Summer Trends to Try: Week 5

I will be posting two summer trends for you to try in preparation for the official first day of summer (June 21st!)

T-back bikini tops.  These bathing suits are a modern twist on the traditional string bikini, which first made its debut in the 1970s.  The T-back design features a strap that comes around to meet at the back of the neck and then extends down to meet the lower strap, creating a “T” shape.  It draws attention to shoulders, arms, and even the lower back.  (Think of it as the racerback of bathing suits.)  Try a thicker center strap in a bold print or a thinner strap that contrasts with your bottoms to make a statement.

Try these:

coolspotters.com

coolspotters.com

by Victoria’s Secret

wanelo.com

wanelo.com

by Asos

Clear beach totes.  Transparency is the latest trend to hit the fashion world, and it is popping up everywhere.  Instead of the classic straw or canvas beach bag, opt for a see-through option with straps in punchy colors or patterns.  Pack your bag with cute beach accessories, including a fun beach towel and sunscreen.  Then grab your umbrella, and let the contents of your bag tell everyone where you’re headed for the day!  Also, don’t be afraid to use a transparent tote as double-duty: it can punch up a simple outfit instantly when worn as a handbag.

Try these:

by Tory Burch

forever21.com

forever21.com

by Forever 21

This post was originally published on Tumblr on June 13, 2013.

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