Which suit suits you for summer?


Poppin’ neon colors, abstract patterns and slinky styles are what’s on at poolside or beach. Look for one- and two-piece suits in bold geometric patterns, from exact to wavy and distorted. Crave a little more old-school?  Details like fringe, braiding, halter necklines and ruching, all in neutral colors screaming Boho. See examples and more at Cosmo’s summer trends. http://youtu.be/6pl-QLVCyJI

Flax by any name

Are you in the hunt for a cool fabric this season, but want to try something other than cotton? Flax is the oldest known fabric, and is commonly referred to as linen. Flax is eco-friendly and great for areas with high moisture and humidity. Flax is less likely to mildew, keeps the body cool, and can cost less than cotton. Another bonus – flax is less likely to fade in the sun, so bust out bright flax t-shirts and summer dresses this sizzling summer. And don’t worry if one care label says Flax while another says Linen – designers are capitalizing on the “go green” boom and putting flax on their care labels instead of linen – but have no fear, they are the same great fabric.

Summer wedding tips for women.

The unbreakable rule: keep the spotlight on the bride and never wear white, cream or pale pastels. Prints with light backgrounds are fine, as long as they don’t read as white from a distance. If the ceremony is in a house of worship, cover your shoulders with a sleeved dress or jacket. If the wedding’s outdoors, skip the heels and wear comfortable flats that won’t sink into the lawn. A fancier evening reception demands a cocktail dress or your standby little black dress. Beachside festivities are casual, time for sundress with a cardigan or short denim jacket for after dark. And don’t forget the sunscreen.

Summer wedding tips for men.

Women have it easy just wearing a simple non-white dress. But in summer, the men’s traditional dark suit can be a little warm, somber and predictable. For a city wedding, choose a light weight suit in gray, blue or a subtle pattern. Style it up with a sky blue, pink, mint green or lavender long-sleeved Oxford or poplin shirt. In the country, blazers and sport coats reign, paired with well-cut chinos. Seaside or resort? A tailored white shirt, colored chinos and a light-colored linen blazer. Keep everything understated. And crisp.

Polo shirts, a brief history.

This casual classic is seen everywhere, especially in warm weather. Originated by French tennis champion René Lacoste and introduced at the 1926 U.S. Open, the shirt quickly became favored tennis attire. Soon, polo players ditched traditional button-down Oxford-cloth long sleeves for his crocodile-marked shirt. The combination of comfort, breathability, long tuckable tail, and soft collar quickly made the Lacoste popular for golfers. In 1972 Ralph Lauren founded his company on the “Polo” shirt. Today, every major clothing line includes polo shirts, worn by men, women and children for work, play, school and even for tennis. Nothing brings out the style of a polo shirt better than our professional cleaning and pressing. Try it once, we think you’ll like the combination of crisp and casual.

Summer wedding tips for women.

The first rule: keep the spotlight on the bride by avoiding white, cream or pale pastels. Prints with light backgrounds are fine, as long as they don’t read as “white” from a distance. If the ceremony is in a house of worship, cover your shoulders with a sleeved dress or jacket. If the wedding’s outdoors, skip the heels and wear comfortable flats that won’t sink into the lawn. A fancier evening reception demands a cocktail dress or the classic little black dress. Beachside festivities are casual, time for a graphic sundress with a cardigan or short denim jacket for after dark. And don’t forget the sunscreen.

Summer wedding tips for men.

Women have it easy with a simple non-white dress. For summer, a man’s traditional dark suit can be too warm and predictable. For a city wedding, choose a lightweight suit in gray, blue or a subtle pattern. Style it up with a pastel Oxford or poplin shirt. In the country, blazers and sport coats reign, paired with well-cut chinos. Seaside or resort? A tailored white shirt, colored chinos and a light-colored linen blazer. Keep everything understated and appropriate for the venue. And always be ready with a clever toast.

Camp comfort.

 With bold prints and patterns, men’s camp collar shirts are always popular for summer with open-neck casual comfort, boxy fit and straight bottom hems. Tuck into chinos or wear oversized over a t-shirt for a fresh look, under a sports jacket for a more classic look.  

Retiring trends.

Donate or sell to make room on the hanger for what’s new. Get rid of overly fitted pieces. Keep well-tailored and loose fits. Gone are those strappy sandals and dad sneakers. Lose the impractical/uncomfortable heels and clumsy extra-large totes, not to mention seriously those no-no-more fanny packs. New trends include one-shoulder tops, mini-skirts (!), neon knits, flat boots and purple. Stay ahead by getting rid of what’s behind. You’ll gain closet space and a few admiring looks as well.

Wedding trends for 2019

Take inspiration from Prince Harry and Meghan and go eco-friendly with locally-sourced decorations and food, a pre-loved wedding gown and dried petals in place of confetti. Use in-season free-form foam-free flower arrangements and minimize your impact on Mother Earth. Outdoor wedding celebrations continue to grow in popularity, especially in the summer months. Tipis, tents and yurts can create a special space in a meadow, forest glen or shoreside venue.