When the summer months are just around the corner, we all hear and see just about all we can handle about outdoor summer fashion. Popular fashion catalogues and blogs display all of the latest warm weather outfits, and big stores like M&S display summer swimwear in line with all of the other trends. But there’s one thing worth remembering: as much as we’d all like to, most of us won’t be spending the entire summer season on a beach! Sad, certainly, but it’s the truth.
So, what is one supposed to wear during the summer season when not lounging on the beach or cruising the town with the windows rolled down? Here are a few ideas for summer clothing and accessories that are fashionable for 2013, but which can be worn in professional environments.
Black & White
One of the simplest trends of the summer is one we’re a bit more accustomed to seeing in the cooler months of the year: pairing black and white! There’s something vaguely vintage about black and white in the summer, but vintage (and specifically 60′s) is hot, so this is certainly a look you can take to work.
Rose Gold Jewellery
Perhaps the most elegant of summer accessory trends, rose gold is in for 2013, and it’s perfect for the warmth and sun of summer. Of course, any sort of tasteful jewellery does fine on or off the beach, and rose gold can help you to make your workplace fashion statements.
Graphic prints are some of the most noteworthy summer trends for 2013, and also some of the most versatile. Prints vary a great deal, and some are a bit too flamboyant or wild for a formal or professional environment. But others can be quite tasteful, and will certainly make you stand out in a positive way.
Another theme for fabric and design in clothing is simply water. Wispy, watery fabrics, aqua shades, and even printed designs of beach scenes and water images are all appearing on runways this season, and again, some of the more understated designs are perfect for the workplace.
When it comes to sunglasses, just about every trend of the season can be summed up in one word: bold. Whether it’s the stark contrast of white frames and dark lenses, frames featuring striped designs, or even neon frames, everything out there seems to make a loud statement this year. But, that doesn’t mean you can’t have them on when you get to work so long as you don’t wear them at your desk!
Finally, there’s another simple and very wearable trend to consider: stripes. A striped suit or dress may not be as exciting as the summer neon, or as cozy as the bermuda shorts we’re seeing all over runways, but it’s one of the more formal summer trends.