5 Dress Trends that will have you summer ready // ft.Dresslily

Hi Lovelies,

At how many dresses do you stop and tell yourself “enough is enough” I ask this question every season and still when summer comes around, I find myself scrolling through yet another shopping rabbit hole trying to decide mini or long, body con or flair, pastel or black (Always Black) well this summer I plan to stick to these staple dress trends that will not only give variety but keep you ahead of the fashion curb.

When it comes to fashion, summer is the best time to play around with your style and since layering is not in the cards for most, staple pieces paired with some playful accessories and shades will balance out the perfect outfit for the books. Bold patterns, animal print, bright colors, polka dots, sleeveless dress, puffy sleeves, and corsets are all the rave, if you leave this post without one of these trends in mind, just remember animal print is the way.

This summer is meant to explore your sense of style and try new looks, these are just some suggestions to get started. I rounded a few shoppable looks from Dresslily, that are totally affordable and the epitome of the season’s hottest trends.

Print Dresses

Floral Leaf Ruffle Wrap Dress

Floral, animal print, polka dots, feathers, whatever the pattern printed dresses are always a must, not just for the summer but any season for that matter. I chose this floral, leaf print wrap dress, for under $30. For the summer printed dresses can be easily paired with other contrasting patterns and colors and don’t be afraid to go crazy with the boldest of accessories,shoes, and jewelry its the summer have FUN!

Lace Up Dresses

Floral Lace Skater Dress

Lace is definitely considered the “one woman show” of all patterns, many wouldn’t think to wear lace as a go-to summer print because it’s an occasional print, but bold colors and prints can change this to the perfect outfit. I recently looked at the selection of laced up dresses on the dresslily website and they have a ton to choose from, but this dress I chose is the perfect summertime dress, skater dresses are easy to dress up or down;you could wear sandals, heels, or sneakers– the thing about lace is that you can still be chic but with a hint of rebel or sass! This dress is under $40

Florals

Ruffle Hem Cinched Crop Top and Maxi Skirt

Of course floral print is the obvious choice of the summer; flowers are very colorful; and feminine giving you the option to play with lots of jewelry or no jewelry, heels or flats, statement bag or clutch, there are endless possibilities when it comes to this print. Now here’s a statement piece you’ll want in your closet This floral 2-piece is under $30 and is statement piece on it’s own, add a few pieces of jewelry and some wedged sandals = perfect instagram feed.

Dresses for Curves

Ladder Cut Open Shoulder Fitted Dress

Body con dresses are the perfect dresses to show off curves; and you can dress them up just as easy. This off the shoulder knee length dress is only $26.

Sleeveless Dresses

Sheer Embroidered Sleeveless Trapeze Dress

Sleeveless dresses are bound to be the go-to of the summer. I chose this embroidered tank dress that is under $20 now this is definitely a steal when it comes to deals. When it comes to tank dresses you can easily layer it with other items of clothing and play with this simple look and make it a show stopper, or if you’re a minimalist ( like me) you’ll wear it as is, and add some chunky sneakers & jewelry.


I hope you enjoyed this post be sure to check out the site if you are interested in the items in the post ( link within the post) also be sure to tell me what’s your favorite summer trend. Follow my instagram for the latest post & updates.

Trend Report || 90’s Nostalgia

Many trends come and go, but the effortless styles of the 90’s is endless. All hail the 90’s! When it comes to fashion trends the nostalgic 90’s has been modernized once again. The 90s were and will remain the most revolutionary era of all time, PERIOD all caps. From the brands such as Versace, Louis Vuitton, & Tommy Hilfiger, to the celebrities that we all reference, the 90’s decade just won’t seem to go away. Here are a few fashion trends that have made its way from street styles to your closet.

If you’ve asked yourself “what can I wear that is not too heavy, but not too hot” in the midst of scrambling for something to wear, windbreakers are the perfect solution to this question. Rihanna, Gigi Hadid, and more style stars have dawned this style. Windbreakers are great, they add the perfect amount of sporty flair to your ensemble. The revival of these colorful jackets, can dress up the most basic of outfits. SHOP THESE LOOKS UNDER $50

Remember the slip dress Carrie wore to go on her date w/ Mr. Big, that style moment gave spotlight to the slip dress. The 90’s slip dress is the most influential piece of representation of when runway was at it’s height of fashion. The biggest supermodels of all time have dawned this look Naomi Campbell, Kate Moss, Cindy Crawford, etc; and have made a complete lookbook in how to style this summer dress. Slip dresses have made it’s official debut as a summer look, but this specific dress is no one note wonder, you can pair this with skirts, jeans, or as is; either way you;re bound to turn heads, like Mrs. Bradshaw.

Animal print is anything, but subtle when it comes to fashion. Celebrities, designers, and trendsetters have taken to the streets with this bold print style and have created a look by look style guide to creating the perfect wardrobe. Leopard print, stripes, etc. are considerably the most neutral pattern to complete an outfit, being a print on all garments like dresses, tops, shoes, handbags have been made a classical pattern in fashion. No longer is animal print just considered for fall/winter season, it can be worn as a statement yearly.

Cargo pants are all the rave this season, but what about these pants are so addictive? Cargo pants have a history when it comes to fashion. In the era of the 90’s these specific pair of pants can most likely be seen with an oversized shirt, whether it was Kurt Cobain, NWA, Snoop Dogg, Tupac, Aaliyah, it was made a statement by a legendary figure. In the midst of seeing Influencers sport this contemporary look, I knew that these pants were making a comeback, when “7 Rings” debuted and Ariana Grande rocked an all pink pair for the video. Cargo pants are amongst the trends that are really cute, and stylish, why not bring these back.


I hope you enjoyed the nostalgic post, I have the links of the items within the post, so feel free to shop. Do you think 90’s nostalgia is overrated?

Trend Report || AdidasxIVYPARK

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Let’s see Beyonce + Adidas, this collaborative duo can only equal a perfect outcome! Beyonce has given the world a glimpse into the latest sports collection and has managed to add unequivocal chic-ness to the line. Beyonce has been giving subtle teasers on Instagram; like sporting Adidas bling on her ears & grill, showing off her Ivy braids, but we didn’t get the real tea, until Elle magazine featured the “Queen of subtle hints” for their January issue. The collection showcases a range of clothing including bodysuits, Jackets, T shirts, as well as featuring the new line of sneakers. I’m sold, here’s all my coin!

As featured, the collection consist of an array of clothing, sweat suits, accessories, and looks into Ivy Parks first take on footwear. The line is presented in the shades of maroon, orange, and white; hitting the mark of fall tones, as well as adding the signature Adidas 3 stripe; in addition to the already BOSS collection it also have additional looks included. The price ranges from $25-250, which is quite sufficient being the line consist of a variety of looks.

Already the collection has received its seal of approval from major stars like Kelly Rowland, Cardi B, Janelle Monae, Reese Witherspoon, Yara Shahidi, and many more. The collection is set to be released on January 18. So, other than me who else will be shopping the looks from the sports line?

Trend Report ||Faux Fur Jackets

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Hi Loves,

“An accessory is merely a piece of iconography used to express individual identity.” This famous quote from the Devil wears Prada, has been instilled in my body, not just because I’ve seen this film numerous times, but because this quote speaks truth about fashion. So how can I relate this quote to my latest trend report? Well only by relating it to another equally iconic piece of fashion that being the fur jacket (faux of course). This film had so many major fashion moments, but Miranda Priestly tossing her fur coat on the desk of, poor Andy had to be my favorite.

Let’s be real! The feeling you get when you’re wearing a faux- fur jacket, is like no other feeling by comparison. Yeah, you have your denim, and leather jackets; but dawning this statement; textured jacket, adds a simplicity and coziness to any outfit. The hype over these faux fur jackets are not misplaced, being able to come in a variety of colors, textures, and patterns have made this staple piece fun to wear all while being super fashionable. Here are a few picks that I’ve chosen to get you on board of the Faux- Fur trend.

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