Summer Fashion Forecast

Today I want to share with you the current, hottest fashion & beauty trends and the best ways to rock them. I was completely and 100% inspired to write this after attending the Taylor'd For You Fashion Show this past weekend. Hosted by local rising fashion star, Taylor Mobley, the show was a blast with a cocktail hour, raffle, and fashion from both men's and women's boutiques here in San Antonio. The backdrop for the evening was the sexy Hotel Valencia (their hotel restaurant would make a great date night! *clears throat*). Attendees could feel great about taking part since all proceeds benefited our San Antonio chapter Dress for Success!

 My favorite collection from the event; the pieces featured are from Adelante Boutique.

My favorite collection from the event; the pieces featured are from Adelante Boutique.

So, without further ado, here are a few trends you'll be seeing this summer:

  • Embroidery: As you can see in the collection above, embroidery is a big trend currently (along with pom poms). I personally think it's an adorable trend that anyone can successfully rock. The pieces pictured above can be found in store at Adelante Boutique. I also found some great pieces to rock to the office, while running errands, or on weekend adventures
  • Sexy Shoulders: Guys, time for some honesty. This is my least favorite current trend. But I have to share it, because it's literally THE HOTTEST trend of the summer. I used to rock a strapless bra no problem, anytime, for any outfit. But my post-partum gals are just NOT here for it, they need more support than a strapless bra offers. I am so stinkin' jealous of allllllll the bloggers I follow who rock strapless tops and dresses... alas, I just value comfort too much at this age and stage. Besides that, I honestly have never loved my shoulders (they just look bony and awkward to me... one of the reasons I adamantly refused to wear a strapless wedding dress). All of that aside, if you're comfortable with your shoulders and have a great strapless bra in your possessions, I've found some extra adorable shoulder numbers. Check it out: a chambray dress and this bell-sleeved beauty.
  • Warm Tones: This is one of the biggest summer beauty trends. Warm tones are where it's at for summer makeup looks, and a red-toned brown can be worn 5 different ways, transitioning beautifully from daytime at the office to a sexy date night. My current favorite warm-toned eye shadow palette is the Smashbox Cover Shot Eye Palette Ablaze (bonus: this palette was formulated without parabens, sodium lauryl sulfate, phthalates, fragrance and talc!). I think my next beauty purchase will have to be the Tarte Clay Play palette featuring every warm neutral a beauty blogger could ever need. 
  • Tropical Prints: This one is most likely on its way out, but I am a sucker for bold, bright patterns during the warmest months of the year! Check out these cute items I found featuring palm leaves, tropical birds, and this floral tie-front. I also lervv this Palm Leaf Two Piece and tropical backpack for summer adventures to the beach/pool! Complete any summertime look with this tropical cuff from Wanderlust + Co.

P.S. Here's what I wore to the event:

 Top: J. Crew, Skirt: Loft, Earrings: Kendra Scott, Shoes: Urban Outfitters 

Top: J. Crew, Skirt: Loft, Earrings: Kendra Scott, Shoes: Urban Outfitters 

That's all for now beauties. Let me know in the comments what trends you're adoring this summer!

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