I think it is very important to be in the know and up to date with fashion and the trends that are constantly changing each season. It is also crucial to know how to make the trends work for you and your style. To me, this is the crucial element in creating a successful personal style.

As you all can tell, I am definitely for the bright and bold color trend that is gaining popularity this season. There are some other fashion movements that hit the runways and are now hitting the streets, such as:

  • Black and white speckled/polka dot print
  • 70’s retro
  • Tribal print skirts
  • Flat sandals
  • Animal screen print/patterned tees

Some of these ideas aren’t things I would normally look for in a store. Instead, here is how I would translate them to work for me:

This black and white speckled dress is fun, edgy, and perfect for summer.

This romper by Max Mara and swimsuit from Victoria’s Secret are a nod to the classic 50’s era. Verdict? TRY!


A floppy hat and feather earrings bring a retro vibe to your outfit without completely transporting you back to the 70’s. Verdict? TRY IN SMALL DOSES!

 This neutral swimsuit cover up and sheer crop top are subtle ways to incorporate the tribal print trend into your wardrobe. Verdict? TRY IN SMALL DOSES!

Sandals are the staple of summer, come in all different colors and styles, and best of all, are super comfortable! Verdict? TRY!

Though the animal print trend is still going strong through summer, celebs have taken this idea to the next level by wearing actual animals on their clothing. I think this is a ridiculous trend that shouldn’t be resurrected from those Navajo wolf tees seen on racks and racks at Goodwill.      Verdict? DON’T TRY!