I think yesterday’s 100+ degree weather pretty much confirmed that summer is here! For those of you that were sweating your asses off yesterday and were stuck without an air conditioner — you may want to start switching up your wardrobe to welcome this piping hot weather. Below are 11 Hot Summer Trends Inspired by East Hollywood Show-Goers — yep, you or your friends are probably in these photos.
Photography: Dominoe Farris-Gilbert
Parasols – Don’t wanna wear a hat? Grab a cute and colorful parasol this summer and take it with you on your summer outings in Silver Lake Meadow or Elysian Park to add some flair to your seasonal look.
Breezy Shorts & T-shirts – You can’t go wrong with an all cotton t-shirt and some comfortable loose shorts to let that breeze in! Pick a wild print for your shorts and pair it with your favorite concert T-shirt and voila!
Kimonos – They’re light, funky and just feel great agasint your skin. This one is especially rad because of all the music notes.
Big Floppy Sun Hats – Protect that tender skin on your face from the sun with a sassy summer hat. Don’t go too big though, you may annoy some people dependent on where you’re at and how many times your rim runs into them.
Tanks and Cut-off Sleeves – Show off that tan and tone (or what you’re working on), with a tank top or sleeveless shirt. If you have an old shirt that lost some of its flavor, cut off its sleeve and bring some life back into that rag!
Scarves and Bandannas – These lil guys have a fabulous amount of fashionable uses. Wear them as a flirty summer top, as a mask for those dusty summer music festivals, and/or as a hair accessory to keep those locks out of your face on a sweltering summer day.
Less is more, right? – It’s summer time, you’re hot and sweaty — and if you got it, you mindas well rock it. Dare to bare all and show more skin this summer. Just remeber, there is a time and place for everything,
Crop-tops – Dependent on what look you’re going for, you can pair a crop-top with just about anything. Go high-wasted or go low-rider or go home.
Girly Ankle Socks – Whether you’re wearing a girly pair of lace ankle socks with your favorite pair of platforms or a worn-down pair of Doc Martens, add to your feminine godess with this fun summer look. It’s sweet and sexy.
Fringe – Have an old T-shirt you want to spiced up? Cut some fun fringe into fabric! As you can see in the photo below, this look can work on anyone (just make sure you’re not making a bratty stink face while wearing any sort of fringy hippy garbs — Father John Misty doesn’t like that.)
Dresses – Itsy-bitsy-teenie-weenie dresses, maxi dresses, see-through dresses, long tank-tops as dresses — it’s summer in Southern California and anything goes for a dress around this time of year. Whatever you chose, just make sure it looks great and tasteful!