Summer Trends 2017

The summer is almost upon us, and it is time to look forward to what this year’s trends will be. The best thing about summer is that it is a time to be outdoors and show off. Whether you are on the beach, looking for an evening outfit or wondering what style of footwear to get, we are going to look at the upcoming trends of summer 2017 that you should definitely be following.


This summer is all about having the confidence to be you. Bralettes are this year’s latest trend that will takes clothes traditionally seen as an undergarment and worn proudly as an outer garment. This style can be worn on its own or revealed under a shirt or jacket. The most popular look for the bralette will be a multitude of straps that curve around the body. Some fashion labels even recommend wearing them over shirts.

Deconstructed Shirting

Speaking of shirts, it appears that a trend that began in New York will become one of this year’s most popular looks. The look can be achieved now by taking a large shirt and doing the buttons up in the wrong order to create a disheveled one-shoulder look. If you have more patience you can buy specially made deconstructed shirts from fashion’s biggest names this summer.

Seaside Stripes

Fashion guru Elle put seaside stripes as the number one fashion trend for this summer. The site claims that the patterns often found on beach umbrellas and lounge chairs will now be worn as a symbol that summer has truly begun.

The Retro Look

According to Who What Wear the 80s are coming back this year and in a big way. Outfits with big bold colors and strong shoulders are the way forward for evening attire. The fashion site states: “there’s much to play with, from silhouette-enhancing nipped waists fastened with giant belts to flirty hemlines balanced out by big shoulders.” Of course the 80s have never really gone away, and popular culture today still celebrates the look and feel of the decade. From the popular TV series Stranger Things to slot gaming site Slingo who give their players a blast from the past through Disco Spins, it looks like the 80s and its fashion trends aren’t going to fade away anytime soon. So by looking back to the past this summer, you will be ahead in the fashion stakes.

Kitten Heels

Vogue Magazine believes that these heels will be this year’s most sought after footwear. According to the Vogue columnist, they are very popular with the French street style set. The heel lends an elegant edge to a number of different shoe styles that will allow wearers to match them with many types of outfits.

So there you have it, our summer trends to look out for this summer. By following these trends you will standout as the fashion connoisseur we know that you are. Roll on summer 2017!

Simple Stripes With A Twist

Hi all! It’s Maddie! I have known Courtney for a long time, and over the years we have become best friends! Bonding over our love of adorable dresses, fabulous accessories, and beautiful makeup! We met dancing together and have been inseparable since. I am so excited to do a blog post for Navy and Lace!

Today, I chose a simple striped cotton dress, and dressed it up with a chunky turquoise necklace for a pop of color! As well as some bright flip-flops! They are a bright orange color that remind me of a melted popsicle! I love this dress because it is so comfortable, and I can dress it down with a jacket and converse, or dress it up with a bright necklace!  This outfit is perfect for a fun summer girls night out!

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Dress: Forever 21        Necklace: boutique (Similar)    Bracelet: Unknown     Shoes: Nordstrom Rack

I am so excited to finally have a blog post for Navy and Lace! I had such a fabulous time working with Courtney! Until next time…

oxox  Maddie <3

The Blue Jean Blues

Happy Saturday! Although it may be rainy in some parts of the east coast, this did not stop me from having a wonderful day! And of course, there was no slacking on the hair, makeup, and outfit! Let’s just say the rain was a good excuse to pull out the worn jeans and rock them on this very blue day!

Today, I chose to wear a pair of legging style skinny jeans in a light blue with bleach marks around the leg. The worn look was a great feeling for today’s very dreary tone. I paired the pants with a 3/4 sleeve stripe knit, tucked in just a bit in the front! I added on a mint jewel statement necklace for a girly touch and wore my black hunter rain boots for necessary rain protection! Makeup and hair had to be done full out too! I curled my hair with a one inch curling iron, wrapping each piece separately around the barrel. Don’t forget the hairspray! That is the only reason my hair stayed in place all day, even in the rain! It also helps if your hair is not freshly washed or straightened! For makeup, I did a simple matte face, with limited contouring, some highlighting, but a lot of glow! I did a plain black liquid liner with a wing, a bit of coco line on the bottom, and plenty of black mascara! Can’t forget about the lashes!

This look is perfection! It was so easy to throw a rain coat on over and go, but it will also work great on a warmer day with flats or sandals! Switching up the look, you could add a scarf or long pendent necklace, or even some bangles in replacement of the statement piece! Just don’t over accessorize!

Try this look! Light denim is the trick, especially with the warmer months hopefully on their way! Until next time!

Jeans: Gap    Shirt: J Crew (Similar)     Necklace: Leavitt and Co.     Boots: Hunter

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-XOXO Navy and Lace

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