Whether you opt for a vintage, bohemian 70s style, or a more classic belted silhouette, these summer trends prove more than ever that gone are the days when there was only one way to look stylish.
Boho chic and 70s style
This year, the runway was stormed by nostalgia of the 70s, with the bohemian trend making a major comeback.
Opt for light flowing dresses with embroider lace trims. Along with that line comes knit and sweat dresses, over-sized poncho, Sparta sandals, bell sleeves and light, flowing dresses. The 70s era is definitely back with a bang.
Floral dresses are still in from prior seasons. An addition in that regard are animal prints, which came in bold colours on bags, kaftans and dresses.
Polka dots Max Mara and D&G made the joyful bursts of this print a staple this season.
A quick look at the summer collections is sufficient weigh the stripey trend that dominated designs.
Jumpsuits and lace dresses
Dior, Ralph Lauren and others featured jumpsuits again, giving them an edge with belted waists, statement accessories, or scarves.
Dior, Valentino, Chloe featured intricate lace dresses, in whites as well as bold colours making them a statement this season.
Although earthly colours are not usually associated with summer, they are taking the runway by storm these days.
Marc Jacobs, Chanel and Ralph Lauren all chose it among their colour palette.
Even handbags featured by famous names like Gucci, Ralph Lauren and YSL mostly abandoned bold colours in favour of subdued tones of brown and khaki, which came both fringed or in the famous bucket-shape.
The 70s look this summer brought along the use of fringes in everything: bags, jackets, pants and blouses
In all shapes, denim is in this season in a variety of shapes and colour palettes.
Patched colours of denim dresses and jumpsuits appeared a lot on the catwalk.
Relaxed cuts and boyfriend jeans are still in as well as more tailored denim pants that can be more fitting to work attire.
Although cropped legs are the hot ticket this season, longer ones had a spot on catwalks too.
Statement footwear comes in all shapes this summer, with "comfort" being the common factor.
Knee high Gladiators have been a staple in many designer collections, as well as Espadrilles.
Never have the belts attracted so much attention since the 80s and the 90s.
Simple elegant belts are a staple this summer, whether on shirt dresses, kimono-style attire, or on high waist pants. They are the focal point of the season's different trends.
These act as basics but they actually steal the show and save the day for those wanting to dress up without looking like they are making much effort.
Always have a white shirt that sets off any colour in your wardrobe. You can also team it up later in the evening with the classic black blazer, another staple.
Same applies to frilled and layered white tops.
In regard to whites, another must this season is a white pair of jeans, which come in all cuts, provided that they're cropped.