Sure, nautical stripes or a floral dress are classic Summer staples you can always depend on. But for those of you looking to amp up the "wow" factor this season, we've got the 411 on the hottest trends, plus how (and where) to wear them.
The Brighter Side: From daring yellows to florescent pinks, neon is more "now" than ever. Think it's too much for a day wedding or an office picnic? Turn heads without stealing the show simply by choosing bolder colors with sophisticated silhouettes, like a classic A-line. Top with a cardigan in a complementary but toned-down hue like navy or black, and you've put a fresh, on-trend spin on a timeless look.
Denim With a Twist: Vintage details, eye-popping prints, and cropped lengths are on our radar this Summer — especially paired with strappy heels or peep-toe pumps for a sexy date-night look. Try with a matching sleeveless denim jacket and earrings if you're hitting your favorite rooftop bar or a colorful cropped blazer for alfresco dinner reservations.
Swimwear as Outerwear: Love that bandeau bikini top? Buy it in at least one other color, because you'll be wearing it beyond the beach. Try it layered beneath a sleeveless scoop-neck tank and paired with jeans, sandals, and colorful shades for a laid-back, casual look perfect for a pool party or day at the amusement park.
Sport Meets Street: This season, racerback tanks, wide-leg side-striped pants, and lightweight varsity jackets are more "downtown" than "gym-bound," especially when you add edgy accessories like a slouchy knit hat and low-heeled motorcycle boots. Take this modern look out to the ballgame or the boardwalk for old-fashioned fun on a breezy Summer night.
Love it, want it, get it now. Find all these trends, available from your favorite contemporary brands, like Joe's Jeans, Bar III, and Kensie, in the Impulse department at Macy's. Click here to get started.