Summer fashion seen across OCCC campus

Summer 2014 is here and with it, all the new summer trends.

This year, according to multiple online fashion sites, ’70s-style clothes are making a huge comeback. Women everywhere are sporting crop tops, long maxi skirts and high-waisted short shorts.

And when it comes to any dress, mini, maxi and mid-length are all a go.

Dresses with cutouts in various places with mesh and lace are hot off the runway.

Black is the new black once again this season, with little black dresses being worn for any and all occasions.

Combinations of floral and all types of funky patterns are being mixed and matched with no limit as to what is acceptable. Colorful shorts and pants also are in this season, along with lots of animal prints to add a kick to any outfit.

This summer, women also are showing some skin with matching sets of short shorts and crop tops being popular.

When it comes to beauty products and hairstyles, ladies this season are opting for shorter hairstyles and choosing to wear bright red lipstick.

As for shoes, almost anything goes.

Strappy pumps are being seen in all colors with beige being a very popular choice, while gladiator sandals are being worn with anything.

Low- and high-top Converse sneakers in all variety of colors are a big hit this summer season as well, becoming the new Ugg boots popular in summers past.

Popular accessories that are practically a must with all outfits this season are hats, aviator sunglasses and big statement necklaces that add a glamorous look to any outfit.

Gold is the new silver when it comes to jewelry, from bracelets and watches, to earrings.

For the gentlemen, the grungy look is out and the sophisticated look is in.

Men are wearing button-down shirts, with nice jeans or khaki pants.

Chuck Taylors and Vans are the hot choice of shoes this summer for men.

And, of course, one item sure to be seen on both Oklahoma men and women this summer season is an orange and blue Thunder T-shirt in honor of Oklahoma’s NBA team.

The bottom line in fashion?

The biggest essential trend this summer is to feel confident in what you are wearing, and dare to try something new and different.

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