Haute List: 10 Summer Fashion Trends From Saks’ James Krohn

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James-Krohn

Summer wouldn’t be hot without without Saks Fifth Avenue style expert James Krohn. Day after day, The  Director of the Fifth Avenue Club brings his genius to to clients from all backgrounds – from the working woman to the wealthy – as they make their way through Saks’ personal shopping experience.  Here, he offers his personal take – advice, tips, tricks and even overhauls – on the top 10 summer fashion trends.

TRANSPARENCY REIGNS

DRESS BY PROENZA SCHOULER
DRESS BY CHLOE

AS DESIGNERS FIND NEW WAYS TO BLUR THE LINES BETWEEN COVERED AND BARE. THIS DELICATE BALANCE IS ACHIEVED WITH TEXTILES LIKE GUIPURE AND EYELET WHICH FEEL LIGHT YET ENSURE YOU WON’T FEEL LIKE YOU’RE WEARING THE EMPEROR’S NEW CLOTHES.

KEEP IT SHORT

OUTFIT BY DOLCE & GABBANA
OUTFIT BY DOLCE & GABBANA

SHORT SKIRTS, SHORT DRESSES, SHORT SHORTS! SUMMER JUST SCREAMS SHORT. THESE CITY SHORTS WERE MEANT FOR WALKING (NOT HIKING), AND KEEP THE ATTITUDE FROM BEING TOO PRECIOUS. TIRED OF LADYLIKE? EMBRACE SHORT!

ROCK THE CROP

OUTFIT BY A.L.C.
OUTFIT BY A.L.C.

FEELING MISCHIEVOUS? ROCK THE CROP! MAKE THEM STARE BY SHOWING OFF YOUR YOGA-TONED ABS. IF THAT’S JUST TOO MUCH SKIN THEN LAYER A SKINNY TANK UNDERNEATH TO GIVE THE EFFECT, WITHOUT RISKING OVEREXPOSURE.

SAVE YOUR SKIN

KIEHLS MIDNIGHT RECOVERY
KIEHLS MIDNIGHT RECOVERY

TRIPPING THE LIGHT FANTASTIC ON THOSE LONG SUMMER NIGHTS? PARABEN FREE MIDNIGHT RECOVERY REPAIRS THE SKIN WITH BOTANICALS,WHILE YOU GET SOME ZZZ’S.

SATURATE YOUR COLOR

DRESS BY HELMUT LANG
DRESS BY HELMUT LANG

COLOR IS SUMMER’S HALLMARK AND SATURATED TONES RULED THIS SEASONS RUNWAY. NONE BETTER EPITOMIZE THE TREND THAN THIS COOL COLOR BLOCKED DRESS FROM HELMUT LANG

BREAK OUT YOUR FLORALS

FRAGRANCE BY VICTOR & ROLF FLOWERBOMB ROSE EXPLOSION
FRAGRANCE BY VICTOR & ROLF FLOWERBOMB ROSE EXPLOSION

WHY NOT TRADE IN YOUR FLORAL PRINTED SHEATH FOR A FLORAL SCENTED FRAGRANCE? FLORAL PRINTS ARE SYNONYMOUS WITH SUMMER, BUT A FRESH WAY TO EMPLOY THE IDEA IS WITH A SIGNATURE SCENT.

SCREAM ANYTHING BUT NURSE

SHOE BY CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN
SHOE BY CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN

SINOUS WHITE STILETTOS CAN PUT A MODERN SLANT ON ALMOST ANY OUTFIT. THIS VERSION FROM CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN IS ONE OF MY FAVORITES, SURE TO ADD VIM AND VIGOR TO ALMOST ANY OUTFIT.

LIGHTEN UP!

OUTFIT BY ERDEM
OUTFIT BY ERDEM

THERE’S NOTHING QUITE LIKE WHITE TO FRESHEN UP YOUR SEA OF BLACK AND GREY. FOR MAXIMUM EFFECT, WEAR IT HEAD TO TOE OR MIX IT WITH BLACK FOR A MORE GRAPHIC STATEMENT.

LOOSEN UP!

DRESS BY PROENZA SCHOULER
DRESS BY PROENZA SCHOULER

THROW OUT THE CORSETS, GET RID OF THE BONING, AND MOST IMPORTANTLY LOOSEN UP! SUMMER IS ABOUT LETTING GO OF STRUCTURE, AND EMBRACING FLUIDITY, SOFTNESS AND MOVEMENT.

LIVE IT UP!

OUTFIT BY ROBERTO CAVALLI
OUTFIT BY ROBERTO CAVALLI

SUMMER SOLSTICE IS HERE AND IT’S TIME TO PULL AN ALL-NIGHTER IN A DAZZLING NUMBER LIKE THIS ONE FROM ROBERTO CAVALLI. PERFECT WHEN PAIRED WITH AN UBER STRAPPY SANDAL AND A LITTLE FEATHERED SOMETHING TO COVER YOUR SHOULDERS.

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