Jul 5

5 fashion trends to embrace this summer

Dining al fresco, concerts in the park and warm nights perfect for making memories – hello, summer!

Hope all of you had a wonderful holiday weekend. Ours was filled with cookouts and trying to see some fireworks (only medium success, unfortunately). But now it really feels like summer, and we’re staring into our closets trying to figure out just how we’re going to dress for all of the fun seasonal activities we have planned for the weeks ahead!

We peeked into Scout & Molly’s the other day, and asked them to help us pick out a few “greatest hits” of summer 2016. And did they oblige! There’s so many great finds in Scout & Molly’s that it’s hard to narrow down our favorites, but we picked Teresa, the owner’s brain, on the top trends of summer 2016. Check it out below and get that shopping wish list handy.


1. Off-the-shoulder everything



Don’t be afraid to show a little skin! Remember : confidence is key. We’re seeing a lot of pieces with exposed shoulders that show the perfect amount of flirtation, while still keeping it classy. Think “boho-chic” in both dresses and tops. Extra bonus? These pieces are almost weightless, so they won’t take up a lot of room in those weekender bags you pack for the shore.


2. White, lacy and ladylike




The one summer staple you absolutely must have (aside from a good pair of shades) is anything lacy. From dresses to tops – and even bottoms – lace brings an air of romance perfect for long summer nights. For chillier evenings, a lacy top with a sleeve can speak volumes when paired with a fitted ankle pant that emphasizes the top’s intricacy.


3. Vibrant, printed dresses




A light, airy print dress is all you need to throw on for a hot summer day. Pair with sandals or wedges, and you can take the dress from day to evening in a matter of minutes. And whether you’re seeking a sundress or something office-appropriate, sunny, happy prints are the way to go : they’ll brighten your mood, instantly!


4. Shades and accessories


Okay, these might be the summer staple. A good pair of sunglasses will take you far in the summer months. They’re important for protective purposes (make sure you get a pair with UV!), and act as an additional component to your entire outfit. Pair the right sunglasses with floaty, delicate gold jewelry and you’re essentially an Instagram style star in the making.

5. Denim cutoffs

Backyard cookouts, lazy days at the beach, summer concerts with a good picnic spread – is there anything that’s not improved by the perfect pair of denim shorts? You’ll know the right pair when you find them – soft and slightly frayed, hugging your curves in all the right places, and insanely comfortable. It’s an art form.



For more looks, fashion tips and private shopping events, be sure to stop by Scout & Molly’s!