I am mostly a summer dresser by nature (winter philosophy: throw sweater over same dress, throw large coat over that, CON SELF INTO BEING WARM; it works super well you can guess) but summer trends, especially those of the past two years, are incredible because they’ve pledged their devotion to the idea that 2/3 of a dress (or other clothing) is still a dress (or other clothing). Which as someone who likes channeling their inner head!Six appeals tremendously and also adds ventilation in the hot summer months. I like this summer’s high waisted shorts (or skirts)/croptop pairs, I like loose swingy blousy sleeveless crop tops (or backless/low-backed tops, I’ve been seeing on the street, which, for the record, underwear philosophy goes: fuck it everyone knows you’re wearing a bra you might as well make it cheerfully electric in color) and I like ones that are just tight shirts but less of the shirt. Shamelessness is on-trend, which I love both because I am in fact shameless and because I live in a non-airconditioned apartment in NYC so FUCK CLOTHES MOSTLY.
The silhouettes are surprisingly sleek/geometric, which I appreciate. High waisted things make you look less naked—which is far less about modesty than the idea of how your clothes look when put together. High waisted shorts/skirts look like they’ve met your top. And I don’t like high waisted pants—I think it’s more pant than strictly necessary—but I do like shorts of that kind, they do great conwork in moving your legs higher and dramatising waists. Or they’re flouncy sundresses, maybe with extra ventilation, maybe without, who cares, walking around in flouncy skirts equips you to take on the world especially if you’re playing the right music. Either way, stack it all on top of comfy heels or cool flats and kill anyone in your path.
Also I’d say bright colors but I’m a hypocrite, I have a lot of accidental summer blacks. But there are loads of bright colors on OFFER and I like OBNOXIOUS LIPSTICK COLOURS (scarlet coral neon noise) and at the very least more of your shoes get the option of being bright and ridiculous, which you should absolutely take advantage of. Basically, be the bird of paradise you’ve always wanted to be.