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Summer Fashion Forecast
Monday, June 26, 2017

seaside stripe dress Image courtesy of @kellyinthecity

As Summer rolls around, so do the hottest trends of 2017. Looking to update your wardrobe but not sure what to wear to stay on-trend? No fear! The Hot Sox team has felt the pulse of what’s hot this summer so you can look cool and beat the heat.

Stripes Thick & Thin

Stripes never really go out of style, but two renditions have really caught the eye of the public this season: Seaside and Banker stripes.

Seaside stripes, recalling images lounging by the French Riviera, have been popping up everywhere and never fail to catch someone’s eye. Newcomer La Ligne offers a collection designed completely around the brand’s love of stripes.   Net-A-Porter’s Etro’s collection is inspired by Frida Kahlo and her distinctive approach to color combined with these statement stripes. Banana Republic has also tapped into the style in their iconic Blake and Avery fit pants. To wear out in the heat or to a music festival, Ecote has designed a seaside striped two-piece set. Flaunt these bold stripes on your feet with a pair of bold stripe socks

Banker stripes are inspired by a different world: the bankers of Wall Street. A polished staple, the print has evolved to be everything but boring, featured on many styles of dress, like this shirt dress from Zara. For the classic button-down look, try this tailored-fit blouse from Brooks Brothers.

Moscow Mules

Mules have been around for ages, but Alessandro Michele’s reinvention at Gucci has brought this iconic style back to the forefront.   For a similar look at a more accessible price, check out the new Steve Madden Kandi mules. If you’d like a bit more heel or a chic peep toe, try the Cyprine Dress Slides from Naturalizer.

Full-Throttle Floral

Floral always comes in style during the warmer months, but it has taken on a different dynamic this summer—the full-floral outfit. Show some skin with this wide-leg two-piece set from Kimchi Blue or a matching off-the-shoulder top and pants from Zara. Complete the look with a pair of rose-printed Hot Sox.

Sheer Dresses

From the most formal to a beach cover-up, the sheer dress has come in full throttle. Before reserved for celebrities on the red carpet, the style has now reached anyone who dares to bare. Alexander McQueen’s  Boucle Knit Long Dress is fitted with sheer panels, while Urban Outfitters has paired this trend with the floral looks of the season for an all-over sheer ensemble.

Warm Eye Shadow

Popularized by Anastasia Beverly Hills’ Modern Renaissance, warm eyeshadows to match the weather are the look of the season.  The new Naked Heat palette from Urban Decay and Natasha Denona Sunset eyeshadow palette channel this same red/orange spectrum to create the hottest looks of the summer.

Tassel Earrings

Give your summer look its finishing touch with a pair of tassel earrings from BaubleBar!