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Spring/Summer Trends for Women

Fashion is rarely practical. It is, on the other hand, fun and creative. You can’t dislike a fashion trend; you either like it or choose not to wear it because it doesn’t express who you are. However, whatever you do wear, wear it with confidence because the only way to rock a trend is to own it! Below are six trends slowly but surely peeking in as the spring weather turns warm and the gentle summer breeze rolls through.

1. Maxi dresses that shout attitude!

I love the subtle sensuality of this dress! It’s definitely a trend that needs to be worn with confidence, but how could you not? It allows room for creativity and spunk and goes hand in hand with the sheer fashion trend of 2011!

2. Wide-leg pants are in again!

Alongside flares and bell-bottoms, wide-leg pants are the new trend this year, but knowing how to style them is the challenge. Always wear them with heels and a slim fitting top to balance out the volume of the pants and you’re ready to go!

3. I haven’t forgotten about lace!

Lace has been in style for a while now, but antique style lace is the new trend. By not going too over the top and girly, lace can provide a very sensual and sweet look. Lace dresses and skirts are exceptionally in this summer. Step away from the usually perceived lace design and go with one that has a sturdier fabric and a unique pattern!

4. Vintage inspired bathing suits!

Vintage-inspired high waisted bathing suit bottoms are in this summer! If you’re searching for a unique look, one that puts you on top of the trend, be sure to check out Free People’s 2011 bathing suit collection!

5. Fringe is back!

It changed hairstyles all around in 2007 and it returns again as a 2011 hair trend! They’re worn best with long, wavy or straight hair, giving a bohemian, grungy look. So if you’re in need of changing your style, start with your hair!

6. Python Clutches!

These python clutches are perfect for those summer nights out and are the latest trend in handbags! Good thing HerCampus UC Irvine is having a Nila Anthony giveaway that includes this trendy python clutch:

Enter now and you can start your summer off with style!


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