Posted: Apr 23, 2012 12:00 PM
Are you in a fashion rut? Get into the latest summer fashion trends. From colored jeans and sheer blouses to flatform sandals and floppy hats -- you'll love these sizzling summer looks!

Colored jeans


Colored jeans have roared onto the fashion scene in a big way this year. For weekend wear, grab a pair of jeans in a fun color like fuchsia. These Not Your Daughter's Jeans skinny stretch jeans ($104).

Sheer blouses


Sheer blouses are hot right now in crisp white and fun colors. We love the Bellatrix sheer polka dot blouse ($78). It can go from the office to date night with your hubby without missing a beat.

Retro dress


Mad Men and other popular shows have us yearning for 1950s and 1960s fashion. Retro dresses are on-trend this summer. Look for a dress in a fun print like the How Was Your Day dress ($83).

Floral prints


Floral prints are trendy every spring and summer and this year it's more of the same. Look for floral prints on everything from hats to tops to shoes. We adore the Quotation: Plenty by Tracy Reese silk floral peasant blouse ($218) with its flattering shape and balloon sleeves.

Peplum skirt


If you want to add a new piece to your workday wardrobe this summer, make it a peplum skirt. Stray away from basic black and grab this Paprika peplum belted skirt ($39) in mint or coral.

Colorblock tee

Lord & Taylor

The basic tee gets a colorful upgrade with fresh colorblocking. This Lord & Taylor v-neck tee ($25) features a flattering hip length and short sleeves.

White capris


Toss aside your blue denim and make white capris your go-to pair of pants this summer. These Tommy Hilfiger cuffed capris ($58) are perfect, no matter where you are headed.

Ruffled tank


Don't wear any ordinary tank top this summer. Instead, make it a ruffled tank. Flirty and feminine, ruffles make any top a little more dressy. Check out this Isabel Lu ruffled tank ($68) in a fabulous shade of yellow.

1920s inspiration


Gatsby is making everyone fall in love with the 1920s again. If you are going out somewhere special, put on a sexy flapper dress. The French Connection flapper dress ($279) features a tassel trimmed skirt and a 1920s flair.



Metallic sandals are trendy for summer, even for daytime. Look for a pair of sandals accented with jewels and stones for a little glitz. You'll adore the Vince Camuto Jordies sandals ($98) in Glitter Gray or Karat Gold.



Sky-high heels are bearable for a few hours, but moms on-the-go need something more comfortable. This season, grab a pair of flatform shoes. The wedge heel is about the same height as the platform to keep your foot flat. Try the Lucky Brand Garnet flatform sandals ($89).

Bright sandals


Tangerine Tango is Pantone's color of the year. So look for summer sandals in shades of orange and tangerine. Check out the Kate Spade Iris flat sandals ($198) in orange patent leather.

Green sunglasses


This summer, look for sunglasses in funky shades of green, orange and blue. You'll lust after these Alexander McQueen textured plastic cateye sunglasses ($325).

Oversized hats


When lounging at the beach or poolside, wear a big floppy hat to protect your face from the sun. The Nine West striped straw floppy hat ($42) is just perfect. It's even packable!

Neon jewelry


Neon jewelry isn't all about rubber bracelets. You can get a variety of other cool pieces in neon colors. Check out the CC SKYE neon multi-chain necklace ($240) with its interwoven leather banding.

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