What better time to give your wardrobe a reboot than ahead of the hottest season, when you’ve got the green light to embrace fun and unexpectedly creative trends? Because the fact is, this summer is all about stepping out of the box and welcoming retro-infused silhouettes and patterns with a touch of classics in the mix. Prep your shopping list, as we’re about to tackle the three celebrity summer trends you’ve got to try in order to kick off summer on the right foot.
Polka Dot Attack
This summer welcomes back a few of the classics: and ’50s like, big polka dots are one of them. Bold, statement dots are IN this hot season, but not just here and there – from head to toe! That’s right, this summer, welcome the geometric shape-turned-print with open arms and adorn yourself in garments that feature an explosion of dots. Whether you opt for that maxi frock or about to test out matching sets like Emily over here, the verdict is in: from the beach (hello, dot dot dot swimsuits!) to the after-party, it’s about to get polka dotty. And if you’re craving a little style inspo, the best way to rock those retro-like dots is to finish off your look with the right bling. Style tip: pair up retro polka dots with large earrings like pearl hoops or add in the now-trending pink pearls into the mix.
Who better to represent this trend than model Emily Ratajkowski, who has an affinity for wearing matching sets that are as form-hugging as possible. Spotted here: at the Bondi Sands Aero Launch Party in Palm Springs during the Coachella music festival, where she paired her fitted ensemble with Nike kicks. The model joins the likes of Rihanna on the polka dot craze, as the singer was spotted on numerous occasions these past weeks rocking polka-dotted sweats and matching hoodies.
A Pop of Neon
Whether you like it or not, neon is back in full force this summer – and while this particular trend might not be the easiest to pull off, it seems like it’s here to stay. But while adorning yourself in neon from head-to-toe might sound like an overkill, there’s actually a more mature way to enjoy this trend: by incorporating just pops of ultra-brights into your looks.
Hailey Baldwin, now aka Hailey Bieber, took her inspiration from the Versace and Louis Vuitton runways when she opted for a lime-hued accent to complete her look: a pair of high heels that scream of the 80s – but in a good way. The model offset her pumps with ultra-baggy ripped jeans and a smart-casual blazer in beige, aiming for that high & low look, perfect for a lunch out with friends.
Bella Hadid set the record straight as she stepped out of her car just a few weeks ago in Brooklyn while wearing an unexpected jacket-slash-dress. And the record says that jackets are no longer the outer layer you once knew. The model, known for her tendency to gravitate towards 90s fashions with a modern approach, rocked one of the quirkier trends of the season: an oversize denim jacket in crisp white, worn not as an extra layer, but as an actual dress, complete with XXL sleeves and a boxy upper silhouette.
Bella might be a trendsetter in her own right (and we loved her interpretation of bohemian style looks at the festivals last year), but she’s not the first to embrace oversized denim jackets as dresses – as her fellow model friend Ashley Graham is also a fan of the trend. And proving our before-mentioned style point, neon will be hard to escape this summer – as this IT girl is sporting her very own pair of brightly colored lime heels as well (from Rihanna’s Fenty clothing line), plus matching neon shades in true 90s fashion.