It’s Been Real, Summer: A Look Back at the Season’s Best

While there are plenty of things I love about the fall (chunky knits, pumpkin spiced lattes, and suede boots, just to name a few), it’s still sad to see summer go – especially when it was a season chock-full of amazing fashion trends. From maxis to crop tops, here’s a look back at some of the greats (not to mention the items I’ll be wearing as much as possible over the next few days):

To the Max(i)
The ultimate throw-on-and-look-amazing piece of the season, the maxi dress was my summer go-to. With a pair of gladiator sandals and an armful of bracelets, it saw me through rooftop parties, summer Fridays, and plenty of shopping trips on Newbury. So, come fall, I’m not letting it go so easily. Instead, I’m pairing it with chunky knit sweaters and rocking it into autumn – I mean, really, can you blame me?

Blue Jean Baby
Nothing says summer quite like a pair of Daisy Dukes. And from floral pairs to high-waisted styles, there was a slew of cool new takes on the warm-weather favorite this season. Luckily, it looks like 90-degree temps may last into September, meaning cutoffs will still be totally acceptable, but come October, it’ll be time to trade in these babies for longer versions, and I’ll definitely be shedding a tear (or two).

Cream of the Crop
Okay, I’ll admit it – at first, I was a little hesitant about the whole belly-baring top thing. But once I tried it out with high-waisted shorts and skirts, I fell in love. Yes, this is one trend I’ll be sad to see go come fall.

Ready to Flip, Flop
While these may be more of a summer staple than a trend – there’s just no way they could go unmentioned. From classic Havaianas to dressier bedazzled styles, I have about a thousand pairs – and it always pains me to put them away come autumn. My only consolation? Knowing boot season has begun.

By Keriann Coffey, Associate Blog Editor

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August 29, 2012