From sharply tailored outfits that scream très chic to off the cuff athletic apparel and the coolest kicks, say hello to the most ubiquitous trends to rock this season

by ARCHANA AITHAL ROSE

THEIR APPARENT
Summer 2021 at Givenchy saw head designer Matthew Williams’ dashing debut, and this season is all about finding comfort, power, and joy. Williams took a rather uptown approach to some of the core elements of a wardrobe, with pieces meant to feel like an extension of the wearer. Boldly reinterpreting staples like seasonal separates in tasteful but glossy hues like traffic stopping red and bubble gum pink in highly textured fabrics, Williams managed to bring a sense of streetwear gravitas to the otherwise austere aesthetic of Givenchy’s past. Some standout looks include stunning asymmetrical tops in fluid fabrics, a crisp white cotton dress with graphic high neck details, and sharply tailored jackets with an architectural edge. There were visible nods to Givenchy’s archives, especially the label’s OG, Hubert de Givenchy, and its shining star the late Alexander McQueen. givenchy.com

PRESS PLAY
Luxe fitness sets are hotter than the summer sun this season, available in a medley of celebrity-approved colorways and patterns for a look that’s both strong and feminine.

Stella McCartney X adidas Pink True purpose Crop Top and Floral Print Tights
For fans of sustainable fashion, a set of feminine activewear featuring McCartney’s stylish crewneck crop top and matching pull on style leggings, both backed by aero ready technology and crafted from recycled polyester then finished with a contrasting trim and logo detailing. $205, stellamccartney.com

Fendi Yellow Lycra Fitness Set
Take some sunshine with you to your next spin class with a spiffy set that combines the flexibility of flycra in a vibrant all over FF print. The shorts, featuring an elastic waist, pair with a standout crop top that bears Fendi fish eye lettering embroidered on the front. $750, fendi.com

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Camilla Printed Active Crop Top and Running Shorts
Emblazoned with a bold psychedelic print, this exotic set consists of a crop top with a scoop neckline and adjustable straps for a bodycon fit along with running shorts that feel like a second skin. $398, neimanmarcus.com

just for kicks
As comfort takes center stage on summertime wish lists, call upon these smart sneakers, infused with both color and chutzpah, to dress down a cocktail dress or complement luxe athleisure for that inimitable day-time cool factor.

Loewe Flow Mixed Leather Runner Sneakers
An uber feminine pastel approach to sensational summer sneakers, these retro runners will punctuate any outfit with their unique color blocked suede and leather accents. $690, neimanmarcus.com

Dolce and Gabbana Leather Calfskin Nappa Portofino Sneakers with Carretto Print
Embracing the Carretto print inspired by Sicily and its folk traditions, these contemporary kicks are fashioned in D&G’s exclusive checkered print using a cube technique, and features a contrasting heel cup and calfskin footbed with branded label. $875, dolcegabbana.com

YSL Court Classic SL/06 Metallic California
To match your burgeoning superstar status, YSL’s laced low-tops in 100% calfskin leather are embossed with a contrasting signature back tab and embellished with multicolored metallic stars. $595, ysl.com