Tower’s Summer Fashion picks

Claire Koeppen, Bianca Pugliesi, Sarah Stevenson and Audrey Whitaker all '19

  • Espadrilles

Espadrilles are the perfect mix between sandals, flats and sneakers. They’re casual shoes, but can easily be dressed up with a skirt or dress, making them a versatile shoe. Brands such as Soludos are a popular place to buy these shoes. Prices range from $50-$150, but considering the quality and use of the shoe, this is a fair price.

  • Platform shoes

A statement in any outfit, platform shoes have become increasingly popular recently. They come in a variety of styles, such as slip-ons, sneakers, heels and more. The prices of these shoes range from $20-$100, depending on the style and brand. These provide a sense of uniqueness and height.

  • Overalls

A twist on rompers, overalls provide a simple, yet fashionable addition to your closet this summer. They come in a variety of colors and styles, some of the most popular being denim and linen. They can be styled in many different ways: layered, pop of color, or with jewelry. The price of overalls depends on the quality, with brands such as Madewell, Urban Outfitters and Gap.

  • Raw hem denim

This item is definitely a blast to the past. Boyfriend jeans and mom jeans have become a staple in fashion. Whether you pair this outfit with sneakers or espadrilles, this piece is sure to receive compliments. Again, the price of this item varies depending on the brand and quality.

  • Birkenstocks

These sandals have made a big comeback over the past few years. Birkenstocks are comfortable and can be styled in a variety of ways. These shoes can also get wet, so they are perfect for summer activities. In addition, these sandals come in multiple colors and materials. Prices range around $100 depending on the style.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Embroidery

A classic boho look, embroidery has become especially popular recently. Its subtle flair has made it a staple piece that’s perfect for summertime. Embroidered clothing is easy to find, with stores like Urban Outfitters, Anthropologie and Free People being go-tos for this style. Whether it’s on a blouse, shorts, dresses, or even shoes, this design is both fun and versatile, making it a must-have to add to your closet.

  • Jean skirts

Jean skirts are a spring and summer staple. They’re a simple item that you can pair with almost any top. You can find plain skirts, as well as ones with cool embroidery or buttons. They’re great for going out to dinner on summer nights. Because it is such a popular style, most stores have their own renditions of the jean skirt. You can find cheap ones on Romwe or at Forever 21, or nicer quality ones from American Eagle or H&M.

  • Off the shoulder tops

Off-the-shoulder tops are perfect if you are looking to accessorize this summer. You can style them with a necklace or choker to dress up your look, or wear a bralette underneath to make it a bit more casual.

  • Rompers

Rompers are an easy, yet cute outfit for the summer. They come in many different materials, whether it be linen, cotton, etc., which make them a great piece to wear during warmer days during summer vacation. Rompers can also be casual or easily dressed up to make any outfit great. Prices of rompers depend on the quality and style.

  • Mirrored sunglasses

A twist on a summer essential, mirrored sunglasses add a unique aspect to any summer outfit. Some popular brands that have these sunglasses include RayBan and Quay. In addition, these sunglasses come in a variety of styles, such as aviator, oval or wayfarer. Depending on the quality wanted, prices for these range from $20-$150 and over.

  • Silly bandz

A true throwback to the early 2000s, Silly Bandz are an interesting way to add color to your summer outfits. The bracelets come in multiple shapes that make the bandz fun and unique to every person. These bandz are fairly inexpensive; prices for a pack are around $10.

  • Mom jeans/shorts

Mom jeans are an iconic and comfy style that will be seen everywhere this summer. On warmer days, opt for shorts, and for cool nights, opt for jeans. Because mom jeans and shorts are often high-waisted, these bottoms will go great with crop tops.

  • Gingham

Gingham, especially in the color black, can be seen everywhere this season. This pattern is often featured on off-the-shoulder tops and dresses, and will definitely give you some classic down-South summer vibes.

  • Vibrant colors

Vibrant colors like yellow, purple, green and red are going to be staple colors this season. Often referred to as “crayola style,” these colors are sure to make you stand out.

  • Layered t-shirts/tank tops/dresses

Take a trip back to the 90s and 2000s with layered tops and dresses. Although tank tops are considered a summer fashion staple, adding a t-shirt underneath them makes the outfit more interesting. These pieces can be bought separately, which allows for no one to have the same items. Some places to get these pieces include Urban Outfitters, Nordstrom, American Eagle and Target.

  • Monochrome

This look makes a stylish statement while keeping things simple. Whether you choose to go with an all-neutral or all-vibrant outfit, you’re sure to get compliments and look trendy in a monochrome look. Pair this outfit with fun, statement necklaces, bracelets, rings or earrings for a unique, fun, summertime look.

 

  • Fringe

This statement style was back on the runway again this year. Designers like Calvin Klein and Balenciaga have brought a high-end take to this style. However, for an everyday summer look, you can find this style at stores like ASOS.

  • Linen

This material is great for the hot weather of summertime; it’s light, thin and comfortable to have on. All types of clothing come in linen, such as pants, shorts and tops. In addition, this material is easy to style and a fantastic piece to add to any outfit. Prices for this range depending on the brand and type of clothing.