In the tropics, summer trends inspire our everyday sartorial choices. We even wear them on not-so-hot days with just a few creative styling tweaks. Below, we list the biggest trends at Shangri-La Plaza’s Sun, San, Squad: Summer Collection Fashion Show and how you can wear them all year round. Check out where in Shang to go to get these looks:
This print is everywhere, especially as part of romantic and vintage-looking designs. It was seen on the runway paired with white sneakers and strappy sandals to give off a summer vibe. However, the trend can remain relevant post-summer when worn with a tailored jacket or with booties. Sport the look when you’re having brunch with friends on a rainy day.
2. Navy and Nautical
Nothing screams “summer” more than the nautical trend—with the navy blue and white striped top as the key piece. Pair it with white separates and wear the outfit to that road trip you’ve been planning or to lunch with your family. When rain hits, exchange the white pieces for deeper colors—this makes for a really cute office ensemble too.
3. Swimsuit + Denim
Taking your bikini from swimwear to daywear is nothing new, but today’s fashion-forward bikinis and one-pieces are now easier to style for daytime. You can wear a bikini top to a coffee date by pairing it with a high-waisted skirt. In the cooler months, cover the crop top with a boxy denim jacket.
A great way to update this classic pattern is by doubling or even tripling them up with your garments. Pair wide stripes with thinner ones or layer verticals over horizontals for a more laid-back look. When summer is over, this trend can live on by exchanging the rope belts and straw bags for wide leather belts and oversized totes.
5. Pattern Mixing
When mixing patterns, stick to a single theme or aesthetic. A foolproof way is to match a lighter floral print with a darker one, making sure these two patterns share a color. Pastel florals are perfect for summer, but you can switch to jewel tones when the temperature drops.
6. Neon Accents
If you don’t think you can commit to a full neon look, wear a bright color in small doses to still make a big impact. Wear a neon-scribbled tee over your bikini at the beach or pair it with a leather skirt on a night out with your girls.
7. Sea Nymph
Delicate and feminine, this trend is the perfect blend of fantasy and functionality. The look is appropriate at a summer wedding. For December weddings, pair the ethereal dress with a shawl or a tailored tuxedo jacket to ward off the chills.
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