While in college, being a fashionista is hard! Trends change faster than your daily schedule during the school year. That means that during the summer months it is definitely the time to revamp your style and get ready for some great fun in the sun! Metallics, gingham, and ruffles are all cute and on trend, making them perfect for these warm summer temperatures. These three pieces are staples for summer 2017 and easily some must-have items.
The first trend, metallics, is always a summer favorite. One of my personal favorites are these blue metallic mules from Quipid! They are very stylish and on trend for this summer. Here is a similar pair from ASOS that are almost identical to the ones pictured; the only difference is that they are silver. Another great trait of metallic mules specifically is that mules are cute and can easily be slid on and off with ease, which is a great quality for the hot summer months.
The second trend, gingham, is perfect for any summer gathering. It is an ode to picnic blankets of the past but has since been reinvented and refashioned! This skirt pictured is from H&M; here is a similar one from ASOS! I love this trend and have even worked with it personally when it comes to the top I wore in the outfit pictured above. The purple gingham is very adorable and goes well will florals AND metallics. (Tip: Try to mix your gingham with a floral pattern or stripe to give your outfit a little extra pop!)
The last trend I will mention is ruffles! Ruffles are definitely always on trend in my opinion, but this season they’re back and better! This skirt has the perfect balance of a flattering shape and ruffles. The darling off-the-shoulder top that is pictured below is one I personally created with Butterick pattern 5975, and I figured I would add that in here for anyone who loves to sew their own clothes like me! I also decided to link a similar top for those of you who would rather just online shop (I also fit into this category). This is a similar style from Forever 21 can be purchased here. It’s super cute and also has pom poms on it!
I hope this post inspired you to branch out with your personal style and makes you want to try out some new and adventurous styles! Metallics, gingham, and ruffles will take your style from okay to no way! For a fashionable summer and joyful times in this hot weather, these three summer favorites will give you just that!