Check out my choice on six affordable summer trends to help you slay all season long.
By Asima Khan
1. Hair Clips, Pins and Barrettes
This trend is everywhere! Decorative hair pieces are making a huge comeback. There are so many different ways to wear them and accessorize your summer look. You can see, the six large-sized pearl pieces give my outfit a dramatic effect! I put four toward the top and two at the bottom of my curls — anything goes with this look. Check out the links below to get some of my same pieces. Have fun with this one, as the options on how to wear them are endless!
2. Head-to-Toe Neon
The year was 1992, and the trend that took over the world was neon accents. Fast forward 27 years, and we find ourselves in the same spot as then, except the vibes are now better than ever! Don’t be afraid to really explore different ways to display this trend, whether it’s through your makeup, your clothing or even your accessories. I had the most fun visiting The Beauty Club in Birmingham, where my makeup artist Cammy Cartier created this killer makeup look on me. I love how she used a fuchsia on my lids to contrast the neon green color of the dress I’m wearing. Be sure to visit this charming salon soon — every inch of it is a girlie girl’s dream!
3. Mule Sandals
Square toe, narrow toe, point toe or round toe…block heel, stiletto heel, triangle heel or flats…. mules of any sort are welcome this summer season. These sandals will be your absolute “go to” in the coming months and just a few pairs will be enough to go with every look you rock from jeans and a T-shirt, to more dressier options like skirts and dresses! I’ve listed a few of my personal favorites that have found themselves a permanent spot in my closet. Tip: Be sure to get at least one pair that will add a fun pop of color to your wardrobe along with an animal print. These two options will give you the most bang for your buck as they easily transition with most looks.
4. The Mini Frill Dress
Another trend that has made its way back is the baby doll dress — preferably with frilly accents! You have probably already seen many girls rocking this look and will most likely see it through the upcoming fall and winter season. These dresses look great no matter what footwear you choose. From sandals, to sneakers and even a combat boot, you will look fly as ever. Tip: Add an oversized denim jacket over your shoulders for an extra added effect! Check out the site where I purchased the dress I am wearing for a variety of styles to choose from.
5. Shield Sunglasses
Looks like the sun is finally starting to peek out which means it’s time to bust out some fab sunnies! Say goodbye to cat eye and hello to the oversized shields. Dior, Miu Miu and Gucci are just a few designers at the forefront displaying this trend on the runways, but since we are trying to stay on a budget here, check out this perfectly sleek pair I found at Zara for a much more budget-friendly price. They’re great to pair with all of your street style and beach wear!
6. Shell Jewelry
You likely have some staples that are everyday pieces when it comes to the jewelry in your wardrobe. Pieces like layered pendant necklaces, stackable rings and sleek hoops. Time to add the most recent game changer to the mix: shells! This trend has been around since 2018 but has skyrocketed since then, making 2019 its year to shine. The obvious choice to pair them with are boho pieces, but I suggest thinking outside of the box and wearing them with your more classic looks, like a blazer and jeans. They’re perfect to wear poolside as well with a cute swimsuit and cover up! I went with gold and natural pieces, but have some fun and look into the multicolored options as well.
Styling, designing, blogging — Asima Khan does it all in the name of fashion! After working in luxury retail for most of her life, including most recently for Chanel, Asima is sharing her style chops with the world through her blog, asimakemymark.com. From what to wear, how to wear it and where to wear it to, Asima shares her fusion of high-low OOTD’s on her Instagram @asimakemymark.
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