Wool coats may be out for the summer, but embracing your own individual style is definitely in. From handbags and dresses, to sandals and pops of peach, Legends Outlets at Sparks can deliver on most all of the latest summer styles and trends.
1. High-waisted everything – but not like your grandma!
“We’re selling a lot of dresses in general, like high-waisted circle skirts,” Emily said, a sales associate for Forever 21, who chose not to disclose her last name, “We have a lot of vintage, high-waisted swim suits with floral patterns and bright colors, too.”
2. Maxi-length dresses are an easy wear
Summer dresses, short and maxi-length, braced most of the displays in the front of the stores at Legends in Sparks. Peaches, whites, blues, and yellows stole the show, while floral and camouflage patterns created a distinctive look.
3. Grunge is back…eek!
If dresses aren’t your thing, many local stores are selling an abundance of knits and relaxed, laid-back fashions. Some of the knits are their hottest selling items of the season, ladies are rocking the t-shirt and flannel all over again! Not to mention all of the combat boots I’ve been seeing out there.
4. That weird pant that looks like pjs but with a tapered ankle
Comfortable, light-weight and made of cotton, this pant seems to sell itself as a good item to wear for work, but I think it just looks like pjs. Oh yea, and there’s an elastic waistband. Need I say more?
5. Wedges make the booty pop!
6. Chunky in all the right places
Perhaps the most universally recognized trend seen in stores has been all of the big necklaces, bracelets and watches. In flashy gold or bright colors, it’s pretty hard to miss these favorable accessories. I like the chunky look when it’s complete with a great gel manicure.
7. Vintage one-piece swimsuits
Another hot item for summer, swimwear has taken off in many different styles this year. In Forever 21, floral patterns and vintage styles pervaded. One in particular is a strapless one-piece suit with cutouts on the side. With the eclectic mix of swimwear, more women can feel their best without showing tons of skin. Personally, I always love to rock vintage. I’m also tired of the itsy bitsy teeny weeny bikinis out there. With these options, I can choose to cover the parts that I want.
Often times, it might be difficult to reveal what seems to be a fashion faux pas since many stores have welcomed a wide range of options. However, embracing an individual sense of style appears to be one of the trendiest looks of the season.