July has been a month of celebrating independence, being eternally grateful for every ounce of cool air we’ve felt, and the nostalgic reality that we only have one more month of summer. Now that we’re in the last week, we’ve put together 5 of the summer’s hottest trends (for the hottest week of the summer) for you to try while we wrap up July.
How to wear it: Pair this versatile classic piece with strappy heels and a fitted top tucked in for a sleek, elongated look. Throw on a blazer to add depth and layers to the outfit. Finish it off with fun earrings and a bold clutch that compliments the pattern of the skirt.
Where to wear it: Take this skirt from the office to happy hour with the colleagues and dinner with the S.O. It’s incredibly versatile, and flattering enough to show it off all around town. Swap the heels out for sandals when needed and still achieve the same sleek look.
How to wear it: Maxis are timeless treasures that go perfectly with crop tops, but if you’re going for a classier look, pair the skirt with a solid chiffon top tucked in. Wear a skinny cross-body to match the silhouette of the maxi and bring along a cardigan for a chilly evening.
Where to wear it: This long, shapely skirt is perfect for date night in the city. You’ll never feel too exposed, though the skirt is effortlessly flattering. It’s a comfy throw-on, so there’s no harm in wearing it throughout the day (but who wouldn’t want that Cinderella, rags-to-riches moment right before a big night?).
How to wear it: You may be familiar with the zig-zag trend you see coming and going each year but pair it with the right essentials and you’re bound to steal the show. Because the print is so bold, accessorize with minimalist jewelry and solid colors. Don’t go overboard with too much color and extra print. Keep the pattern classy by letting it speak for itself.
Where to wear it: Chevron says dainty and fun, so why not rock this look on a girls’ day/night on the town. Wear it to go shopping, to brunch or to a show — wherever you end up, you’ll be sure to stand out above the crowd.
How to wear it: Lace is, and forever will be, the flirty staple that spices up your closet. It shouldn’t be reserved for intimates; show your sexy side with lace tops, shorts, and even dresses. Pair the dainty fabric with a contrasted, chunky shoe and a denim jacket to add balance to the lightweight look. Add solids with the lace to make the threadwork catch the eye, but never underestimate the power of a lacy bralette under a lacy top.
Where to wear it: Everywhere! Lace is an important part of a woman’s wardrobe and it goes a long way. Don’t be afraid of the thin, transparent texture. It can certainly be worn in moderation if you’re looking for an outfit for work, but ditch the jacket and throw on some heels for the weekend’s festivities.
How to wear it: We’re convinced that sundresses were invented during July, so let’s finish off the hottest month of the year with a bang! Pair this dress with your fave sandals and shoulder bag. Fun accessories are a sundress’ best friend– the more, the merrier. Throw a crocheted kimono over your shoulders for a summery evening look.
Where to wear it: Sundresses are perfect for your outdoor errands. Hit the farmer’s market, the flea market, Smorgasboard, or the park with awesome company. Take this look from day to night effortlessly and stop by a gallery opening where the art won’t be the only thing catching everyone’s eye.