend look.

Lace. Lace is huge this season and is ideal for the warmer weather, when we can all get a bit daring and flash some more skin. It goes hand-in-hand with the transparent trend and could even be a follow-on from the lingerie look that comes around every few years, with tailored lace dresses and tops being timeless pieces for a chic look with added sex appeal.

Embellishment. Designers are embellishing just about everything this season, and that means you’ve got plenty of options when it comes to wearing this look. Embellished tops and dresses are ideal but you could just as easily go for sequinned bags or perhaps shoes with diamante detail—anything, in fact, that can add a bit of extra sparkle or interest.

These are just a few fashion trends you need to embrace this season, so start trawling the high street and bring some high-fashion looks into to your summer wardrobe.