What started off in 2008 as the Crochet Knit Boots Trend has turned into an entire crochet revolution! I’ve been seeing crocheted items in almost every clothing store I’ve been in. From Target to Forever 21, it’s become clear that crocheted accents are one of the hottest trends for Summer 2009.
An easy way to incorporate this trend into your wardrobe is with simple crocheted back tanks. They are perfect for wearing with all your shorts and skirts this summer, but they won’t break the bank. Avon.com offers a 2 pack (1 white, 1 black) for only $19.99. So you can be sporting the crocheted trend with money leftover to splurge on the next few trends below.
One hot trend this Summer is Boyfriend Jeans. In Spring we saw lots of hot pieces that were borrowed from the boys, but as the months have passed, it has fizzled back down to slouchy, relaxed boyfriend jeans. The key to pulling off this look is to balance menswear pieces with something feminine. Try a wearing your boyfriend jeans rolled up with a simple v-neck tee and a feminine necklace. Get outfit ideas from Denise Richards and Sarah Jessica Parker who seem to be paving the way for this comfy trend.
Summer is all about bold, bright colors! The hottest and easiest way to start sporting this look is to wear one brightly colored item and pair with white or other neutrals to cool it down. There are so many ways to incorporate bright colors into your wardrobe. China Glaze has a great new collection of super hot nail lacquers in 12 fabulous shades. You can also find some brightly colored jewelry in Avon’s new Summer 2009 collection. If you’re really brave, consider sporting some bright yellow shoes! Pink is probably the most popular and fun color to wear in the Summer. Rock a bright pink manicure with a colorful Maxi Dress for a chic and youthful look that works for almost anybody.
This season, flirty silhouettes laden with rich hued tribal prints and bold patterns are showing up everywhere. There is a twist to the look however; many are pairing their Boho dresses with sweet cardigans and nixing flats for chunky heels or gladiators. A good boho print can be great for the office (toned down with a sensible cardigan or blazer), date night or lunch with the ladies. Bohemian looks of old were somewhat sexy and sultry, accented with leather jackets and biker boots. This season we’re aiming for sweet and eclectic with chunky heels and soft colors to take it down a notch. Also there’s a ton of mixing and matching of the cultural prints. African and Oriental prints are marrying happily together whether it be mixing and matching as dresses and belts or tops and skirts.
The ever gorgeous and super talented Rihanna was recently spotted in Balmain Studded Crystal Sandals and oh my goodness, are they gorgeous! These crystal and stud encrusted heels were pretty much the only shoe worn on the Balmain Spring 2009 runway and celebrities everywhere took note. Some celebs recently spotted in these shoes include Molly Sims, Jennifer Connelly, Audrina Partridge, Kelly Clarkson, Gemma Arterton and more. These sandals have quickly become the must-have shoe of the season. You can get some fabulous knock-offs for as little as $25! Check it out >>