Top Summer 2014 Trends
Posted: May 13 2014
This month our new arrivals are reinventing the summer style wheel. Delicate layers, modern crop tops, novelty denim, and 90s silhouettes are among the top trending styles for the season. As the weather warms up, we’re stepping away from embellished statement pieces and towards more modern, understated forms. This really speaks to our philosophy of style that is chic and polished while being casual and effortless at the same time. From vivid colors to optic prints, pastel loungewear to frayed denim, here our most noteworthy May trends. Enjoy!
SUMMER 2014 TREND: NOVELTY DENIM
This summer we’re eyeing soft denim pieces inspired by vintage classics with a modern fit. The key to pulling off denim in summer is by choosing a lighter wash or classic cut. A little distressed and perfectly nonchalant, this latest dual-pocket denim chambray from MinkPink and rolled cuff One Teaspoon Sailor Shorts have a lived-in and lovingly-worn look. If you're feeling an 80s vibe, the stonewash and leather combo on the Finders Keepers Hello Goodbye Vest will definitely do the trick. Denim overall dresses have also been a hit this season, so if you're trying to take it up a notch we recommend MinkPink's stonewashed Funday Sunday Skater Dress.
SUMMER 2014 TREND: PATTERN PLAY
Every year florals are expected to hit the runway in full force, but this season it’s all about geometric patterns and abstract lines. This sheer organza top by Line & Dot is a versatile pick that highlights this trend in a subtle fashion, while surreal prints and feminine tailoring combine in Keepsake's Above the Water dress. Cutouts, collars, and pleats add playfulness and movement to these futuristic pieces:
SUMMER 2014 TREND: WORKOUT CHIC
Bright sporty loungewear is a refreshing change from the usual summer resort styles. Go beyond the gym in MinkPink's essential For Now Crop Top or darling lace Reef Pullover by Lovers + Friends. Dress up knits and relaxed drawstring joggers with femme accessories like stacked heels or booties. For a modern touch, set the look with a bright coral lip shade and confident attitude.
SUMMER TREND 2014: MONOCHROME
From the runway straight to the style blogs, monochrome has made a strong comeback this season. When combined with sheer textures, structured pleats, and asymmetric shapes, you're sure to make a bold statement in a colorful head-to-toe look. Cameo's vibrant Bless This Mess Dress is a gorgeous cobalt tribute, while Line & Dot's Tailored Overalls are an easy choice in all black. Regardless of which palette you gravitate towards, a monochromatic uniform makes pulling together an outfit effortless and fun.
By: Alicia Olivares