Consult a fashion expert
Juniper James blogger Kari Shipman stages an intervention on your summer wardrobe
42. Consult a fashion expert
All right, Sacto, let’s not disappoint the city’s premier fashion blogger. Burn your cargo shorts stat, bros. Who’s storing anything in those dumb, baggy pockets, anyway? And ladies, send your busted flip-flops and faded tank tops back to the hell they came from. It’s time to get sharp. Heed Kari Shipman’s advice:
I dig the hat you’re wearing on SN&R’s cover. I’m so tired of boring and trendy hats.
A great summer hat option for girls is a sturdy floppy sun hat. It adds interest and drama to a simple running-around-town look, but is also versatile enough to stick in your beach bag or get a little dirty on your camping trip.
What is the fashion trend of the summer?
For girls, keep it bright and bold—color is major for summer. … If you need help deciding which colors are on trend right now, neons are at the top of the list. We’re also seeing a lot of vintage-inspired cuts and primary colors on dresses and swimwear. So chic.
And for dudes?
Color as well! … For those brave enough to do so, mixing prints has become a popular trend as well. Just make sure they go well together.
What trend should just go away and die?
For the guys, it’s not a trend, it’s an unfortunate wardrobe staple: lose the long, frumpy cargo shorts. Please.
For the girls, you can do better than flip-flops and tank tops. Throw a lace or sheer top over your tank to add volume and interest while still keeping cool. Layer a bright bandeau underneath a cutout top. For go-to easy shoes, opt for sandals instead.
Is there a style you wish would catch on?
Ascot ties or bow ties thrown into a casual look. Quirky-nerdy is the new suave.
How do you like to dress?
Pairing distressed, embellished denim cutoffs with sheer tops, bandeaus and sandals. A lot of local designers are doing their own take on cutoffs, converting vintage high-waisted jeans, and the shops can barely keep them in stock.
What do you like your man to wear?
Fitted pieces—not tight, but tailored—are always the most flattering, no matter his size or what the item. A guy who embraces his shape and personality in buying pieces that fit him well is always in style. And invest in a nice watch. It matters.
Who are the Sacto “trendsetters”?
Loressa Hutchinson (www.lonsac.com); vintage-inspired adorableness by Skylar Mundy (www.skyelarkbirdy.com) and Mary Van Note (www.maryvannote.com/blog); cutouts, sheer tops and bandeaus by Tracy Mitchell (www.gooddayhoward.com) and Jennifer Beile (www.seekingstyleblog.wordpress.com). And there’s the girl who covers all the fashion-forward mavens and trends, Erin Sierchio (www.bowsandsparrows.com).