Summer Fashion Trends Bring Bright Colors and Positive Vibes | life
It’s time to put away neutral colors, puffer jackets and Lululemon tights. With summer fast approaching, fashion trends have started changing all around.
The color of 2022 is Veri Peri, which will be an obvious color in this summer’s fashion trends.
“There are a lot of purples going on. Hot pink is trending. There are other colors like a lot of pastels, but also really bright colors like red, orange and yellow,” said Natalie Clark, a fourth-year Frisco apparel design and manufacturing student and president of the Hi-Tech Fashion group. “I feel like last summer it was a bit like neutrals. And I think like this summer, everyone wants to have more vibrant colors or shimmery stuff in our wardrobe this year.
Jacob Jolea, a sophomore in apparel design and manufacturing from Cypress, said the ’70s are coming back this summer.
“There will also be a lot of saturated, vibrant colors, whether it’s like tangerine, or even electric purple or kelly green, there will be a lot of them just because we’re looking to see like that as a positive like a splash of color said Jolea, a member of the Hi-Tech Fashion Group. “I really think there will be more lightweight, flowy fabrics. Everyone really likes the 70s hippie look.”
Jolea said these bright colors bring positive vibes that the world needs right now.
“We’re looking for really positive vibes like This is how it is next summer, especially with everything going on with the global pandemic as well as the war and Ukraine,” Jolea said. “I think we’re definitely looking for something positive and often clothes are that outlet.
In addition to bright colors, matching sets, especially workout sets, will be popular this summer, Clark said.
“Matching sets, like one of those workout tops, the matching skirt or the tennis shorts that are really on trend right now,” Clark said. “Or even workout dresses, they’re super trendy. These athletic style dresses, I think, are going to be really big this summer.
As for footwear, Clark said braided heels and chunky heels would be popular for summer events.
Slides are making a comeback as everyday summer footwear, Jolea said.
“I feel like they’re comfortable,” Jolea said. “But people are going to want to bring them back as something they can hang out in because it’s really easy and functional for the summer.”
Jolea said these summer fashion trends have already started spreading, especially via social media.
“I think trends generally spread well. There’s a lot of different ways that spread while they’re bottom up, basically like regular people so that would be your influencers, them starting things off as well as like, top down, whatever like from the track… but certainly spreads a lot through the media and our social media.
Mattison Block, a first-year clothing design and manufacturing student at Argyle and a member of the Hi-Tech Fashion Group, said jewelry trends have also changed.
“It seems like everyone is still really into the trend of gold jewelry and layering gold necklaces and then maybe pearl jewelry as well,” Block said. “I’ve seen a lot of things that have to do with supporting small businesses, and a lot of small businesses doing their own things like beads and jewelry and things like that. So basically like necklaces that you can get in the water with or shower with or something like that. It’s the kind of stuff people want to use for the summer.
As for clothes, Block said she’s been seeing matching sets being dressed up and down this summer.
“It’s so easy, like you can never go wrong with a matching set. You’ll always look well prepared because it looks like you’ve taken a long time to choose something when in reality, it was already made for you,” Block said. “I’ve seen a lot of beach pants like linen pants with a matching linen button down shirt, kind of like the beach blanket, but you can also dress up and go to dinner.”