Lookbook: Summer 2012 Trends
Sigh, summer! Laying out by the pool, vacationing, margaritas, oversized sunglasses… We can’t wait! With our summer catalog finally out, it couldn’t be a better time to shop for a new wardrobe (particularly one that shows off our skin). Here are 5 fab summer trends from our lookbook that we (around the LA office studio) need right now.
Are you ready to live summer’s long days and sultry nights in little white dresses, flirty one pieces, shimmering crochet, shinning metallics and bold patterned dresses? We are!
WHY WE LOVE IT>> It’s the summer’s LBD. Duh. Classy and sexy and always turns heads. We like ours with asymmetric necklines, embellishments and lace.
HOW TO ROCK IT>> Go white on white. Style your LBW with white sandals and accessorize with stacked bangles in exotic patterns and glam metallic clutches.
THE CHIC ONE PIECE
WHY WE LOVE IT>> It’s effortlessly glam and you can easily dress it up or down! Need we say more?
HOW TO ROCK IT>> For a day look go for espadrilles, simple hoop earrings and a hot-hued handbag. For a night look, reach for your metallic sandals, stretch belt, and statement earrings. Also, don’t be afraid to mix patterns with studs and colorblock!
WHY WE LOVE IT>> It’s light enough to wear all summer long and goes great with swimwear.
HOW TO ROCK IT>> Try it with white skinny jeans and camis or wear it poolside with cutoff denim shorts and swimsuits.
WHY WE LOVE THEM>>They were all over the runways. Absolutely nothing says after-dark chic like a touch of silver, gold or sequins.
HOW TO ROCK THEM>> We highly recommend pairing sequins with metallic wedges, but if you’re really seeking a wild thrill try them with snake print. Also, be sure to balance your metallic denim with a crisp white blazer or a silky top.
THE NEW SUIT
WHY WE LOVE IT>> A sleeveless vest and dressy short make it easy to dress up when it’s scorching hot outside. It strikes the perfect balance between casual and dressy.
HOW TO ROCK IT>> Try it with a white button up blouse and a crossbody bag for a day look. Style it with a beaded clutch, metallic wedges and body jewelry (our latest accessory obsession) for a night look. Bonus: The body jewelry looks hot over swimsuits.
BOLDY PATTERNED DRESSES
WHY WE LOVE THEM>> Dresses are our favorite go-to item for any social event. These dresses make a feminine statement without going overboard.
HOW TO ROCK THEN>> Style them by matching accessories to at least one color in your dress to achieve balance. And remember, friends don’t let friends leave the house without accessories!