Summer came earlier this year - which means it's time to remember those things in which it will be pleasant to spend the next couple of months. Some of them will probably be found when parsing a wardrobe (we advise you not to put it off - save time and money on shopping), the rest can be found on swaps and in stores. We will tell you what to look for.
Text: Tanya Reshetnik
Sandals with thin straps
Sandals with small heels with barely noticeable straps flicker everywhere - this is perhaps the main shoe of this summer, which has not been ignored by any large fashion houses, indie brands, or the mass market. You can also look for your pair in vintage stores - neat sandals with a glass-heel can be found in a selection of things from the 70s or 90s.
Things from left to right: Mango, Vagabond, By Far
Lingerie style skirts
Following the combinations and silk tops with thin straps, the designers recalled midi skirts made of smooth flowing fabric. Both pastel shades and saturated colors like fuchsia or purple are held in high esteem. If you want to support reasonable consumption, but even without a summer hit, life is not nice, take a look at a selection of vintage showrooms - some of them offer silk petticoats, which were supposed to be worn under a dress before, but today you can safely wear it with a top with ribbons or a T-shirt.
Things from left to right: Lee Mathews, Monki, Nanushka
Running versions and even shoes resembling football boots are in a hurry to replace massive sneakers. Such models appeared this spring at Balenciaga, Prada and Fendi, but look for real running shoes from specialized brands - they are really comfortable to play sports, and not just stroll along the boulevards during the next round of urban renovation.
Things from left to right: ASICS, Vetements x Reebok, Balenciaga
In summer, the last thing you want to do is fit into a business suit or closed dress. A life-saving alternative for those whose employers are not ready to compromise on the dress code will be office shorts - knee-length, with an arrow and in thick fabric. And the conventions are met, and it's not hot! For the city, this is also a suitable option - just change the shirt to a top with thin straps, and the pumps - to sandals with straps (see above).
Things from left to right: Rokh, Zara, Theory
Sports things in the city have not been surprising for a long time - today both the mass market and expensive brands have their own lines of things for an active life, and bicycles and jogging shorts can be seen not only with sneakers, but also paired with mules. This summer, sportswear in all shades of lilac and purple is in special honor - which generally fits into the trend for pastel colors.
Things from left to right: adidas Originals, Monki, Kappa
It all started with that very little Jacquemus, which spawned a lot of memes about what could fit in a clutch of this size. Other designers do not stay away from the micro trend, but offer more realistic versions of mini bags. We advise you to rely on those models that will fit at least keys with a phone and a credit card.
Things from left to right: Mango, Maison Etnad, Jacquemus
Transparent fabric in summer is the same common technique as a floral print for spring, but that is why it is no less beloved by designers. The dresses, through which the underwear can be seen, have been supplemented this season by fine mesh pants (there are many similar models at ASOS), translucent bicycles and sweatshirts. The 90s and do not think to retreat, however, in 2019 it is better to combine transparent tops with rough denim or sweatpants, and not shiny mini.
Things from left to right: Zara, Self-Portrait, Dries Van Noten
One-piece and one-piece swimsuits made of fabric "in elastic" are found everywhere this summer. We vote for bright colors and patterns, and we advise you to rely on professional sports brands if you plan to practice in such a swimsuit in the pool (chlorinated or otherwise purified water is aggressive towards fabrics).For a short vacation, the option from the mass market is suitable - fortunately, today you can find a model to your liking in Oysho, and in H&M, and in Zara.
Things from left to right: H&M (1, 2), Monki, Reina Olga
Another inevitable summer acquisition. The advantages of a wrap-around dress are obvious: it is convenient to wear it to the beach, thrown over a swimsuit, it is appropriate to wear it in the city, and you can easily pump it into a party look with a couple of noticeable accessories. Floral prints, plain fabrics, geometric patterns or animal prints - there are no limits this summer.
Things from left to right: Mother of Pearl, & Other Stories, Rebecca Taylor
Jewelry with shells
Do you associate shell jewelry with relaxation? If you don't want to immerse yourself in childhood too deeply, choose jewelry with gilded shells and pearls - these look sleeker and suit those who are accustomed to a business dress code.
Things from left to right: Urban Outfitters, Aurélie Bidermann, & Other Stories
Once a purely utilitarian work thing - today on the catwalks and store shelves. Designers never forget about the hits of the 2000s and only slightly change the silhouette and details. Cargo pants this summer are supposed to be worn with sandals with thin straps, translucent tops and flower blouses. And the abundance of roomy pockets is especially valuable when microbags designed only for lipstick and a credit card are held in high esteem.
Things from left to right: Topshop, Sies Marjan, Ksubi
PHOTOS: Zara, Mango, Topshop, Matchesfashion, H&M, Net-A-Porter, Need Supply Co., Vagabond, Monki, ASICS, ITK Kit, & Other Stories, Urban Outfitters, Topshop