Summer Trends from Art Therapi

Art Therapi co-founders Jason and Stephanie tell you what to wear and how to pull it off this summer.

The most important thing to keep in mind whilst considering a trend is if it suits you. Fashion after all is all about making ourselves look good, a great trend will do you no good if it doesn't fit your physique or complexion. Luckily designer's know this, and therefore every season there are always multiple trends we can follow.

So without much fuss, here are our ten tips for looking in trend this summer.

1) The Printed Ones

Always one to make an impression bold prints and graphics leave room for you to express you character, allowing creativity while still keeping in trend. From monochromatic prints, to soft hues and bold brights and let's not forget the stripes, there's a slim chance you won't find the right one for you.

2) The Neutral Palette

As we know nude can be a bit unforgiving at times. However don't fret, this season this trend has offered us an array of different tones, we've got the classic nudes for someone with a darker complexion and also the warmer nudes, in hues of peach and copper not to mention the mix of warm and cool grays. Mix it up with statement accessories in brighter colours and you've got a confident sophisticated look going for you.

3) The Maxi

A staple of Australian summer, the maxi dress will always be a favorite. An item that has endless possibilities of being dressed up or down. Although size does matter and if you are vertically challenged, like myself, you may want to keep to the models with less volume and larger necklines. If all else fails, heels are always there to save the day.

4) The White Ones

As opposed to the classic shirt and tee, this year white is a full look on its own. It's a trend worth investing in as it will also be present in the coming seasons. Looks great with a tan, and one of the easiest looks to accessorize.

5) The Soft Silhouettes

For those who found the skinny look a bit tricky, help is at hand. This season we see quite a presence of light fabrics and loose fitting models with nice flow lines. There are great cut loose trousers and light breezy dresses.

6) The Bright Ones

Summer is the season of colour. We see hues of blues, yellows, oranges and reds, this trend is made to make you stand out. If you feel this trend is a little too bold for you, I would recommend dabbling with accessories and mixing them with the more passive hues of this season, that way you're still very in trend yet in your comfort zone.

7) The Summer Suit

There's a lot out there this summer for the one who wants to dress smart. The summer suit has got a great silhouette combining sharp tailoring and soft flowing lines. For the bold ones, there is also the crisp sharp silhouette. Seen in some great pastels and shades of grey. If a full suit isn't your look, stick with a clean cut blazer for a wardrobe staple throughout the year.

8) The Longer Hemlines

Skirts and dresses alike this season, show a bit more subtlety. This trend has been growing on us and it is finally coming into fruition. It transcends from this summer through to the northern hemispheres summer collections. From voluminous styles to minimal styles lengthy dresses and skirts are sure to give you a sexy chic look.

9) The Crisp Collared Shirt

Shirts are nearly always there. Constantly changing shape to adapt to other season variables. This season it's in trend to wear it buttoned up. Match it with trousers for a more demure look, or with shorts if you're in mood to be playful.

10) The Earthy Ones

If the colours offered to you so far this season aren't really your cup of tea, you might find this trend to be more appealing. Think nature, murky Violets, Browns, Greens, Khaki and even blues. This colour palette is available in gorgeous prints and solids alike. Great to mix up with the neutral palette trend to give you a more casual chic look.

Art Therapi is a fantastic fashion boutique in Balmain, check it out here

Art Therapi co-founders Jason and Stephanie.

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