Summer Fashion TRENDS

It’s been BLAZING hot here in Chicago, the weather is finally cooling down, yet we are still Knee Deep in Summer…And, even though I posted about Summer Fashions and trends a few weeks back, I’ve been “inundated” with requests for more Summer fashion info and photos (and in my world, inundate equals 5 requests 🙂 …And here you have it!
Women’s Summer Fashion TRENDS…compliments of Etcetera
Nautical as we know it. Pure Americana. Summers on the Cape. Red, white & blue. Done in one-shoulder stripes, gold-buttoned denim, linen cardi’s, cropped pants, washed jeans, breezy t’s.
How to wear it:
  • Red washed denim jean jacket & ankle-length jean
  • Red jersey deep-V’d dolman-sleeved cardi
  • Red/white cotton voile Florentine print tunic
  • Red/white embroidered washed denim skirt
  • Navy ultralight linen blend tie-belted cardi
  • Navy/marina/white striped one-shoulder tee
  • Cobalt denim slim-leg ankle-length jean
  • Linen white lightweight jersey open cardi
  • White stretch cotton twill cropped pant
We’re crushing on blue. The new go-to hue. Loving it in all its variations. Inky, vivid, classic; striped, printed, mixed. Done in scads of impossibly cool pieces to slip on, over & into.
How to wear it:
  • Ikat print jersey trapeze dress
  • Stretch cotton print sleeveless shift
  • Ultralight linen blend tie-belted cardi
  • Striped jersey one-shoulder tee
  • Curve-trimmed jersey tee
  • Scroll-print tunic-length shirt
  • Draped-neck jersey tee
  • Side-draped animal print skirt
  • Rope-trimmed slubbed pencil skirt
  • Denim slim-leg ankle-length jean
Bare legs. Bronzed shoulders. Sultry. Strappy. South Beach hip. Done with the dancing-in-the-streets vibe of sexy dresses, hot tops, billowy silos, ankle-grazing skirts, gala prints.
How to wear it:
  • Hot house floral strappy wedge dress
  • Crinkled gold metallic sleeveless sheath
  • Abstract silk print strappy patio dress
  • Ikat print jersey pleated trapeze dress
  • Neo-classical print jersey A-line dress
  • Patchwork print jersey strappy tee
  • Zip-trimmed animal jacquard sweater
  • Wood/bone/amber trimmed linen tunic
  • Abstract tile silk print full circle skirt
  • Abstract print long skirt-to-strapless dress
Playful pieces. Icy. Spicy. Girly as all get-out. Find barely-there halters & short-shorts. Pieces riffed with sparkles, ruffles, ruching, tassels; pintucks, gathers, peplums & lace.
How to wear it:
  • Crinkled gold metallic sleeveless sheath
  • Crochet-edged pointelle sweater dress
  • Shimmer jersey halter-styled tee
  • Sequin-striped stretch jersey tee
  • Lace-backed stretch jersey tee
  • Pinstriped jabot-ruffled sleeveless shirt
  • Ruffled voile print drawstring blouse
  • Patterned cotton lace tunic-over-tank
  • Tassel-hemmed full gathered skirt
  • Cuffed slubbled cotton short-short
Behind the seams. It’s a wrap. We’re sculpting simple silos into something fabulous. Pleating, twisting, ruching, gathering & manipulating fabrics to fit like a dream, flatter like mad.
How to wear it:
  • Pleated linen sleeveless dress
  • Gathered cotton voile print shift
  • Seam-detailed cotton twill sheath
  • Ruched crinkled gold metallic sheath
  • Gold-ring-gathered halter-styled tee
  • Ruched one-shoulder striped tee
  • Twist-detailed jersey U-neck sweater
  • Pleated drape-necked jersey tee
  • Pleat-detailed scoopneck sweater
  • Seam-shaped belted fit-and-flare shirt
Men’s Summer Fashion Trends
* Big and Bold – colors, patterns, the look…Big colors Orange, Mustard and Greens
* A Boxy New Suit – you don’t have to spend a fortune on a suit, but make sure it fits well
* A Double-Breasted Blazer – a great staple in your wardrobe
* Fifty Shades of White – bone, off-white, white, pale Grey, taupe,
* Bye Bye Skinny…and skinny jeans really didn’t look good on any man, in my opinion
* Mix it up…colors, fabrics, patterns…but, please do so with style and caution
* Go with the Flow…wear clothes that are loose, yet not baggy
More Men’s Looks I happen to Love!!
And yes these Toms, are indeed, for the Men…but I’d totally wear these with a white blouse or t-shirt and rolled up jeans, and pop it with a red sweater when it got cool!
Dressed to a T is going to be enjoying some time off, so will be posting either more or less often…haven’t decided yet. Guess it depends how the family is behaving. 🙂
Enjoy your summer as well!  And no worries, my iPad is 3G-enabled, so no Wi-Fi is No Problem…and Best Summer Ever is still in full swing!!
And no, this is NOT me, but it does get me in the VACA mood!


  1. Your underwear must be matching today, because you DO have it all together. I love this blog. So many fun photos. I love the kid pics sprinkled in. And I have to go back and take another look of the guy in the white T and jeans, something about that outfit keeps bringing me back to that photo. And the plus models make an appearance today, bravo! Notice they were not featured in your last beach shot, alas, they’ll have their day in the sun, too. Have a wonderful vacation and don’t leave us hanging too long or we’ll be inundating you with requests again.

  2. Loving the curvy girl photos — thank you! As my grandma would say, “when it’s this hot, you can’t get naked enough.” Thanks to fashion forward gurus like you, we can remain fashionistas even when the temp goes north of 90 degrees!

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