The summer is starting the really hot up, which means more nights out in the cool summer breeze. It can be easy to focus on jazzing up our summer day wear to show off your newly tanned physiques however, this can often leave us stuck for evening wear. Let’s not neglect our party looks this summer with these stunning 2013 summer trends.
Dazzle on the dance floor with a gold statement dress as seen at the Michael Kors, Jenny Packham and Suno shows. If you prefer a more casual evening style, take a look at Michael Kors’ gold mini number with sequin sparkles and a gold waist band to add shape and extra glamour. Want something slightly dressier? Jenny Packham’s long, gold vintage number with an all over floral motif is a perfect template for a sophisticated evening look. Chunky statement jewellery was everywhere at this year’s spring and summer shows. A chunky necklace can be an easy and affordable way to inject some extra style like this geometric necklace from Topshop. Finally add some killer heels like these peep toe shoes from Next to complete the look.
Black and White Chic
You don’t have to look far this summer to spot a great black and white piece. Designers went mad for monochrome this year with head to toe stripes, colour block and every pattern you could imagine. Alexander Wang updated this classic style by teaming oversized shirts and dresses with stunning cut out leather sandals whilst others opted for more classic looks with houndstooth and floral patterns. Black and white is the perfect combo for a glowing tan. A simply black and white jacket like this one from Mango can work well throughout the day and into the evening. Simply add some bright red lipstick and a pair of sky-high heels to some skinny jeans for a casual yet stylish outfit on the tiles.
Every wardrobe needs a staple maxi dress or two. The all purpose maxi dress can be worn at the beach, during lazy days with friends in the sunshine as well as in the evening for cocktails and nibbles. Choose from an array of patterns and styles to suit you, from floaty floral prints to colourful tie die and glitzy sequins. Team a plain maxi like this one from Warehouse with some 1920’s unique jewellery pieces with bold geometric patterns in silver or a Rachel Boston gold statement ring. Alternatively, why not make a stunning print the focus of the look? This colourful number from Religion needs no accessories to make an impact.
Angelic in White
Top stars at the Cannes Film Festival, including Aishwarya Rai and Carey Mulligan, showed us that a white evening look doesn’t have to look bridal. Both of these celebs dazzled in floor length numbers, both with a figure hugging fit with modern detailing. Steer clear from bridal like Carey by adding a daring lip colour and keeping frills, lace and accessories to a minimum. A bright hand bag and shoes can also work well to jazz up an outfit, like these stunning fuchsia heels from Topshop.
Author: Gemma Bennets is a freelance content writer from London. Her passions include art, fashion photography and mango sorbet.