May 15, 2013
Trends certainly come and go - think harem pants, trucker hats and cheap bedazzling - making it hard for ladies to decipher which ones to give into and which to avoid like the plague. If you're looking to revamp your spring and summer wardrobe, then the style experts at Elle magazine are here to help you pick a few classic pieces and trendier options to dazzle day or night.
Stripes have long been a staple in summer wardrobe thanks to their nautical and easy-going vibes. However, stripes today are not like your grandma's since mixing patterns and rocking tops with varying sized stripes are totally in fashion. According to the publication, you could even try two trends in one by purchasing a striped crop-top blouse in fresh tones like seafoam and mint or brighter hues like orange and pink.
An added bonus - vertical stripes help slim you in an instant.
Though stripes are all the rage in terms of fashion, the top trends in professional nail polish are a bit more varied. According to Harper's Bazaar, you'll be the most stylish lady around if you pair your striped dress, purse or pants with nude-toned finger nails.
Nude, or barely-there nail colors are major for spring and summer 2013 thanks to their easy attitude and quick touch-up possibilities. Models at the Marc Jacobs, Rag & Bone and Chanel runway shows were all seen strutting their stuff with modest nail hues, meaning you should too. Swiping on a few coats of CND Nail Colour - Neutrals in Putty is a perfect way to see if nude suits your style.
Dark and daring is another trend for nails this season, perhaps helping to offset the neons and mixed prints you'll likely be wearing to work, concerts and the beach. Models walking for fashion houses like Jason Wu and Marchesa showed off their best mysterious style wearing bold and beautiful dark colored nails on the runway.
You can lighten up your dark ways by applying a dark charcoal or gray polish and then adding shimmering metallic top layer in a similar shade. The pop of edge is sure to help you show off your rocker-chic side in a flash.
Beauty products that are a must for summer
Now that you're armed with the top trends of the season, it's time to educate you on other products that are a must for spring and summer. The top item to always keep on hand? Sunscreen products. That's right, making sure to apply a daily moisturizer like Bliss fabulous Everyday Face Lotion SPF 15 will help keep your skin protected from sunburns and more importantly, wrinkles.