Nice weather or not, give yourself this late summer clothing that puts a smile on your face. The fashion trends are happy, sunny and give you an instant summer feeling. From accessories with a natural look to colors that are guaranteed to make you happy. Feel the summer vibes! I have collected the 4 best summer fashion trends for you. Enjoy!
1. The scarf in your hair
You can tie scarves on your head in all sorts of ways. Go for a triangle, for example, loosely knotted under the chin: the babushka look or at the back of your head for a sixties look (see image below). Another way to wear a scarf is to tie it as a headband so place it under your hair and twist the ends on top of your head and then secure them as a double knot under your hair. Or simply tie your scarf in a ponytail (around your elastic), braid or messy bun. Don’t feel like wearing a scarf in your hair? Then tie it on your bag or around your wrist creating a playful accent.
2. Flowy summer dresses
No other fashion item gives you such an ultimate summer feeling as the flowy summer dress. Because it is comfortable and dances behind you like a cool breeze. But in some summer dresses your body shape can disappear. I’m regularly asked whether a maxi dress suits every body shape. The answer is yes provided you choose the right body shape. Do you have a small waist and would you like to accentuate it? Then go for a wrap dress, dress with bows in your waist or wear a waist belt with your dress. Are you not that tall? Then go for soft, fluid fabrics that swing with you. And pay attention to horizontal strips – they look better if you are tall.
3. More color, more fun
Colors are sparkling, uplifting and full of positivity. And we’re really ready for that feeling of happiness! The result is a bold mix of colors. The most talked-about colors are fresh bubblegum pink, bright orange, bright illuminating yellow, mint green (think of freshly cut mint leaves) and bright cool cobalt blue.
It depends entirely on your own color palette whether such intense colors suit you well. Are bold colors too harsh for you? Then choose a slightly softer shade such as ‘green ash’ – a fresh pastel aqua or warm soft peach color or butter cream – yellow with a lot of white in it. Or go for a combination with a subtle color close to your face such as raspberry sorbet pink with a calm, muted rust brown or pronounced mint or apple green with soft light blue. This way you soften the effect of harsh colors.
4. Cord, rope, raffia, rattan and straw are the star materials
Knotted rope, braided rope or woven raffia instantly make your look feel like summer. Espadrilles, flip flops and sneakers with a rope sole go very well with the summer vibes. You also see a lot of straw bags which is an easy way to add a summer feel to your outfit. Or go for a raffia baseball cap which is a popular headwear this summer.
Enjoy a happy late summer!
Carina van der Kloet is founder and personal stylist. She has twenty years experience. She has given numerous master classes and personal styling advice to thousands of people including management, executives, entrepreneurs, expatriates, diplomats working at various (international) organizations.
Carina van der Kloet grew up in French speaking countries in Africa and in the United States. She speaks English, French and Dutch.
"Carina van der Kloet is an inspiring speaker! With striking examples of how clothing works for you, she knows how to create a pleasant and intimate atmosphere. Great to see how you can create impact with few words."Miranda van Mondfrans, director Pro Assistance BV
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