Need help deciphering the latest summer fashion trends? We reached out to some of Naples’ “hautest” boutiques for advice on what’s hot, what’s not and a few picks to keep cool this summer.
Who: Kira Hvidsten (right), assistant manager at Marissa Collections.
Her summer trend forecast: A return to boho chic.
“As music has always had a large impact on fashion (after all, most art forms are intertwined), I find parallels between Coachella and Woodstock and do not believe this is entirely coincidental. The fringe trend, Birkenstocks, and caftans are here now, and will carry into fall.”
PLEASE NO: Ear cuffs. “They tend to overwhelm, rather than adorn, most of us.”
Her summer picks
“I see a very chic woman wearing this as a hostess gown, or at early evening affair; a caftan on a couture level that is an eternal staple for Florida elegance. This one is remnant of Yves Saint Laurent’s Moroccan inspired pieces from the 1960s and 1970s, but has a cleaner line for the modern woman.”
“Fiona Kotur’s first season in the shoe business, and what an amazing start! Crafts-manship, design, and visual interest in each pair.”
“This dress is technically from the pre-fall delivery, but I believe it is a buy now/wear now. I adore the combination of tapestry with animal print.”
“Since the Roman coliseum, these have been part of the fashion landscape – this year they are once again in the spotlight.”
Favorite Beachy Celebrities
“Designers still reference her style from the late 1960s. Her bohemian chic, luxe hippie looks resonate in chic resorts, on the streets, and on runways forty years later. Currently, Kate Moss and Sienna Miller have both been strongly influenced by Getty in the form of tall suede boots worn with minis and shorts, kimonos, caftans, printed tunics, gladiator sandals, tapestry, and tie dyes.”
“Loose, A-line or straight dresses worn with flats, whether they’re linen, cotton, solid or print. During the summer, due to the heat and humidity of Southern Florida, I take a ’form follow function’ approach in respect to the weather, unless otherwise mandated by the occasion.”