With the summer shopping season ready to begin it’s time to look at the hottest summer fashion trends in Houston so you can be dressed to impress. It doesn’t matter where you will be seen in Houston, from a party at your house or the hottest nightclub our expert has the inside scoop on the upcoming fashion trends you don’t want to be seen without.
Shalanda Turner 
Live Life in Style
Style Editor, Fashion Mingle
Houston, TX

Shalanda Turner, known in blogging circles as Shasie, is a veteran fashion blogger at Live Life in Style and Style Editor for Fashion Mingle. Shasie created her blog in 2010 as a way to showcase her love of fashion through outfit of the day’ posts. Since then, her blog has grown to include fashion event coverage and interviews with heavy hitters in the fashion industry from Mark Badgley and James Mischka of Badgley Mischka to Nicole Miller. Shalanda has attended several New York Fashion Weeks and has the 411 on the hottest Summer 2016 trends and where you can find them in Houston

Stripe It Up

Our expert remembers back when wearing horizontal stripes were taboo, but now they’re in! You still have to find the right-sized stripes for your body type, but with the amount of options, that won’t be hard to do. Even vertical stripes that used to be reserved for pin-striped suits are bigger and bolder than ever before! You can pick up a breezy vertical duster from Wildbloom Boutique.

Pleats Please

This season, women are moving away from tight. Micro-pleated styles that loosely drape the body are very flattering. Whether it’s a micro pleated midi skirt, or a dress, you can have fun cinching this style with a belt or wearing it loose. You can find a chic Helmut Lang micro pleated skirt at Tootsies!

Slip Into Something Dressy

The sexy take on the maxi and midi dresses. This dress has spaghetti straps and a deeper V. The materials are light and airy and provide a loose, sultry fit on those hot summer days! You can pick one up at Scout and Molly’s.

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Not Off the Cuff – But Off the Shoulder

Our expert is sure you’ve seen this trend around a lot lately, but maybe not. Whether it’s cut-outs on the shoulders, or full-blown off the shoulder tops, the shoulders are exposed this season. You can have your pick of cute off the shoulder tops at Bevello.

Pretty In PJ’s

No, this one is not a joke. Wearing pajamas out is all the rage. How many days have you rolled out of bed and wished you could go to work in your nice, comfy pajamas? Well, now you can. Pajamas have received a facelift and some small tailoring changes and now they’ve entered the realm of “wear outside the house.”

And one bonus tip, that bares mention because it’s a “big” one: exaggerated sleeves

Look no further than Willa Boutique, if you are looking to join the trend of exaggerated sleeves. They have a variety of tops with everything from puff sleeves to cut-outs.

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