Summer is almost here, and the only thing hotter than the weather is this season’s fashion forecast! When the sun comes out, that means it’s time to put away our boots and heavy cardigans. To fully shine this summer, you need a closet of warm-weather staples that are chic and comfortable: flowy dresses, strappy sandals, slinky tops, and fanciful accessories to name a few.
There are several summer trends you need to incorporate into your wardrobe to stay fashion forward. Luckily, at Grossmont Center, you can find all the latest summer looks! You can get pieces perfect for a tropical getaway or a day at a San Diego beach. Here are some of the trends to watch for this season.
A free-flowing ‘70s vibe.
San Diego has the perfect climate for the laid-back, bohemian fashions that are in vogue now. This season, there’s even more of a 1970s feel to clothes, with added flair coming from macrame and crochet flourishes, tie-dye dresses and tops, and patchwork designs. Macy’s carries these trends, and many more, for people in all shapes and sizes.
Hanging 10, California style.
This trend comes naturally to San Diegans, who love spending time on the coast. Surfing-influenced fashion runs the gamut, from cool T-shirts produced by major surf labels to wetsuit-inspired dresses crafted out of neoprene.
Party dresses with a sense of fun.
Long summer nights are made for revelry, and you need a good dress on hand for any party invites you receive. This season, the trend calls for clothes that sizzle with feathers and fringe to add an incredible sense of movement to a garment. If you need an au courant formal dress with some zing, PreVue Formal & Bridal at Grossmont Center is the largest store of its kind on the West Coast. You’re sure to scoop up a beautiful outfit in the color and style of your choice that’s perfect for any occasion!
Animal prints with a twist.
A sleek leopard print is always in fashion, but this summer will see the addition of tiger stripes, cowhide, snakeskin, and other patterns. Plus, you’ll find that lots of these animal prints don’t come in the colors nature intended—try one in the bright and bold, neon-like colors that are of-the-moment this summer, such as lime green, vibrant yellow, or cobalt blue.
Accessories that are your crowning glory.
The perfect hat gives you outfit a great finishing touch—and it serves the more practical purpose of shading your face from the sun’s powerful UV rays. Look for a bucket hat that fits in at the beach, by the pool, or out on a boat, or a trendy straw hat for a Sunday brunch, a garden party, or a trip to the Del Mar race track. For nighttime or the office when a hat may not be appropriate, you can wrap your hair in a brilliantly colored or patterned scarf. Tie it around a ponytail with the ends draping down your shoulders, tie it kerchief-style for casual days or wrap it around your head like a headband. One of the best places to find hats and scarves at Grossmont Center is Target. The sheer selection gives you plenty of opportunities to find just the right accessory to finish your look.
Necklaces, bracelets, and earrings all have an earthy aesthetic this summer, boasting colorful beads (either delicate or chunky) interspersed with natural materials such as coral and seashells. This kind of jewelry pairs beautifully with the ‘70s-inspired styles you’ll be seeing everywhere this season. For young women who want to stay on trend, Claire’s at Grossmont Center carries a wide variety of jewelry and accessories.
Summer footwear doesn’t have to feel binding and uncomfortable. Stylish sandals are patterned after earth shoes (another ‘70s trend!) or hiking sandals. However, these aren’t your garden-variety sandals—they come in fashionable colors such as rose gold, white, or lilac, while still offering great support so you can wear them from day into evening. Check out the selection of sandals at Famous Footwear. Keep an eye out for great deals that make buying pairs in many different colors very affordable!
Makeup that complements your clothes.
Put your best face forward and try some new things with your makeup this summer. Fashion shows featured many different looks on the runways for the season. Add some sparkle with gold eyeshadow or glitter, paired with a pink lip stain, to create an overall glow in your complexion. Feeling fierce? Opt for eye makeup in the season’s eye-popping bright hues with a vibrant eyeliner or colored mascara. Stock up on these fun shades at Empire Beauty Supply at Grossmont Center.
Nailing the look.
Mani-pedis are de rigueur during the summer, so make sure your nails look their absolute best. The season’s nail trends echo many of the makeup looks: Try a metallic or glittery nail or go for a bold and sunny yellow. Want something more classic? A subtle, nude-colored nail never goes out of style. To give your summer look that perfect final polish (literally and figuratively), visit Paradise Nails & Spa for a pampering manicure or pedicure.
You’ll be cool for the summer with the latest fashion trends, and you can find them at great prices at Grossmont Center. Come visit us today, and you’ll be looking hot all season long!