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slides: Hot Summer Fashion Trends and Where to Get Them

Saturday, July 14, 2012

 

Looking good has never been easier with this summer's trends offering comfort and versatility. We've picked out some of the hottest trends with tips for where to find them. Be sure to check them out before summer slips away!

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Maxi Dresses

Comfortable, feminine, and versatile, maxi dresses are a must have this summer. Maxis are easily paired with belts, blazers and jewelry, making them easy to dress up or dress down. Available in a variety of prints and colors, wear your maxi to a cookout or out on the town. 

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Gathered Pocket Maxi
$69.95
Gap, The Shoppes at Blackstone Valley, Millbury

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Prints

Prints are definitely in this summer, showing up on dresses, pants, and tops like this one. While prints are easily paired with solid colors, they can also be mixed and matched. When mixing prints style experts recommend staying within the same color family and varying the print sizes.

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Sheer Cherry Blossom Top
$14.80
Forever21, Solomon Pond Mall, Marlborough

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Denim Shorts

A staple of any summer wardrobe, denim shorts are very easy to style. Pair with sheer blouse for a flirty daytime look or a sequined blouse and long necklaces for a night out.

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Boyfit Midi Short
$34.99
American Eagle Outfitters, Greendale Mall, Worcester

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Brights

 

From neon yellow to scorching red, bright colors are one of summer’s hottest trends. Pair them with neutral colors, coordinated prints, or other brights for even more fun. 

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Cropped Pants
$88
Ann Taylor, Solomon Pond Mall, Marlborough

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Flat Sandals

 

Nothing says summer like sandals and this year flat sandals are all the rage. Comfortable and versatile, flat sandals are easily worn with other trends like denim shorts and maxi dresses. If you want some height, look for a pair of flat platforms.

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Franco Sarto Gael Sandal
$59.95
DSW Shoe Warehouse, Greendale Mall, Worcester

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Metallics

 

Olympians won’t be the only ones wearing gold, silver, and bronze this summer with metallic eye shadow as one of the biggest trends in make up. Keep it light and simple for daytime but spice it up at night with smoky eyes and darker colors.

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Primal Instincts Eyeshadow Palette
$28
Sephora, The Shoppes at Blackstone Valley, Millbury

 

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Aviators

 

Slip on a pair of aviator shades for the ultimate cool look. Available in a variety of styles, these sleek shades will complete any outfit. The classic style is also timeless, so they're a good item to splurge on.

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Ray-Ban Aviator
$194.95
Sunglass Hut at Macy's, Solomon Pond Mall, Marlborough

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Wide Bangles

 

 

Accessorize your summer wardrobe with chunky bangle bracelets. They’re available in a variety of colors and styles and are the perfect statement piece. Have fun by mixing, matching, and stacking them.

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Mirror Touches Bangle Set

$19.97
Charming Charlie, Northborough Crossing, Northborough

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Flower Handbag

 

Flowers are a big part of summer, and this pretty bag carries all your necessaries with a flair.  Available in black, purple and silver.  

 

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Flower Handbag

$29.99
The Paper Store, Solomon Pond Mall, Marlborough

 
 

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