This week on FBFF we’re talking about our favorite summer trends, which I have to admit turned into a challenging topic for me. I feel like summer took everything great about spring – fresh colors, fun prints, interesting silhouettes – and made it worse. Now everywhere I look, it’s garish shades of yellow, green, and coral. Even purple and cobalt have become so saturated that they’re overwhelming.
As for the prints, well, most of them look like the result of running Picasso and Warhol paintings in a blender with an acid tab. Ow.
There are a few things I like, though:
1. Twenties style. The spring/summer Ralph Lauren collections, including the ready-to-wear, look like they fell straight out of “The Great Gatbsy” and this makes me very happy, even if everything is pretty much unwearable in real life. The drop waists and the pale colors definitely don’t look good on me, but they’re nice to look at. I also love how the ready-to-wear looks incorporate florals without hitting you over the head with them.
2. Big prints. Not necessarily bold colorful retina-slaughtering prints, just large prints, like this:
3. Embroidery/crochet work. I’m a happy camper when boho-chic is in. I love the flowy sleeves, embroidery, soft colors, and feminine details that show up in those styles, and it’s the total opposite from the angular silhouettes and mod colorblocking that’s been in the last year or so. I’ve been able to merge the two styles fairly well, I think, by wearing flowy tops with my leggings and skinny jeans, but give me boot-cut jeans, maxi skirts, and soft florals any day.