FRIDAY, MAY 18: With Bermuda Day around the corner, fashionistas are pulling together their outfits to ensure they make a statement.
May 24 — the official start of summer — is the day to debut your style for the season, so you must impress.
But, what to wear?
Jenia Thompson, owner of Lovit Boutique, offered her tips for looking your best this Bermuda Day.
This summer, the trends are expected to be “bright, bright and more bright”.
“Neon is in for the season so get used to it, from clothing to accessories, as well as shoes and bags,” she said. “Also expect to see statement chunky jewellery, including rings, bangles and necklaces.
“For pants, expect statement trousers with amazing patterns and prints, especially anything floral, tribal or geometric.
“Crochet dresses and eyelet cotton will also be big this summer.”
Ms Thompson said dresses with geometric cut-outs and laser patterns will also be in, along with graphic prints and abstract pattern combinations.
“Fringe will also be big this season, whether it’s a bag, a top, formal dress, shorts or a funky tee, as seen at ‘Coachella’ (US music festival) and on the red carpet. ‘Indie rocker’ is back.”
But Ms Thompson said young Bermudians “mix and match like crazy”.
This May 24 holiday, she said she expects to see lots of maxi dresses in floral patterns, high-waisted shorts and cute blouses, and coloured jeans — especially pastel or red shades.
Popular accessories will be headscarves or hats in fedora, cloche, floppy or visor styles, she added.
Other Bermudian trends are statement sunglasses, wedged sandals, jumpsuits, long cotton skirts, embroidered or embellished blouses, white collar shirts and wide-legged pants.
Female fashion ‘no no’s’ are shorts that are just too short. And don’t forget to keep your feet well-groomed.
As for the guys, Ms Thompson says the trends are for coloured trousers, plus stripes, bright colours and prints.
You can also expect to see the men wearing neon.
Pants in ‘masculine’ pastel shades of green, grey, coral and slate blue are also in, as are rolled legs (skinny cuff). Hats are also a big look for the summer.
Ms Thompson added white separates combined with “bright pops of colour” are also on trend.
“Bermudians are very unique and that is what makes retail a daunting yet very exciting business in Bermuda. You never really know with us,” she said.
“Style is more important than fashion.
“If you have style you can rock anything and make it fashionable.”
• Lovit Boutique, 18 Queen Street, Hamilton. Call 295-1239.