The fashion trends for the spring and summer of 2014, indicate an eclectic mix of retro and the new. This Fashionhance article takes a look at what's in and what's out.
“Just around the corner in every woman’s mind – is a lovely dress, a wonderful suit, or entire costume which will make an enchanting new creature of her.”
― Wilhela Cushman
The changing of the seasons beckon it is time to review the wardrobe. As you sit down to make few alterations to your style, there are few trends you need to catch up with. The approaching spring and summer of 2014, brings with it a palette of vibrant colors, cascading fabrics that give your skin enough room to breathe, and looks that are mix of bygones and contemporary. With so many interesting facets to the upcoming spring and summer trends for 2014, the possibilities can only be stunning!
Before you set out to revamp your wardrobe, and trash out the things you own from previous seasons, take a look at following catalog. Maybe, all you may need is some upscaling and a few additions here and there. So, without further ado, let’s explore what the forthcoming trends of 2014 hold.
Those long, flowy maxi dresses are back in fashion. These long forgotten bohemian outfits are set to rage this summer. Make the most of it with the four looks in this catalog. These are the four types of maxi dresses that can suit all body types, if styled well. The first one is fairly bohemian with a basic empire. This highlights your bustline, and the long length of the dress adds to your height, giving you a very elegant, yet casual look. The next one is a two-tone maxi dress for a night out with friends. This one-shoulder piece lends definition to your waist with the perfect division of bright colors. While the asymmetrical cut in the third look shows off your legs, adding to your height, and making you look tall.
The floral print is never out of fashion, no matter what the season. This season too, presents an opportunity to wear those gorgeous dresses. Floral prints on fabrics such as chiffon, satin, and georgette will make the look seem even more effeminate. To further amp up this look, wear complementing heels and a belt at the waist, to highlight your curves. The look is yet another asymmetrical maxi dress. This pastel shade of pink is all you need for those breezy summer evenings with friends and family. If you are going out in the day, pair it with a broad-rimmed hat to seek protection from the harsh sun.
Summer and shorts are synonymous. This comfortable piece of clothing has revolutionized fashion for women in more ways than one. Not only are they stylish, but also provide comfort on the move. Our first look is slightly formal. To create this, find yourself a pair of solid-colored formal shorts, a plain simple white T-shirt to go with it, and a classic gray semi-formal jacket. This is perfect for a day at the club with your business associates. The next look leans towards the gypsy side. Pair your rugged pair of denim shorts, with a long maxi-length top. Let the top hug your bustline, and then have a free flow with a high cut so that it shows off your long legs and the shorts. You can team this with strappy black wedges to create a tall look.
The next look we have is something very simple. It can be pulled off with a basic T-shirt from your closet, and a pair of good old, but well-fitting, denim shorts. In case you are planning to wear shorts for an evening date, then this is the look for you. Tribal print shorts, with a white kaftan top, and heels, is all you need to sweep him off his feet!
Skirts are a must-have for spring and summer. This compulsory clothing item can make you look truly stunning in three different ways. Going short is the obvious option that you have to try this summer. A neon orange skirt complemented by a mellow yellow jacket, with the perfect amount of gold accessories, can be a look that you can wear to office. The next one in question is totally collegiate. A long pastel-colored pleated skirt with a basic top can be your attire for a lazy Sunday afternoon.
The third look is stylish, but in a gypsy way. The picture speaks for itself, with the asymmetry of the cut, the crocheted midriff-baring top, a bandana to keep the hair protected from the summer heat, and those gorgeous boots. A theme of colors is very essential to create this look.
Common factors to be kept in mind are loose clothing, pastel colors, and a splash of neon. Keep your look as casual and collegiate as possible, because formal seems a passé this season. Lastly, remember to wear your clothes with the right attitude to pull off every look that you may try.