Monday, July 11, 2011

TOP 10 SUMMER 2011 TRENDS

Back in March, we gave you guys a few ideas of the biggest trends that we were seeing for the Spring.  Now we're back with a list of 10 Summer trend ideas...  Enjoy!

#1 - Feather earrings

Jayme's mom was the first to turn us on to this trend.  Believe it or not, she found her inspiration from an episode of Pretty Little Liars.  Feather earrings are a fun and easy way to spice up your outfit. Everyone's adding feathers to their hair this season, so why not add them to your ears!


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Stephan & Co Feather Earrings from Nordstrom  for $8.00


#2 - LWD (Little White Dress)

The LWD is a must-have for Summer.  Perfect for date night, weddings (yes, we said it...it's OK to wear white to a wedding) or family reunions.  Just beware of the BBQ sauce!!  And remember you can always add color with your bag or some bright accessories.

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ASOS Summer Dress with Sweetheart Neck from ASOS for $43.10


#3 - Nude frame sunglasses

We just learned something new:  Don't google images of nude sunglasses.  We didn't exactly get what we were looking for.  Eek!!  Anyhoo, nude has been such a hot color since Spring and now you can incorporate nude into your style via something other than nail polish or lip gloss.  We don't see this color going bye bye anytime soon!

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Micheal Kors 'Shetland' Cat's Eye Sunglasses in Nude from Nordstrom for $115.00


#4 - Tie-waist shorts

Tuck a tank into these shorties & you've got the easiest outfit that you can possibly pull together for the Summer.  Dress em up or dress em down, you can't go wrong!

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Drew Cargo Short in Mill Indigo from The Limited for $49.90


#5 - Ikat print

Yes, we know, the Ikat trend has been around for awhile, but we've noticed that it isn't going away anytime soon.  There are tons of ways in which you can incorporate a little Ikat into your life: a scarf, a bag, some home decor...but we fell in love with this dress at first sight.

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Silence & Noise Ikat Dress from Urban Outfitters for $79.00


#6 - Fringe sandals

How fun is fringe??  We love this look, but we do think that there is such a thing as TOO much fringe, so we love this Lauren Conrad suede fringe sandal in natural.  Just enough fringe without going overboard. We see this paired with a cute sundress or a pair of shorts.  Perfect for that afternoon party by the pool or an outdoor concert.

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LC Lauren Conrad Fringe Sandal from Kohl's on sale for $25.99


#7 - The Low Bun

"My anaconda don't want none, unless you've got buns, hon..."  Sorry, we didn't mean to go "there." Sir-Mix-a-Lot does that to us sometimes.  What we really want to share here is our favorite hair trend for the Summer...and can you say easy peasy?!?!?

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#8 - Bronze makeup

Why not have that sun-kissed glow all day and even into the night?  This is the best time of year to play up your face with golden and bronze makeup.  Bronze colors will give you that beautiful and natural look without the harsh effects of laying out in the sun.  You can't go wrong with this palette of perfection.

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Little Black Palette from Lorac for $33.00


#9 - Lip stains

We love the idea of a lip color with staying power during the heat of Summer.  Swimming, sweating and dare we say kissing, all work against our freshly done lips.  But with this lip stain you have the luxury of long-lasting color AND a balm to keep your lips moisturized.  So go ahead apply your lip stain and dive into the pool.  Your hair might be wrecked, but your pout won't be.

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Smashbox Limitless Lip Stain & Color Seal Balm from Sephora for $23.00


#10 - Neon home decor

Add a pop of Summertime color to your mantel, a dining room table or your outdoor patio with something that will WOW houseguests.

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18" Casablanca Lanterns from ZGallerie for $14.95 each

There you have it!!  HLNC's guide to Summer...have fun with all of the newest trends!  Be sure to leave us a comment if you definitely plan to take full advantage of any of these, or if you already have!!

63 comments:

  1. Great post! I haven't seen any nude sunglasses around but I'm intrigued. They'd be great for setting off a deep tan, but given that so many people are wary of shades of beige close to their face I don't see this one sticking around. Awesome selection of photos too! - Kat

    http://asecondglanceblog.blogspot.com/

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  2. LOVE this post :) I wore an ikat sundress yesterday! My weekend depend on the bun bun look and I am very tempted to go out and get some feathered earrings. Hope you had a great weekend dolls!
    -Linh

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  3. Love this. What's your favorite lip stain? My mom is SUPER picky about her lip products and I've been trying to help her find a nice stain. We're looking at the Stila ones but that Smashbox lipstain seems nice too. Thoughts?

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  4. LOVE THIS!!! Especially feather earrings & bronze makeup!

    xo Jackie
    http://livingaftermidnite.blogspot.com

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  5. I love this post!!! That LORAC palette looks really nice. I haven't bought a LORAC palette since the Croc palette which I still love. And you know what? I was looking at the nude sunglasses at Forever 21 back in June, but none of the frames they had left looked right on me. I'm still on the lookout for the perfect pair!

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  6. My fave trends from your top are: the little white dress, the nude frame sunglasses, the bronze makeup and the waist shorts. :)
    Great post!

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  7. @ Kat - Thanks for stopping by! We agree that nude shades would be so pretty against tan skin.

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  8. Great list! I love feather earrings! I'm also really into feather necklaces too! I think I have mostly of the items on this list except for the lipstain and neon home decor.

    Shasie of Live Life in Style
    Please Facebook like my Blogger Contest List on Fashiolista

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  9. @ Linh - Thanks lady! Bet you rocked your Ikat! :)

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  10. @ Tropical Mind - Sp happy you love the post!! LORAC is really bringing it with their palettes. And please let us know if you find the perfect pair of nude sunglasses.

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  11. @ Jacquelyn - Thanks for stopping by!

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  12. @ Shasie - Girl, you are in on the trends!! :-)

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  13. @ Madeline - Thanks for commenting! We are loving the tie waist shorts too!

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  14. I have sunglasses very similar to the ones you showcase. I got them at Modcloth.com. Only 11 dollars. They look really good,too. You want to feel like a movie star, wear those sunnies by the beach or pool!
    Diane

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  15. Thanks ;) I'm following back!

    xoxo F.
    http://fashion-way-of-life.blogspot.com/

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  16. @ Diane - Awesome, we'll have to check out Modcloth.com for sure. Thanks for commenting!

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  17. of course i'm following back dears!!! love these outfits, especially the fringe sandals<3

    kisses,
    http://www.trend-ish.com

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  18. @ Hannah - We've heard such great things about the Stila and the Smashbox. There's also the Benefit Benetint. We have used the NYC (nice but doesn't last too long) and the Revlon Just Bitten - like these and they are inexpensive. Tell your mom to try Sephora because we believe they will let her return a product if she is unhappy.

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  19. @ F - Yay! Thanks so much for following!

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  20. @ Teresa - So happy to have you as our newest follower!!

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  21. for some reason I just can't like the feather earring and fringe trend this summer, I know they are huge but I'm just not feeling it lol :)
    loving the white dress trend though! x

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  22. these are all great picks! i'm a huge fan of feathers and a summery white dress!

    thanks so much for stopping by [oomph.]! returning the follow :)
    rockoomph.blogspot.com

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  23. I digg the shorts and earings

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  24. Your suggestions are spot on! Love the Ikat dress.

    We love your blog so we gave you a One Lovely blog award at: http://shortsisterstyle.blogspot.com/2011/07/invasion-of-realtors-and-blog-award.html#more

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  25. These are all great but really loving those nude sunspecs! Thanks so much for your comment on my blog and for following! (Could you possibly try again, Google didn't register you grrrrr) and I'll be sure to return the follow!

    www.plentyforpennies.com

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  26. Feather earrings -- Would totally do this if I had pierced earrings. Silently cursing myself for not getting my ears pierced.
    The little white dress -- AMAZING. I love this new trend. It's perfect for summer!
    Low bun -- So easily and chic to do on the fly.
    Ikat -- Beautiful print
    Bronze makeup -- A standard in my book -- I lovelovelove bronze makeup. I think it really complements brown eyes (like mine!).

    http://www.glamkittenslitterbox.com/
    Twitter: @GlamKitten88

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  27. Love all the top ten products. I need a little white dress. Great post.

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  28. I'm following ..
    Thanks for visiting *-*

    Kisses.

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  29. i love this post! i'm obsessed with feather earrings right now. they're so much fun! and i love a white dress. it's so fresh. but what i'm really loving? those fabulous fringe sandals. i just might have to go out and get myself a pair ASAP!

    spinning-threads.blogspot.com

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  30. Love the number 2!!! simple white dress and wonderful hat!
    Come back soon to visit my blog, I'll be waiting for you!

    http://cosamimetto.blogspot.com/

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  31. Great post! I love the selection you have made, especially the neutral framed sunglasses, the bronze make up and the white dress - the epitome of summer!

    Following you now on Google, I would love it if you followed me back!

    Chrysa
    Stories and Sequins

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  32. @ Jackie - Thanks! White dresses look so good with a little tan too!

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  33. @ Fabrizia - We love that dress too! And you can accessorize it in so many ways!

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  34. @ Agora to pronta - Thanks so much for following!!

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  35. @ Claire - Can't believe my mom has feather earrings and I don't! I need to get on that!! Please let us know if you get those adorable sandals. ~ Jayme

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  36. @ Chrysa - Thanks!! And we will head over to your blog now!

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  37. @ Baby Budget Blog - Thanks for stopping by!

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  38. @ Short Sister Style - We want that Ikat dress too! Thanks so much for the award!! That's so awesome of you guys!!

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  39. Yeah!!! It worked! I'm following you guys as well :)

    www.plentyforpennies.com

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  40. @ Oomph - Thanks so much for stopping by!

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  41. @ Radiant.MakeUp - Thanks for commenting!

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  42. LOOOOVE it! I had seen those nude sunnies on a magazine ad and I was drooling over them!they are def on my wishlist!

    I must get fringe sandals!!

    Following you now :) thank you for visiting my blog :) hope to see you again soon ;)
    ~Pau
    www.lilbitsofchic.com

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  43. @ Bettzy93 - The shorts are so cute!! Thanks for commenting.

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  44. @ Bonnie - Thanks for commenting! We love all of the same things you do!

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  45. Those earrings are gorgeous! I also really love the neon decor.

    Kindness is the best accessory,
    rebeccakelsey.com

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  46. @ Rebecca - The earrings are so cute and they are affordable! Thanks for stopping by!

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  47. @ Pau - Thanks so much for stopping by! The sunnies are on our wishlist too!

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  48. great picks! x


    p.s. I'm having a giveaway for a $225 Orient Watch if you'd like to check it out. x
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  49. #3 = hilarious.

    I love LWD's and I hope they are always a summer trened!

    http://www.stylish3.com/marylane

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  50. Ladies I love all of these things, especially the little white dress. I am totally afraid of spilling something on myself when I wear white though. I don't normally go around spilling stuff all over my clothes but it seems to happen more often in white! Oh and as you told us NOT to google nude sunglasses, you know I totally had to go and do it right? oh dear...haha. Thanks for your comment on my blog. I'm also following x x

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  51. Love those sunglasses and the fringe sandals :)

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  52. @ Cait - We are still drooling over the sunglasses! :-)

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  53. @ JB/Sunshine With Everything - You are too funny!! To say we got a shock when we Googled is an understatement. Know what you mean about the spilling on white...just make sure you have a Tide stick. :-)

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  54. @ Mary Lane - Yes #3 shocked us!! :-)

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  55. Great post! I've definitely come to love the little white dress and nude sunglasses.

    -Jessica of Marvelous Things

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  56. @ devorelebeaumonstre - Thanks for stopping by! Glad you like our picks!

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  57. Love this post!! I am all about the LWD and low bun, so classic :]

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  58. @ Larissa- Classic and oh so easy!! Thanks for stopping by!

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  59. I love the bronze makeup trend. My friend and I are so infatuated with the feather earring trend we decided to try making some of our own! We worked up a pair for Tiffany to wear on a date night and they are fabulous!! Those lanterns sure are cute too!

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  61. @ Yvonne - Can't wait to see the DIY earrings! Bet they look awesome!

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  62. @ Lauren Leathers - We will! Thanks for stopping by.

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