Trends: one piece swim suits and denim shirts

Posted on August 3, 2012 by

TREND: One-Piece Swim Suits

There may be a month left of summer (@shitgirlssay: “This summer’s going by so fast!”), but you’ll probably spend it at the beach, right? Just in case you’re getting tired of your bikinis or realized you spent all summer eating delicious food instead of working on your beach bod (GPOY), one piece suits are the solution. They are a far cry from the old boring suits as cut outs and deep v’s add some sexy details. One piece suits also give designers room for more interesting prints, so keep a look out for great graphics. Better yet, they’re probably on sale right now as the “50 per cent off” signs go up while the summer winds down.


TREND: Denim shirts

It’s a trend that’s been quietly growing for a while, but one I’ve been hesitant about. I kept flashing back to photos of myself from the nineties where I’m rocking pretty awful Canadian tuxedos. Now, I become jealous instead of embarrassed  as I see more and more bloggers (both men and women) looking dapper as they rock the American classic. Thankfully, the cuts on both denim shirts and jeans are more flattering, and the fabric supple and soft. The denim shirt’s soft blue hue makes it easy to pair with a nice pair of dark-wash jeans or skirt which can create a more dressed-down, but not sloppy, look. You could also try pairing it with those coloured jeans you invested in back in spring to help build on that wardrobe of yours.

INSPIRATION: Selena Gomez on the cover of Teen Vogue

WTF: Griz Coats

I always appreciate design created with humour and these Griz Coats are no exception. I’ve categorized this Kickstarter project under the WTF? section because it’s what I’d be thinking if I ever saw someone wearing this on the streets. On their Kickerstarter page, the company Buffoonery Factory claims the coat is “highly appropriate for: Halloween, Bay to Breakers, Monday morning meetings, most weddings, Tuesday morning meetings, high school reunions, and first dates.” Halloween, yes, but the rest, not so much. I’d still buy one but save it for the house on cold, Canadian mornings.

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