Designer Trina Turk should be at the top of your list when dealing with the summer heat. Her resort 2015 lookbook has a focus on bright colors, structured sets and from my observation, hairstyles that are bound to be noticed. Select runway looks incorporate tasteful arrangements of the hot orange hue in a confetti pattern, as well as canary yellow lined with a baja striping.
Turk doesn’t just get her inspiration from the summer heat. She also found inspiration through a vintage garment for her double “TT” tile print that is also becoming well-known through her resort 2015 line. Of course, her line has a more straightforward appeal to her many clients that reside in locations with high temperatures. But her clientele is still sought after by many because of her original vision that stayed true after all this time. Particularly, the jumpsuit that she has been doing for three years is now an item that everyone has grown to want. “Before, not everyone had a jumpsuit in her closet, now it’s as important as a dress,” Turk said.
I chose to emulate designer Trina Turk in a way that all college students can. I understand that college students, like myself, can have limiting budgets or trouble with the intimidation that comes with the bold choice of wearing bright colors. On my search to find a happy middle, my goal was to end with a jumpsuit that I created myself. The only catch was I wanted to make it look like a purchased set. To start my emulation of a Trina Turk look, I chose to wear a crop top that matches the classy structure of Turk’s silhouettes for limitless use of hitting the beach and the streets.
The crop top adds texture within its stitching similar to the featured baja stripe. I decided to go with a bold patterned pair of shorts with hues that are closely related to the vivid hot orange, but pink. And to all my readers that are afraid of bright color: white gives a complementing light when you decide to give the bright color a break. This pattern is perfect for the bright color newbies who are looking for a change. I added a jacket that has a boxy pajama fit to keep the summer vibe present. This three-piece set is bright and fun with layers that stem from the idea of a jumpsuit.
You can’t forget the finishing touches that make the look complete. I chose a low-cut gladiator sandal with fringe embellishment that can easily be translated from day to night looks. Last but not least, my headband incorporates the colors that Trina Turk favored in her runway looks. I made sure to have fun with my hairstyle and add some volume – because who says you can’t add texture to your outfit by utilizing your own resources?