Dress To Impress

Dress+To+Impress

Taylor Morris

With only four weeks left in school, shorts and tank tops are becoming increasingly popular around Palos Verdes High School. But to really define style this summer, here are a few key pieces to complement any wardrobe!

1.The “Flowy” Pant- As a favorite for many, flowy pants are a great addition to summer closets. Comfortable, affordable and cute, these bohemian print pants make any simple top pop.  Great for summer barbecues or a day at the beach, these pants are a definite go to during the summer.

2.Color Block Bikinis- Starting with the very popular Triangl bikinis, color block bikinis are making a huge splash this summer.  The color block is a great way to show off a tan at the beach.  For more affordable ways to pull off this style, stores such as Target and Forever 21 are also bringing these trends to market.

3.Lace Halter Bras- Already a popular item at Palos Verdes High School, lace halter bras are a good way to style a simple outfit.  While they add a nice contrast to clothing such as rompers and sun dresses, they can also be worn solo with a pair of high waisted shorts and cardigan.

4.Wayfarer Sunglasses- Since the sun is out, a must-have is the perfect pair of shades. The classic Wayfarer shape not only compliments almost every face shape and matches nicely with summer outfits, but also is available in most stores.

5.Denim Shorts- These are nothing new to summer style, but they are definitely a go to. Some favorite brands for this summer are One Teaspoon and Free People, which offer high quality pairs of shorts that will last forever.

6.Crochet Tops- A very bohemian and festival-appropriate look, crochet tops are a terrific way to make any outfit look beachy.  Perfect to pair with the aforementioned denim shorts, crochet tops are great for a day at the beach, shopping with girlfriends, or any day in between.

  1. summerfashion-0061One Piece Swimsuits- Making a surprising comeback this summer, fashionable and flattering one pieces can be found at stores such as Frankie’s Bikinis and Moana Bikini. Even cute to pair with shorts, one pieces are simple and comfortable, but beware of weird tan lines.

8.T-Shirt Dresses- While comfortable and casual, t-shirt dresses are adorable key pieces in all summer wardrobes.  Perfect to pair with a denim jacket and boots, they are great for a night at the movies or for a date.

9.Halter Rompers- Sticking with the halter theme, halter-top rompers are a cute alternative to normal summer dresses. They are also a great way to show off that favorite bandeau.  The halter-top romper is a definite favorite this summer.

10.Woven Floppy Hats- Floppy Hats are a perfect way to accessorize all outfits this summer.  Ditching the usual trucker hat for a chic and sophisticated look, this is a style to rock on almost any occasion.  From festivals to a day at the beach to shopping 3rd Street, floppy hats will bring together any summer outfit.

Whatever plans are lined up this summer, these key items will be perfect for almost any occasion.  So with only a little time left, make sure to hit the mall and grab a few of these essential pieces!