Fashion Must Haves for Summer 2012

Here's our top 10 for Summer in no particular order!

1. Colored denim.

First and foremost. If you're closet is full of greys, beige, blacks, and whites then yes, that is ok. But for this one season and one season alone you must {we beg of you} incorporate some color into your wardrobe. It's ALL about color this season. The brighter the better ladies! Colored denim is a hot trend that began last year and it looks like it's here to stay for a while.

We've got colored denim, shorts, cropped name it. Subtle and bold.Variety of price points so you can invest in a great classic color like the Citizens of Humanity Mango Tango (coral) or you can "test the waters" with this trend and buy a pair of iT or KUT jeans for less than $70! It's a great way to try the trend for this Summer! *New colorful shorts in orange and lilac just arrived from iT jeans this week*

2. Stripes

Aaaaah, stripes. Our love. It started out with nautical stripes now there's stripes EVERYWHERE! Take the coral Citizens capris above. Pair it with a simple, chic navy and white striped tee and you've got a super trendy look that's casual, practical and flattering on everyone.

Throw out the old trend your mama told you..."horizontal stripes make you look bigger" because now they are doing stripes in so many ways, it truly is a flattering look! We have such a variety of stripes at Sugar. Here's just a few...

3. Throw-on-and-go dresses {solids, florals, graphics, etc...}

Summer is all about effortless chic. It's hot here in South Carolina so what better way to run errands during the day or go out with girlfriends at night than with an easy "throw-on-and-go" dress. Even if you have three good "go-to" dresses - maybe a printed graphic, solid, and pretty floral - then you can mix & match those dresses with heels and flat sandals to take the look from day to night. Switch up the jewelry, belts, cardigans...the options are endless! We have styles beginning at just $42 making it easy to buy more than one!

See how a simple solid casual dress can be "dolled up"
with statement jewelry? We will get to that later :)
4. Crochet / Lace

If you love neutrals and are scared to jump on the "Crayola" bandwagon, we've still got a beautiful look for you. Crochet and lace make a statement this season. This poncho is the perfect, lightweight "easy-breezy" tunic to throw on over a white tank with denim capris and cute nude/printed wedges! Add a long necklace and bangles for a more dramatic look.

Eyelet, eyelet, eyelet. Also there's several stunning lace dresses out right now by Lilly. It's feminine, it's classic, it's a must have for Summer!

5. Color blocking

Again, color...color...color. Now there's two ways to go about the "color block" trend. First of all you can honestly just "throw colors together". As in a bright highlighter yellow tank with fuchsia skinny jeans. Tie it all together with a fun earring that may incorporate one or both colors or add a printed wedge/sandal to finish the look!

A few other color combos we are loving this season are:

mint & navy      pink & yellow      pink & royal blue    yellow & royal blue 
aqua & coral          teal & purple     orange & pink      green & navy 

The other way to wear the "color blocking" trend is to choose one of our many "colorblock" dresses, like this fabulous one from Karlie that's pink/orange with black exposed zipper to give it a little edge. We have SO many colorblock tops and dresses to choose from. Super hot trend right now you HAVE to try!

6. Statement Jewelry

Ladies, one little bit of advice. If you don't buy anything else this season then invest in an inexpensive statement necklace in a solid turquoise or coral because I can assure you that you will be able to wear it with nearly everything in your closet. Solid navy dress? Throw on a turquoise  Stripes? Turquoise necklace Hot pink dress? Turquoise necklace  Yellow top? Turquoise necklace  Seriously, it's going to go with everything!

We love big stones and this is a new favorite necklace that just came in.

Arm candy. Seriously, the more the merrier. Load them up for a dramatic "it girl" look that takes less than 2 seconds to throw on. Again, effortless chic. Easy easy.

7. Summer Scarves for a punch of color

Bright, colorful lightweight scarves can make an outfit this Summer! (as shown in this pic)

We've got bright pink, neon yellow, stripes. You name it. They are all usually less than $20 and an easy way to spice up any outfit in a jiffy.

8. Printed shorts

You can do preppy or you can do funky! We've got both! From Britt Ryan, Lilly Pulitzer to Karlie there are lots of options in a variety of styles and prices.

You can pair printed shorts with a simple tank or tee...

or get funky with it by doing a coral tank, black blazer and 
statement turquoise necklace that would pair back with this...

Awesome, easy outfit!

9. Neon

As you've seen on this blog post, we have plenty of bright neon styles to keep you in trend this season. We will say it again, the brighter the better. You don't have to do head to toe neon like Kim K in this pic. Start small with a bright neon pink Karlie tee and basic denim cut off shorts. Or do a fun neon skirt or skinny jeans with a subtle blazer or top (as shown in pic) There's ways to incorporate it into your wardrobe without looking like a Glowworm ;)

10. Printed tops {Aztec, Chevron, florals, etc...}

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