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Cool For The Summer: Fashion Trends

Summer is just around the corner and spring’s fashion trends will continue to be seen throughout the warm, sunny months of June through August.

Bloomingdales’ lookbook and trend section show that color blocking is popular for spring and summer 2018, so reaching for those royal blue shades or vibrant yellows will work really well together and offer complementary contrast. When it comes to color blocking, think bold, and channel the colors of the rainbow. Bloomingdales suggests, going for those “high impact hues.”

However, if you think color blocking is not your style, millennial pink or softer pastel colors are also popular for the spring and summer months. Colors such as lilac and pale green were seen a lot on the runway in off-the-shoulder dresses and ruffled tops. Designer Victoria Beckham said, “delicacy can be strong,” in reference to the pretty pastels seen in her spring collection. Designers also showcased their tops with ruffled trims in more than just solid colors. Patterned ruffles add a little fun, flirty edge to the outfit and are versatile for daytime and nighttime looks.

Of course, you can’t have spring or summer without flowers, so you will definitely be seeing lots of floral patterns incorporated into these trends. But the pattern you should especially look out for this season is checkered. Checkered coats and matching sets were seen on the runway by multiple designers, some taking a softer, traditional look; others pushing for bold, statement looks.

Another comeback trend to keep an eye out for is fringe. Fringe for the spring and summer season goes beyond the festival look. Designers like Celine and Bottega Veneta wanted to use fringe in a more sophisticated look. On the runway, both designers showed dresses with fringe and high necklines.

These spring and summer trends, as seen on the runway are super versatile and easy to work into any outfit. Whether it is a casual, comfortable daytime outfit, or a “fun night out” ensemble, these trends are easy to incorporate in your own way. The best way to wear these high designer trends on a college student budget is to look to affordable places.

It is possible to stay stylish and on trend this summer without breaking the bank. Stores such as Forever21, H&M and Zara often offer the same designer trends for way less. You can also shop online at stores such as ASOS, Revolve, Shein and others that offer trendy clothes at affordable prices. Department stores such as Bloomingdales, Nordstrom and Macy’s are always reliable as well.

Keeping up with these trends will help you stay chic, stylish and cool for the summer. And if you remember to be a smart shopper, you will save yourself a lot of money.

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