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Summer’s over, yet the season’s fashion trends prevail

As the weather clings to summer, so is fashion

Summer’s over, yet the season’s fashion trends prevail

Student Ofy Jacobs displays the floral themes and prints that swept summer away.

Fashion this summer was all about being bold and making yourself present. From color to texture, designers surely knew how to incorporate these to create trendy pieces. Here are the pieces used to make a statement that will perhaps prevail this upcoming fall season.

Sleeves

Let’s start with sleeves. We traveled to the Shakespearean era with dramatic and creative sleeves that appeared on items ranging from dresses to sweatshirts and blouses. They definitely add statement to any look. Check out all the various types of sleeves, including rows of ruffles, bell sleeves, bishop sleeves and balloon sleeves, so you don’t miss out this season.

Ruffles

Who doesn’t love ruffles? We surely saw plenty of them this summer. They tend to add a feminine yet mysterious feel to the overall outfit. Ruffles are fun to wear and the best part is you can pair them with everything. This key trend was seen mainly in necklines, skirts and blouses; however an item that really stood out are these Kenneth Cole Reaction sandals.

Text

Words of encouragement and neutral colors are two factors that many designers combined to create simple yet powerful pieces. Used to convey strong messages, these statement articles were mainly tees seen throughout the summer. With slogans such as “We Should All Be Feminists” or “No Smile, No Service,” designers Christian Dior and Stella McCartney, respectively, mastered the art of creating a strong abstract message from a clear yet precise visual.

Florals

You can never go wrong with florals. This trend has endured for a while now, and it never seems to disappear. This summer, floral patterns appeared mainly in collaboration with neutral colors. It also showed in embroidery, mainly decorating jeans and dresses. Check out this “Ultimate Floral Gallery,” which depicts the various ways floral patterns have been used in previous seasons.

Color

Last but definitely not least, vibrant and bright colors were everywhere this summer. From hot-pink boots to mustard-yellow leather jackets, mixing and matching hot colors with simple and neutral “under pieces,” like shorts, skirts and even dresses, was a major trend this summer. This Zara leather jacket is to die for.

Fall is a time for neutral colors and comfy sweaters, so most of the trends will be different, but some summer trends may last more than just a fad.

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