With summer now in full swing, it’s time to step out of loungewear and into summertime glamor. Whether you’re looking for elegant occasion wear or something laidback for an alfresco picnic, there’s never been a better time to refresh your summer style with new seasonal pieces.
Read on to discover eight summer trends, plus the best sunglasses to suit each style.
1. Light as air
While see-through materials like organza, tulle, and chiffon were catwalk favorites for summer, they can be impractical for real-life situations where you don’t want too much skin on display. The key to the sheer trend is layering with delicate slips and camisoles to keep the look light and whimsical, or investing in garments with sheer-fabric elements, focus on sleeves, or layered skirts to bring this style into your wardrobe.
Wear with: a pair of striking oversized Accent Shades. The accent rings of the frames embody the layering style of this look.
2. Sporty chic
Athleisure has been popular for a while, but the latest summer iteration blends sporty fabrics with high-fashion looks. As we venture back into the world, sports-luxe pieces marry comfort with style and can help wean you off of baggy loungewear. Now is the perfect time to upgrade your trainers, shorts, and leggings – even if your gym membership is still on pause.
Wear with: Silhouette’s Accent Shades range that perfectly complements a sport-luxe look. Try a monochrome ensemble for sportswear that looks chic during the day.
3. Sorbet shades
We can all do with the calm that comes from dressing in soothing pastel colors this summer. Choose from a soft palette of mint, lilac, lemon, baby blue, and “Millennial” pink hues. Style in blocks of color or mix and match shades with graphic patterns or painterly florals.
Minimalism is all about keeping it simple. In fashion, that means choosing fewer pieces and keeping outfits pared back with a subdued color palette, fuss-free silhouette, and just one statement accessory. Keep the minimalism look cleaner with a block color, white remains light and airy as the summer day and lets the Bolschoi Grace’s 23-carat gold plating truly shine.
Wear with: Silhouette’s elegant Bolschoi Grace butterfly model, with a hand-crafted 23-carat gold finish. The delicate temples and cut-outs enhance the simple silhouette to create a true statement accessory.
5. A cut above
Originally a catwalk trend, cut-outs have been adapted into wearable styles that show just a sliver of skin. They create interesting “peekaboo” shapes around hemlines, necklines, and waistlines and can turn simple garments into architectural structures (just watch out for unsightly tan lines…).
Wear with: Silhouette’s full-rim Accent Shades frames, which include intricate cut-out details.
6. Fine lines
Classic tailoring never goes out of fashion. Give this trend a summer spin by mixing structured items with casual pieces, like layering a linen blazer over a slip dress or pairing tailored trousers with sandals and a loose-fitting top.
Wear with: Sharp, tailored lines go well with the classic shapes and styles of Silhouette’s Sun Lite collection.
7. Arm Candy
When it comes to sleeves, the bigger the better. Whether you opt for puff ball or flowy balloon styles, voluminous, oversized sleeves will create a striking silhouette. Style with tailored trousers for sophisticated workwear or pair with pastel shades for a romantic, daytime look.
Wear with: Mirror this elegant silhouette in your eyewear and opt for a cat-eye style with Silhouette’s Bolschoi Grace frames.
8. Shine on
Forget winter party season, high-shine metallic fabrics look even more striking in the summer sun. Lamé and shimmering sequin fabrics will create eye-catching looks in gold, silver, or bronze. For a daytime feel, match shiny pieces with low-key neutrals like denim or start small with metallic accessories.
Wear with: these Silhouette Accent Shades. The teal frames add a subtle pop of color, while the Brass-Nude mirror gradient lenses match warm metallic hues.