Summer fashion for men and women that will keep you cool on hot days and warm during chilly nights.
May flowers are blooming, the sun is shining and it’s time to brighten your wardrobe with the hottest summer
It may not be bathing suit weather just yet, but it’s definitely time to break out some bright colors, light fabrics, lively prints and a little sparkle.
Here are our warm-weather picks, inspired by four of summer’s hottest trends, plus some ideas for the guys.
The KUT from the Kloth Denim Halter Shift Dress ($98 at Nordstrom) gives denim a lighter feel. Its halter neckline ties into a bow on the back, adding a unique touch and bit of whimsy.
You may initially be skeptical of denim shoes, but let the MICHAEL Michael Kors Gillian Leather-Trimmed Denim Wedge ($140 at michaelkors.com) convince you. They look amazing with a skirt or dress or your favorite white jeans — and you’ll gain a few inches without the ache of a heel.
Keep the versatile Tommy Bahama Afton Denim Jacket ($158) on hand for the unpredictable spring weather. The Seattle company’s piece can be thrown on over a dress for a cool-girl look, or dressed down with athleisure wear or jeans.
PLAID & GINGHAM
Plaid is a Seattle favorite; give the classic print some edge with the lightweight Velvet Heart Kaelun Tank ($48 at Horseshoe Boutique, Ballard) in an acid-wash finish.
Whether you’re going on a picnic, a boat ride or to a casual party, the Chetta B Gingham Shirtdress ($88 at Nordstrom) is a classic, ladylike option. Its sash ties into a front bow, giving the dress a playful accent.
Light and airy, the LOFT Lou & Grey Plaid Henley Shirt (on sale for $50) can be paired with denim on weekends or a skirt and blazer for work.
BRIGHT & BOLD STRIPES
The Joules Marlston Stripe Hoodie ($78 at Canopy Blue, Madison Park, and joulesusa.com) is perfect for when the sun goes down and you need a casual cover-up. The nautical-feeling blue-and-white striped pattern is accompanied by a fun pop of orange on the hood and drawstrings.
The vibrant blues and pinks on the Tommy Bahama Bonaire Bliss Striped Dress ($98) are complemented by a tied-waist belt, making this a great dress to throw on for an effortlessly chic look.
Channel the 1970s with the Topshop Deckchair Stripe Split Midi Skirt ($35 at Nordstrom). The combination of vertical and chevron stripes is flattering and adds loads of visual interest to an outfit.
METALLICS & SEQUINS
With just the right amount of eye-catching sparkle, the Calypso St. Barth Tavia Jeweled Tunic ($295 at Canopy Blue) can be dressed up or down. Pair it with black or grey jeans for a chic, boho look.
The Aidan Mattox Sleeveless Metallic Jacquard Sleeveless Dress ($175 at zappos.com) will add shimmer to your evening event. The flared skirt and mint and gray-metallic color scheme are perfect for the season.
If you prefer to bedazzle your feet, the Star Mela Leia Sandals ($132 at Canopy Blue) will add a little bling to any outfit.
FOR THE GUYS
The ultra-soft J.Crew Short-sleeve Irish Linen Shirt in Indigo Plaid ($88) is accented with orange buttons and can easily go from work to a night out.
The faded stripes and deliberately worn look of the Tommy Bahama Seas the Moment Polo ($98) make it a great choice for low-key days in the sun.
Ideal for these spring days, the Banana Republic Heritage Linen Safari Shorts ($69.50) are a wardrobe staple that will go with just about anything.
Keep warm when the sun goes down with the Roper Vintage Patriotic Jean Jacket ($85 at zappos.com). Its worn-in look and light American flag pattern on the back set it apart from your average denim jacket.