As Minnesotans, we learn to value and appreciate every day of the summer - even if it means a rainy day. Having to go through a long winter, we grasp on to our vitamin D benefits, for they are very limited. Nevertheless, our “short and sweet” summertime still allows us enough time to fall in love with newly discovered items. I am currently crushing on 10 of the summer trends of 2019 that are adorable and of course, practical. Let’s get down to the specifics!
My TOP favorite summer trend is easy, breezy, and comfortable fabric! I enjoy wearing pure cotton or light linen during steamy days for they keep me cool and contained. This is why my favorite way to dress my child is natural, skin-friendly options. It is very important to have breath-ability without having to worry about excess sweating. Natural fabrics allow you to look chic without having to compromise comfort.
Leaving the house without sunscreen is forbidden in our household. I always have access to our sunscreen that remains in the stroller. We also have one in our house in case we leave the stroller behind. Since sunscreen is required to be applied directly to the skin, look out for toxic ingredients. Anything you put on your skin is being absorbed into your body. Try to stick with natural and organic ingredients on the label. You will live longer.
In 2019, girls and women really focus on having good hair and good hair accessories! I like a well groomed face. Adding a headband, hair tie, or hair clips to your hair completes the final look. I remember when growing up, my mom would always make us wear bows on our head even if we were just chilling at home. Wearing a decent outfit without decent hair is like doing life alone. Things don’t feel quite complete.
Light wash denim to the rescue! I understand that it can get way too toasty to even think about wearing denim in the summer. However, for summer night bonfires, or a quick coffee stop, a good pair of jeans is your trusted companion. A classic pair of light wash denim can be paired in various ways as a fashion staple. I always return to classic, effortless styles because they are timeless.
The other summer trend that I’ve adapted are the puff shoulder sleeves. I feel super girly when my sleeves are big and bouncy. It’s a fun way to hide my “barely there” biceps and pretend like there IS something there. I believe that a statement piece like puff sleeves really elevates an outfit. They bring drama into our not-so-dramatic life.
Although floral is the signature pattern for the summer season, I absolutely admire gingham. Gingham is usually made from lightweight cotton or cotton blend yarn. Gingham can certainly be used for clothing, shoes, bags, and accessories. My newest gingham purchase is a headband from Anthropologie. Considering how versatile it’s pattern and color, it can be easily mixed and matched. I love accessible items!
Everyone is raving about how the old fashion style is making its way back into our lives. In fact, for many years now.... That means high - waist bikinis and one-piece bathing suits are once again being made irresistibly charming! Your beach look can now appear more elegant and chic. For all the women who don’t know what they want, your answer is before you (referring to The Notebook.) When the rest of the world is becoming more modern, we want the fashion style to be more vintage.
Speaking of beaches, direct sunlight to the head can leave you with a heat stroke. Trust me, I’ve been there! Lucky for us, we have access to purchasing pretty, sun blocking, and VERY practical straw hats. I vote for splurging on your straw hat because if you count all of the times you will wear it, it is more than worth it. That sounds like a deal to me!
When it comes to buying sneakers, I regularly catch myself eyeing at the white pairs. They are clean. They are simple. They do not limit you in coordinating. No matter what time of the year it is, I will always own a pair of white kicks! They are simply my all-time favorites.
Last, but not least, the lady inside of me is grateful to the fashion industry for keeping midi-skirts on the market. That means I can confidently show up to a “big girl event” and feel great about my appearance. I love wearing satin midi-skirts with sneakers, heels, or even loafers. Sweatshirts are soul mates of satin midi-skirts. They incredibly versatile and pleasantly comfortable.
Thanks for being interested in my 2019 summer favorites! Let me know if are loving these trends as well; or enlighten me on your other favorites. Xoxo!