Summer Guide: Fashion

It’s finally summer time, and time to go out and flaunt some of the latest fashion trends in Toronto

Preeteesh Peetabh Singh & Tina Todaro
News Editor & Staff Reporter

PHOTO: PREETEESH PEETABH SINGH/THE DIALOG

PHOTO: PREETEESH PEETABH SINGH/THE DIALOG

Women’s fashion trends

It’s finally summer time, and women are waiting to go out and flaunt some of the latest fashion trends in Toronto.

Fashion is almost synonymous with colours. The hot colours for the season are pastels or light colours, showing the vibrant and easy going side of you.

Collared button-down shirts to make your torso appear elongated and ultra-chic wide leg trousers would go well for a more mature look. You can also go with a Tuxedo or athletic-striped trousers for a sporty and sophisticated look.

Light-knit sweaters, printed or plain, are an easy-chic piece to pair with tailored pants. Spring layering pieces such as collarless coats can be worn with dressy trousers or a pencil skirt.

There is a lot to explore when it comes to women’s fashion with so much variety to offer. So if you haven’t yet, now is the time to shop around and load your wardrobe with what you might need over the next few months.

A shift blouse, a dressy version of a t-shirt, is totally in at the moment along with tea-length skirts which might prove to be the ultimate transition piece.

For the evenings, boxy or cropped jackets are in, especially shorter jackets allowing women to showcase their curves. For a casual outing with friends, or if you don’t really have much time to think about what to wear, go with denim shorts and tank tops for comfort.

 

Men’s fashion trends

Men’s fashion trends are often overlooked or appear to be limited. With the extraordinarily long winter this year, Torontonians are eager to shed their bulky jackets, long johns, scarves, and toques.

To all the dudes in town, here’s what the hottest fashion trends you can sport this summer.

Summer is the season of fun and frolicking; street festivals, beaches, pina coladas, concerts, convertibles, patios, and more. To dress for the season you need to update your wardrobe to some light and easy wear like shorts, t-shirts, sunglasses and hats.

Pastels and light fabrics are in for the season. It’s time to bring in some lighter shades of blue, orange, yellow and purple. For those who don’t like to experiment too much with colours, earth tones like grey and classics like white and black are safe to wear. No tank tops please. If you have them in your closet, chuck them or give it to your sister who can wear them to sleep.

Try contrasting colours with shorts or linens you choose to wear but make sure you don’t go overboard. For evenings, a light jacket over chinos, loafers or the trendy boat shoes will do the trick.

If these trends don’t work too well for you, wear what you are comfortable in and set your own trend.

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Summer Guide: Fashion