Summertime Trends for 2013


Complete your closet with these stylish suggestions!

by Emily Stokes, A&E Editor

With summer quickly approaching and the days heating up, we are beginning to bring back our summertime wardrobes. What trends, however, are poised to take over for this summer’s festivities? We have narrowed down some of 2013’s best upcoming looks:

The Shift Dress: The easy to throw on yet still cute look makes dressing up in the shift dress seem effortlessly fashionable. It has a simple cut but retains the ability to be dressed up or down, making the shift dress a perfect summertime look.

Dyed Shorts: Whether it’s patterned, tie-dyed, or dip-dyed, colored shorts are in style this season. Stores like Free People have used this trend to the max with their printed cutoffs in stripes, floral, and splattered prints.

Lace: A-Line dresses, layered shorts, and fitted tops are all coming in lace varieties as a summertime necessity. The sweet yet sophisticated material adds to any look and is perfect for the 2013 season.

High-Waisted: The high-waisted pant and shorts are a vintage contribution to the latest trends. A pair of high-waisted shorts with a simple tucked in shirt and layered jacket is cute and simple for the summertime.

Fringe: A fringed top has become an easy-going look that adds southern flare. Paired with cutoff shorts and gladiator sandals, fringe gives a little edge to any look.

The new year has introduced some fresh looks that have evolved into summertime necessities. With those heated days approaching, it’s time to head out and complete your ensemble for the next few months.