For summer travellers, peak season runs through August, so we still have plenty of time to be dressing up with newly acquired treasures. Fashionistas and editors have already expressed their views on what is on-trend and surely on their wish list. From the looks of the moment to those of lasting impressions, designer clothes infuse your wardrobe with magic. We recently saw many of those cool & luxe outfits during the Couture Week in Paris. A statement piece is always one to keep in your closet for the next special occasion, whether evening or daytime. Bold colors and prints, exaggerated details and silhouettes, as well as lots of sparkle are among the ideas presented at the Metropolitan Museum in NYC in the ‘Camp’ fashion exhibition of the Costume Institute. Get inspired by fantasy and enjoy!
Color & Ruffle
Streetstyle-wise a bold-colored ruffle silhouette can’t pass unnoticed. It is highly photographable and Instagrammable. Starting with this bright yellow Kate Spade New York Sleeveless Tiered Poplin Midi Dress you will realize that color is just a small leap forward. Next thing to master is the allure of red with this flamenco-inspired Halston Heritage One-Shoulder Flounce Mini Dress. New-level challenge can be met with the pink Ulla Johnson Goldie Daffodil Print One-Shoulder Blouse.
It is so hard to pull off a boho chic look. Most ladies avoid to experiment with it in an urban setting. With asymmetric hem and a front-placket bodice, this Sandro Science Bandana Print Midi Dress doubles as cocktail dress and vacay look. Beaded dresses and woven shoes are making waves. They will pair well with this Tory Burch Serena Printed Silk Dress. Last but not least, embrace the oriental or gypsy aesthetics with this richly printed Alice + Olivia Katz Sunburst Pleated Maxi Skirt.
Crochet & Guipure Lace
For parties and receptions, summer lace is among the cherished materials. It has great sheerness and texture. Plus, it is timeless and elegant. Our favorite is this Alice + Olivia Imani Cap-Sleeve Lace Fit & Flare Dress basically because the pattern almost looks like painting. Intricate lace paneling is surely the great merit of this flirty Ted Baker London Nacii Structured Lace Cold-Shoulder Midi Dress. Summer is here and if you are embarking on dating people, try this Alexis Fala Lace Midi Dress with stiletto heels.
Patchwork & Color-Blocking
These two techniques are often used in combination with other motifs or just own their own. They instantly give the look and artisanal feel without necessarily being that. From the archives of an iconic brand we admire the patchwork effect of this Escada Sport Printed Silk-Blend Blouse. Combined with a jacquard motif, the color-blocking of this Alice + Olivia Lupe Long Patchwork Jacquard Kimono is one of a kind. Runway-worthy too, this Tory Burch Bianca Patchwork Waist Tie Dress will be your perfect companion during island getaways.
The Magnitude of DVF
Whatever the destination, Diane is still the designer that defines the cosmopolitan vacay look. The wrap dress from the 70s gets reinvented in this Diane von Furstenberg Phoenix Wrap Mesh Dress. An expert in such nature-inspired prints, she applies similar principles in this versatile Diane von Furstenberg Alexia Floral-Print Wrap Top. The evolution of the classics comes finally with this Diane von Furstenberg Franca Crawling Chain Tie-Neck Dress. Get ready!