Your Guide to Sustainable Summer Fashion Trends

As summer approaches, our brains start to wonder: what's in style? What colors are we wearing after Memorial Day? Are patterns in this year?

Well, while we love a good seasonal trend, sustainability will never go out of style. So, let's explore some amazing summer fashion trends that just won't quit, ensuring you can shop now and be prepared for many seasons to come!

The Elegance of Whites

White clothing epitomizes sophistication and lends an air of effortless elegance to any ensemble. When focusing on a specific color like white, you have the freedom to choose clothing that is not only comfortable but compatible with your body type. Aim for lightweight materials such as mesh, linen, or breathable cotton to maintain a summer feel. 

Here’s an example:
You can’t go wrong with a flowy white dress when building a summer wardrobe. It serves as the perfect foundation, versatile enough to adapt to various occasions. Layer a light jean jacket over it for chilly nights at the beach, or pair it with high-top Converse for a laid-back look. For a more refined appearance, accessorize with espadrilles and jewelry to elevate your ensemble.

The Linen Legacy

Linen holds a distinct allure during the summer months. Renowned for its breathability and understated luxury, linen exudes effortless sophistication. Linen serves as a perfect example of a conscious choice to embrace slow fashion and indulge in pieces that promise enduring style season after season.

Try this out:
Linen can be a bit tricky to style. It lacks stretchability, making it less forgiving. So, let's keep it simple and opt for a loose-fitting shirt. A neutral, long-sleeved button-down is the perfect layering piece as a light jacket or on its own with the sleeves rolled up. A linen t-shirt or tank is instantly elevated and goes equally well with shorts, skirts, or slacks for the office.

The Versatility of Shorts

While denim shorts may be the first thing that comes to mind, the options for short fabrics are limitless. Whether you opt for tailored shorts for a polished look or embrace the bohemian vibe with crochet or lace, shorts allow you to express your individuality while staying cool and comfortable during the summer months.

Let’s get your creative juices flowing:
Patterns may seem intimidating, but you don’t have to shy away from them. Try incorporating patterned shorts, such as stripes or florals, to add a touch of individuality to your wardrobe. And don't worry–it doesn't have to look over the top. You can easily pair your statement shorts with neutral and solid colors for a balanced and stylish ensemble.

Don’t Forget to Refresh Your Swimwear

We've all heard the saying, "All bodies are summer bodies," and that sentiment rings just as true for swimwear. The best swimwear of the summer is the kind that makes you feel most confident! Rock a bikini, showcase your one-piece, or don a gorgeous cover-up—comfort is always on trend.

Hope this helps:
Bright colors are where it's at! I know you might be thinking, "How can bright colors be timeless?" But let's take a trip down memory lane to the 1970s when ladies rocked bold colors and florals with confidence. Now, fast-forward to the 2010s, when color blocking was all the rage. Bright colors are back and here to stay. They look fabulous on any skin tone so don't hesitate to add a pop of color to your swimwear collection this summer!

Your Accessories Matter

Turn your summer wardrobe up a notch by adding statement accessories that reflect your unique style. Whether it's an oversized straw hat or an artisanal woven bag, each accessory contributes to the story your outfit tells. Bold earrings and layered necklaces serve as the perfect finishing touches to your sustainable summer aesthetic.

At Clothes Mentor, we believe in giving you the freedom to play with textures and patterns, allowing you to create a wardrobe that is not only trendy but also authentically you. There's something for every curious fashionista, and we're excited to help you celebrate individuality, creativity, and conscientious living. Let's make a statement this summer and every summer to come! Shop online or come by and see us in person at a location near you.
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