7 Spring/Summer Essentials
Fanny packs have been given the stamp of approval for the spring and summer this year. This accessory has made a comeback from 90’s inspired nylon fanny pack to belt-bags ranging in different shapes and colors. The styling for fanny packs has shifted since its original debut. In place of wearing a fanny pack (belt bag) as a waist bag, try styling it layered over your clothes across your chest as cross-belt bag. Fanny packs have been seen on countless runways from Balenciaga to Gucci and Chanel. Style your fanny packs with streetwear and pants suits; for a more subdued look, style neutral colored streetwear or a neutral colored pant suit with a bright colored cross-belt bag.
Fanny packs aren’t the only retro wear making a return this season. 90’s-inspired, pointed rim sunglasses are being reintroduced by brands such as Louis Vuitton, Prada, and Fenty Puma. Style your spring/ summer outfit with edgy sunglasses that helps provide shape to different types of faces.
The perfect trench coat to protect you from those spring showers is a classic staple piece that ties together almost any wardrobe. Classic trench coats have been altered under different tones, silhouettes, and textures to represent the longevity of its conventionalism. Shop beige, navy blue, and clear trench coats. An oversized trench coat controlled with a belt brings attention to bottom half of your body, so be sure to layer your outfit with impressive pants and shoes. Trench coats range from $35-$200 depending on the brand.
A tapered pair of trousers, pants, chinos, or denim jeans is a must-have for men this spring. Whether they’re professionally hemmed or rolled up, tapered pants legs adds a slight edge to any menswear and brings attention to the shoes; so style your tapered trousers with long socks and fresh shoes, preferably low top shoes.
Hawaiian print will be making big waves this spring/ summer. Hawaiian print shirts have become the fashion staple for men this year since Kim Jones headlined organza thin Aloha shirts for the Louis Vuitton SS18 along with other luxury brands like Balenciaga and Paul Smith. Shop ready to wear Hawaiian print button shirts with bold floral print, and offset neon colorways. Style your shirt with neutral colored, tailored pants (black or khaki/ brown) and white sneakers.
Cropped tops are a necessity for women this spring/ summer. Cropped tops are comfortable, light, airy; and because they match well with florals, denim, sportswear and beach wear, they are the best staple piece for women this year. Shop ready to wear cropped tops, hoodies, and crewnecks. Style a patterned, cropped top with plain shorts, pants, and skirts to highlight your top; or vice versa, style a plain colored cropped top with patterned shorts, pants, or skirts. Also, the overuse of accessories is encouraged.
High quality footwear is the foundation of any great outfit. With brands like Pyer Moss collaborating with Reebok and Off-White collaborating with Nike, sneakers have generated billion-dollar revenue and became the lead runner of footwear. Sneakers have evolved from strictly-casual wear to acceptable footwear, regardless of the occasion. From an attractive day at the office to a night out at the Gala, sneakers are perfect footwear to style with any outfit.
***Latest Shoe Release: The Adidas X Yeezy 500 Super Moon Yellow will be restocking on 06/09/18. The sneaker originally released as a bundle package along with a sweatshirt and shorts back in December. Now the sneaker will be released independent of the sweatshirt and shorts for $200 on 06/09/18 at select Adidas retailers and Adidas.com.