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6 Style Trends For Summer 2015

Kathy Zerbib |
May 1, 2015 | 1:17 p.m. PDT

Senior Entertainment Editor

This summer is all about vibrant colors and statement pieces. Whether you're into prints or solid colors, make a splash this season by opting for more than hip-hugging sundresses as your attire. From kimonos to body chains to rompers, here are some of the hottest trends and where to buy them.

Block Heels

This style combines the comfort of walking in chunky heels with the retro look of platform shoes. Block heels featuring floral patterns or bold cutouts scream summer. Make your heels the hero of your OOTD by pairing them with a simple, solid-colored dress. Shop this innovative trend anywhere from Charlotte Russe to Tobi to Topshop.

Color Block Chunky Heel Sandals for $32.99 (Charlotte Russe).
Color Block Chunky Heel Sandals for $32.99 (Charlotte Russe).

Bodycon Skirts

Last year, it was the skater skirt. This year, it's all about the bodycon skirt - a high-waisted, pencil skirt that cuts off mid-thigh. Call it the mini skirt 2.0. Bodycon skirts stretch to effortlessly hug your curves. For summer, opt for skirts in vibrant or neon colors. Pick some up from Tobi, H&M or Charlotte Russe

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Wild Child Mini Skirt for $36 (Tobi).
Wild Child Mini Skirt for $36 (Tobi).

Graphic Rompers

Yes, this look can be a little irritable (you have to take the whole thing off to use the bathroom). Still, this trend's elegance and simplicity makes the effort worthwhile. Skinny belts are a good way to break a strong print. Show off your sun-kissed, legs-for-days look by accessorizing with - Ahem! - block heels. Find head-turning rompers through Urban OutfittersTobi, Abercrombie & Fitch and Fashion Nova.

Bell Sleeve Romper for $39 (Abercrombie & Fitch).
Bell Sleeve Romper for $39 (Abercrombie & Fitch).

Oversized Body Chains

These body chains aren't just a trend during Coachella season. A thin body chain is great over a solid-colored jumpsuit or maxi dress, but an oversized body chain upgrades the look from chic to shock. This is a statement-making accessory ideal for a crop top-shorts duo or a bikini. Find body chains on Forever 21 or Topshop.

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Layered Body Chain for $14.90 (Forever 21).
Layered Body Chain for $14.90 (Forever 21).

Graphic Coordinates

Matching sets work best when worn together, they are just as stunning when split for separate outfits. Coordinates make for the ultimate wow factor, especially in eye-catching prints. Shop graphic coordinates through Guess, Urban Outfitters or H&M (top here and skirt here).

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Cropped Top for $17.95 and Patterned Skirt for $14.95 (H&M).
Cropped Top for $17.95 and Patterned Skirt for $14.95 (H&M).

Kimonos

This style exploded last summer, but is making a strong comeback this year, too. Dig last year's kimono(s) out of the closet to use again. Or, stock up on more from Guess, Urban Outfitters and Charlotte Russe. Don't expect warmth from a see-through kimono, so rock one to the boardwalk or a pool party over your favorite itsy bitsy bikini. Kimonos with fringe or lace are closet essentials this season.

Floral Fringe Kimono for $69 (Guess).
Floral Fringe Kimono for $69 (Guess).

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