Summer is here and it’s time to celebrate!


Summer is here and it’s time to celebrate!

words by
KRISTA WOHLSTADT // orchard lane

With the world returning to normality, we’re searching for any reason to dress up. After years of uncertainty, we can finally kick off our heels and party! 

The festive season and summertime are well on their way, so it’s time to refresh and restock that section of the wardrobe. 

If you’re a little stuck on what to look for after some time away from the festive fashion, let us help you out. 

Neutrals have been the go-to over the past couple years due to their easy styling and sense of comfort, but now its time for bright colours to shine in the spotlight. 

There has been a move towards a new mood of creativity and playfulness through bright colours and prints. 

This year has given rise to many bold colour trends, such as orange, neon green and purple. 

When it comes to a summer colour staple for the festive season and the Australian summer, hot pink is the one to watch. 

You’ll be seeing this bold hue in skirts, tops and dresses everywhere this summer. 

Most importantly, when it comes to colour, don’t be afraid to mix and match! 

There’s no rules with this bright colour trend. 

When it comes to dressing this festive season, whether it be the office Christmas party or barbecues with family and friends, its time to add some fun to your style! 

There’s no better time to make a statement. 

 For work lunches or dinners, smart casual is the way to go. 

Dress like you’re going to a nice restaurant rather than to coffee. 

Button up shirts, flowy wrap or maxi dresses, or maxi skirts are a good pick. 

When it comes to dressier parties, something as simple as a more fitted dress with a bit more sparkle, paired with your favourite jewellery, will do the trick. 

With more casual summer style, versatility is key. 

We haven’t been blessed with the most predictable weather of late, so when the sun’s out, it’s understandable to be a little apprehensive. 

This season, loose and roomy dresses with both short and long sleeves that work just as well at the beach as they do at the office are expected to rule wardrobes. 

In denim, the baggier the better. 

The days of skinny and tight jeans being in are over, and everyone is embracing comfort as well as style. 

Straight leg and mum styles are ruling the racks, and can look stylish with both tight fitting and looser shirts and tops. 

Florals for the warmer months are nothing new, but after this year’s dreary winter, we’re welcoming the trend with open arms. 

Find this pattern in dresses, shirts, and skirts in all sorts of bright and fun colours. 

Florals are a great way to add some style and class to a casual outfit, and will be perfect for summer dinners spent outdoors. 

With every holiday post online, a humble maxi skirt is pictured within. 

Channeling the 90’s nostalgia, maxi skirts are an easy transitional piece that have the power to make you look effortlessly cool and stylish. 

The perfect summer staple, these skirts can be paired with knits, tshirts, tanks, and just about anything in between.  

In shoes, comfort and style seem to be a great pair! 

We are beginning to see less and less heels, with flats, sandals and sneakers becoming the top trio for the summer wardrobe rotation. 

The classic white sneaker is a perfect all-rounder, now being seen styled with maxi dresses and skirts as well as jeans.  

Most importantly, have fun with your summer wardrobe! 

Explore what draws you in when it comes to new trends, and what works for your lifestyle. 

No matter what you’re celebrating this summer, what’s most important is making sure you’re at your best and most confident self. 

Happy summer styling!

Krista Wohlstadt

orchard lane

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