Hats+Stripes+Python Skin=My Summer

Jun 6, 2011

As summer approaches, and I am making my shopping lists for summer, I am looking at what I should be buying this summer. And there are three key trends I am looking at: 
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Stripes may be the simplest prints of them all, but they have really defined S/S '11 collections. Prada astonished the world with its bold summer looks, which must have covered hundreds of magazine covers and editorials. Michael Kors equally bright and fun Resort 2012 collection displayed stripes along with zebra prints and neon hues. Ever since stripes have adorned models on the runway, street style blogs, such as my favorites-JAK&JIL and StreetFSN, have displayed multiple photos of gorgeous fashionistas in stripes. This print has definitely trumped all others this season, and this is evident through almost every collection of the year, every magazine of the year, and on every model or celebrity who is associated with style. 
Python and snake prints have recently become a trend factor through Vogue.com. While Thakoon, Roberto Cavalli, Altuzarra, and Michael Kors featured the skin of the snake in their S/S '11 RTW collections, Anna Dello Russo, who has always been the #1 trendsetter, has been photographed wearing gorgeous python-skin lace-up boots. Although, as some of my loyal followers know, I am definitely not a huge fan of using animal skin, python skin is generally shed-a natural process in their life. For me, using animal skin has been a downside in the fashion world, and I am glad that using python skin is possible without hurting any animals. Anyways, I am definitely on board with this trend, and I am hoping to purchase a python-skin bag during my trip to NYC.
Although this is more of an accessory trend, floppy hats are unstoppable for both Spring and Fall. Above, from left to right, Tommy Ton photographed two beautiful fashionistas in this must-have hat, while Lanvin and Marc by Marc Jacobs feature the accessory in their F/W '11 RTW collections. I am not much of a hat person, but I am willing to make an exception for these beauties.

What do you think of these trends? What is on your summer to-buy list?



  1. Love the prada collection, and those floppy hats are to die for!!

  2. wear them all at once I say haha
    xx Cin
    Origami Roses

  3. Meera you just picked 3 of my favourite current trends - great article thanks for sharing x


  4. this is a great post, love the floppy hats! x

  5. i share the same opinion with you with the phyton skin :)

  6. i love stripes so much! when are you off to nyc?? jealous! went once 7 years ago when i was 16 and desperate to go back x

  7. Love it!! thank u for your comment

  8. Your posts are so well written, I'm such an avid Moments With Meera reader and fan! Floppy hats are perfect for steaming hot Singapore! Have a great summer!
    Veena <3

  9. I have been obsessed with stripes and hats lately too! I love your picks. :)

  10. hats - absolutely great. ^^

    i must buy it!

  11. love all the floppy hats. i am a huge hat fan. love the python trend. :) love your blog--great compilations, and love your style picks. inspired, and am following. hope we can stay connected. cheers, from usa!


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