Summer 2014 Fashion Trends You Can Wear to the Office
There exists a super wide range of summer 2014 fashion trends, which keeps on changing, coming with reinvented and renovated designs and solutions. Of course, the combinations the new trends suggest also influence the overall interpretations and ideas about certain styles as such. Looking through the recent spring/summer 2014 fashion trends, we can also discover a number of cool innovations and stylish elements, which come to complete any of our favorite styles and give birth to some new ones, why not! Still, what we are going to discuss now is the array of those summer 2014 fashion trends you can wear to the office. Apart from picking the totally classic and chic accessories and garments that you can always opt for when getting ready for work, you can also try out pieces like waistcoats, asymmetric solutions and shapes and much more, all grouped into five main trends, which we are going to present right now.
1. The Waistcoat
This is probably the most versatile and multi-functional piece of the summer 2014 trends, which can serve as a dress if coming with an elongated design, as a top having the traditional design and as a simple outerwear garment like a jacket in case of coming with its second most common design interpretation. Still, it can be a very great way of bringing in some fresh changes, especially before the arrival of summer, when you can put aside the suit jacket you used to wear constantly during spring. Taking the pieces like white shirts together with the suit and silk tops having no sleeves and a suitable jacket, which can be of an elongated form if the pants are cropped, or short and tight-fitting if the pants are of wide-leg type, you can come up with really awesome looks. As for the color palette, it’s certainly easy to guess that for any classic look the timeless combinations of black and white are especially recommended. So it works in this case as well, and what we suggest you do is opt for either all-white, or black and white combos, following the exemplars suggested by Reed Krakoff, Helmut Lang, Rag & Bone or Giambattista Valli. If you are bold enough for it, go for the renovated and structured option we saw during the River Island show.
2. Asymmetric Touches Everywhere
The following incredibly modern and cool fashion trend we would like to speak about is asymmetric approach in the overall designs of the garments. Still, there are some limitations that you should pay attention to. For instance, you should avoid asymmetrical solutions for too short skirts, which are already not recommended to the office even with the classic forms. On the other hand, you can easily opt for longer skirts, tops, and even dresses. This is one of the most popular trends for the spring/summer 2014 season and going for any of the pieces many fashion designers came up with is a real gateway to the most impressive and stylish looks. For instance, you can go for such simple and innocent combinations as white shirts with asymmetrical hems matched with mini skirts (not too short, and more preferably cut above the knee), or take some silk variants for tops for similar combinations. The classic shades like white and navy blue are, of course, in the list of top options, to which you can also add the gray and white plus golden shade alternatives. The suggestions from Damir Doma, Preen by Thornton Legazzi, Phase Eight, and AllSaints are some of the most impressive exemplars you can pick. The graphical solutions by Three Floor are also an option for inspiration.
3. Pleated or Plissé Details
This design solution is one of the most impressive and greatest comebacks of the traditional and slightly forgotten fashion trends of the retro world. Still, it seems to re-impose its positions in the modern fashion world forming a super cool fashion trend, especially well interpreted and renovated for the spring/summer 2014 season. The forms that come combined with these designs have very many faces, ranging from options like knee or tea length skirts to minis and options having multiple layers. The choice of the fabrics is even more diverse still coming with the overall principle of being not too subtle, so that the pleated texture can be put maximum noticeably. Thus, in order to find the most impressive and greatest exemplars of pleated or plissé skirts you can turn to the options by Christopher Kane, Victoria Beckham, Asos, or Marabelle. The color palette may be ranging from delicate cream tones to design solutions like checks. The sweet florals by Sfera are also worth considering.
4. Cropped Silhouettes
You might have noticed this fashion trend in the overall list of fashion trends for the season’s shows and well, this is, in fact, a great way of having some innovated and cool looks for the workplace. The cropped design solutions may refer to both tops and bottom, thus coming with the forms of short cardigans or cotton jackets, or being introduced with nice and delicate cropped pants. If the former is your choice, the best match for such pieces can be the pencil skirts, which can also have the high-waisted designs. The color palette is quite diverse here, still, coming with the dominance of black and white again, not excluding the stripy patterns of brighter tones put on the white background. For inspiration you can also look through the options suggested by Martin Grant, Sonia Rykiel, etc.
5. Minimalistic Shirtdresses
Minimalistic interpretations as such are already a great fashion trend and we can say a philosophy for the recent fashion shows for any season. And, of course, when matching this philosophy with the forms of shirtdresses, we get another great option for your business looks. The hit of such looks is the synthesis of strict shapes with the neomodern vibes, thus coming with details like pieces being firmly buttoned up to the throat and perfectly laid collars, also combining that with rounded shoulders and diverse looks for sleeves, also including kimono cuts. You can also turn your shirtdress into a minimalistically designed stunner, removing all the eye-catching details and leaving the simple silhouette with the few design solutions on it. The suggestions from Christian Dior, Sacai, Mango, and Band of Outsiders are really noteworthy for inspiration. The chic and relaxed options by Mohito can also be an option.
Thus, here were the main summer 2014 trends for business looks and all you need to do is pick the one you will feel maximum comfortable with and just enjoy the benefits and fresh changes they suggest!
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