Teeny, detailed floral prints adorn everything from sundresses and skirts to shirts and shorts. These prints are the perfect way to add fun, feminine touches to any outfit! Polka dots give a retro feel to modern styles in Black, Red and Navy. They also go well with this summer’s nautical trend, which is perfect to sport for a day out on the lake. The best place to go to find these nautical looks is Delia’s- anchors and all. Another hip trend that can be found in almost any store is stripes of all sizes. These pair well with the nautical trend that we’ve discovered.
For those of you planning a safari, you’ve picked the perfect summer to do it in style! On the other end of the spectrum from the girly florals and ruffles are the Greens, Tans and Browns along with military surplus styles. This new trend is seen in everyday ready-to-wear clothing, as well as bags, watches and scarves at stores like Fossil. On our safari throughout the mall, we saw lots of leopards, zebras, snakes and cheetahs…prints that is! We feel like animal prints are and always will be a trend.
As always, we kept our eyes peeled for neutrals. Stores like H&M and Bloomingdale’s had the perfect balance of neutral pieces and loud, summery prints. Grays, Pale Pinks, Tans, and Blues, like the ones seen here at Bloomingdale’s, took over the racks and are selling like crazy! These colors would be a great addition to anybody and everybody’s wardrobe, so get them while you can. As for the obnoxious prints, Urban Outfitters, Francesca’s and Nordstrom’s have more than enough to choose from. They vary from ethnic-inspired to distinctive prints seen year after year… others are just a mystery.
To beat the rainy day blues, we think it would be a great idea to wear this summer’s bright colors. Trendy colors seen throughout many stores include Red, Purple, Turquoise, Coral and Mustard Yellow. If you are the type who avoids these popular colors, you can just as easily pick up a cute handbag or scarf for a small pop of color.
An emerging trend we came across was brands creating especially soft and comfy clothing lines made with “green” materials. Protecting the environment is a global trend and we expect to see many more clothing companies participating in this phenomenon. One brand in particular to look out for, if you want to do your part to save the Earth, is Alternative, which we found at Bloomingdale’s and Nordstrom.
Once again, we will keep you updated on our findings and feel free to let us know what you might be finding. Until next week- anchors away!