Styling Your Summer

Styling Your Summer Posted on By Kim Fuller

Styling Your Summer With warmer weather finally making its way to us, it’s time to make sure to adjust the temperature in our closets. All of us should have timeless essentials like denim shorts, basic tanks, easy throw on dresses and sandals that we can go to year after year. Now is the time to add in the hottest summer trends to keep your wardrobe current and fun. All trends aren’t for every BODY. You can pick and choose which ones speak to your body type and your personal style. Therein lies the beauty of fashion- it’s personal. At Meredith Jaye we work hard to provide the best of the best as far as trends go but it’s you that gets to decide how you wear them. Our stylists will help you build the perfect summer wardrobe that is meant to fit and flatter you. Not sure where to start? Here are this season’s top trends that we think you should consider when styling your summer..

BRIGHT COLOR! If you haven’t bought yourself some color yet then what are you waiting for?? Hot pink, green, bright red and cobalt blue are dominating our racks and bringing us all the happy vibes. You’ve heard us talk about dopamine dressing before and right now there are so many great pieces to choose from. Whether you choose a monochromatic look or make a statement paired with denim COLOR is the hottest trend to grab right now. It’s important to choose a color that excites YOU and flatters your skin tone.

WIDE LEG PANTS! Pants continue to get more relaxed. From linen to denim, wide leg pants are a great option this summer. We welcome the comfort and style that a wide leg pant provides! It’s important to create balance when wearing wide leg pants to avoid looking like you’re drowning in fabric. Styling a wide leg pants with a more fitted top or a loose top that can be tucked in to accentuate your waistline is the way to go.

TEXTURE! Easy throw on dresses or tank tops with shorts and skirts will always prevail as our summer uniform but this year they will come in all kinds of interesting textures. Poplin, Crochet, Satin, and Linen are just a few that stand out. Poplin has made a BIG appearance this season and we love it because it’s comfortable and sophisticated. From dresses to oversized button downs poplin is your must have summer piece.

SETS! Worn together or broken up a set is an essential summer piece. Its versatility is great for travel and will give you the biggest bang for your buck. Oftentimes a set can give you 3 outfits in one making this one of the most sought after trends this summer. Don’t underestimate a set for work wear as well. The blazer and short combo is completely appropriate for work or dressier occasions such as wedding showers. When choosing sets, think about the pieces that you have in your closet and how you can mix and match to create multiple looks.

FEMININE! Who Run The World? GIRLS! Cutouts, rouching, all shades of pink and fabrics such as satin and tulle are just a few of our favorite feminine trends. Embracing our bodies and our curves makes this trend extra special and fun to wear. Ruffles are the number one feminine detail that we are seeing everywhere and you can go as big or as subtle as you want. Not a girly girl? Express your style by mixing a t- shirt with a tulle skirt for an edgier look. You decide how much frill you want but whatever you choose we have all the ingredients for that flawless feminine look.

WHITE! Pure and simple, white is what to wear this summer. The key to pulling off an all white outfit is to play with texture and layers. Styling white jeans with a white eyelet or satin top is a great way to pull off this trend and still keep your outfit interesting. Mixing in some other neutrals is also a great way to break up the look and still achieve that “WOW” factor! Accessories play a big role in how to style white on white. Choose a bag or jewelry that will pop and add great contrast.

Whatever you choose to wear this summer make sure you FEEL beautiful and remain true to your personal style. At Meredith Jaye our stylists are always ready to help you find the perfect pieces to style your summer. Most importantly- HAVE FUN- in all of the clothes that you wear. Embrace what makes you YOU and always remember that YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL!

Mimi Cunningham
Fashion Creative Director