Summer Trends in La Jolla 2013

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It’s here – summer 2013 has finally arrived with a glorious summer solstice! But if you’ve been stuck in stuffy classes or a windowless office, perhaps you haven’t noticed the seasons changing – and I bet your wardrobe hasn’t transitioned either (I don’t care if this is California and you live in shorts and tees year round – you could still be wearing last season’s trends)!

This year’s summer trends aren’t exactly for the timid. Bold prints, bold colors, bold lacks of color – I’m talking blacks and whites! We’re slowly going back into the 90s, but if you think these looks are just for the trendy kids, you are mistaken. Anyone at any age can work the trends with their own personal aesthetic, and this can be done with several of the shops found in La Jolla.

First, the trends to look out for:

  • Bold Prints: chevron, tropical, stripes, geometric shapes – the more
    unusual, the better in my opinion!
  • Neon
  • Blacks and Whites
  • Tie-Dye
  • Classic Chambray
  • Acid Wash

Capricon Boutique 5444 La Jolla Blvd. Ste B: If your style is more fresh with a slight boho twist, check out Capricorn boutique. Look for drapey striped cardigans, chambray tanks, comfy acid wash tees, and tie dye shorts for beach days.

Ralph Lauren 7830 Girard Ave.: For a classic look, you can’t go wrong with Ralph Lauren. Sailor motifs keep you on trend without being overbearing. I couldn’t get over the sailboat dress and the beach umbrella print tank top. Let’s also not forget the classic sailor striped tops!

La Donna Fashion Group 937 Silverado St.: For the more high-end fashion street styler, head to La Donna for bold prints in various styles. Large florals, colorful geometric patterns, and vibrant tie dyes can be found on many of the cocktail dresses, tops, skirts, and bottoms.

Y-3 7852 Girard Ave.: Not into high-end street fashion? What about funky and sporty street style? Y-3’s sportswear is all about black and white blocks and stripes as well as tropical floral prints. Miley Cyrus and It-Girl Cara Delevingne have both been styled in Y-3’s funky styles.

LF 7864 Girard Ave.: LF is like your trendy, big sister’s closet. You will find all things 90s here – flower-power hippie (Blossom), neon hip-hop (Fresh Prince of Bel Air), and acid wash all-American kid (even if you’re 35 and miss Beverly Hills 90210).

Pink Lagoon 1033 Silverado St.: For a feminine take on the boho look, check out Pink Lagoon. Their pastel boutique is filled with beautiful tie dyes, tropical screen printed tops, and floral printed dresses. Pink Lagoon is also known for styling, so if you need help with your wardrobe choices – hit up Pink Lagoon!

Mimi & Red 5630 La Jolla Blvd.: Very stylish Mimi and & Red is on point on with their trends! Tie dyes, chevron, and florals grace maxi and sun dresses – even jumpers! Pair any of their looks with an arm party (stacked bangles and leather wraps) and aviators and you’re set!

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Eileen is a fashion and lifestyle writer from San Diego. She is a regular contributor to WeTheUrban and Graffiti Beach. When she's not doing the fashion and music thing, she can be found predicting the weather by way of her shoulder. #humanbarometer