Keep Your Cool: Fresh Ideas For Creating Your Personal Summer Style


Summer is in full-swing! With the 4th of July holiday behind us, there still remain great opportunities to get fly and soak up the sun. Summer is a time for festivals, day parties, and cookouts, and a great time to show off personal style.

Summer fashion can be easy and free, like the proverbial summer breeze, and when clad in flip-flops and loose fitting clothes, it’s a time to show off great gym bodies in high-fashion finds. However you rockyour summer gear, there are a couple must-haves to make sure you put your best fashion foot forward for the rest of this summer.

Hip-Hop has always been a fashion-forward genre, and summer is a great time to show off personal creativity. scoured the fashion universe for the Top Five Summer Fashion Trends to help you look your best for the rest of this summer.

Exotic Skin Prints

Rick Ross was recently pictured rocking a red snakeskin leather jacket from Reebok, a testament to his newly inked deal with the German sportswear company. The Bawse was also snapped rocking one-of-a-kind black snakeskin Reebok’s on the set of his new video, “Hold ME Back,” which was shot in New Orleans. Exotic skin prints are big this summer but they look best when added to an already fly outfit in moderation. Adding a jacket or a shoe is a proper set-off for this popular summer trend.


That’s right. Paisley. This “ethnic” motif traces back to Indian and Middle-eastern origin. Resembling a twisted teardrop, paisley is popular in many different materials and designs. For women, paisley works great as a top, dress, or swimsuit cover-up like the paisley Etro blouse Beyonce wore when she made the fashion blogs this past spring while vacationing in St. Barts. For the fellas, a paisley vest paired with a fly white shirt and jeans is a fashion forward look for any event.

The Utilitarian Look

This look is not new to fashion, but continues to gain steam. A favorite look of Kanye West’s is to mix casual and sportswear. Pairing those jeans and t-shirt with a fly blazer? YES! Ladies, rocking those cut-offs with a fitted jacket? YES! Mixing and matching fashion styles is becoming its own trend, and we like it!

The Hue is Blue

All shades of blue are popular this summer, maybe attributed to the name of a little Hip-Hop princess. However, the fashion gods choose what’s hot and what’s not – and blue has made the cut. Whether it is in a summer suit, for those of us who have to work, or in swimwear, for the beach crowd, blue is one of this summer’s most popular hues.

All White Everything

Kanye is again ahead of the trend when it comes to fashion. The style icon was spotted in the front row of the BET Awards rocking an all-white ensemble. Even though it had a sort-of dentist smock kind of vibe, the sentiment is still there. Rocking all white is big this summer and almost every summer. It’s not an easy look to pull off, but it works in linen, leather, and denim. Besides, what else are you going to wear to the Hamptons?