Top summer fashion trends


It really feels like summer is already here, which is a great excuse to get your wardrobe ready. So what hot trends are coming our way?

I got together with wardrobe stylists Kyle Kagamida, Kim Smith and Therese Wahl and makeup stylist Rene to narrow down the list. Here are our picks for this summer’s top fashion trends.

Denim on denim for men

“Although denim on denim is usually frowned upon because it can look hideous, when done right, there’s something really sexy about a guy who can pull off this look,” says Kagamida.

“For the men’s double-duty denim look you can’t go wrong with a sporty jacket, which I love to pair with a perfectly cut denim shirt,” Smith says. “Denim is a season-less staple. Just reinterpret it this season by layering up!”


Styled by Kagamida and Smith: Emporio Armani denim jacket ($265), Hugo Boss button-up shirt ($145) from Emporio Armani, Hugo Boss at T Galleria.

Transitional bohemian

“Being that we live in Hawaii, the Boho trend can be reinterpreted each season,” says Wahl. “I love this shibori hand-dyed jumpsuit paired with a soft crochet vest with a casual beach style in mind. This season, don’t be afraid to add layers of beaded necklaces and even a non-matching scarf to the mix. Bold leather accessories on a soft Boho look will add unexpected charm and dimension.”


Styled by Wahl: Pon Pon KAWOWO Jumpsuit ($128), batik scarf with tassels ($28). Jumpsuit and scarf from Guava Shop, hand-crocheted white vest with hood from Kai Ku Hale ($54).


The Boho look in necklaces: Tahitian and freshwater pearls/wood and tassel ($45) and freshwater pearls with natural gemstones/agate/aquamarine/wood beads and tassel, both by Kaniwai from Kai Ku Hale ($45); one-of-a-kind necklace of vintage charms and beads ($219) by Katye Killebrew from MiNei Designs Hawaii.


Boho with leather accessories: Baggu brown leather bag ($165) and Linea Belle vintage leather belt ($132), both from Guava Shop.

70s inspired by Bianca Jagger / White on white

“Lanvin, Giambattista and Celine showcased great looks inspired by Bianca Jagger’s bold style this season. It is somewhat androgynous, yet at the same time, very feminine and sexy,” says Kagamida.

“This look is a palette cleanser — all-white is a major trend this season,” notes Smith. “A classic low-cut white jacket simply paired with a gold chain necklace and a mid-length skirt gives the look a sexy, subtle 70s vibe.”


Styled by Kagamida and Smith: Ralph Lauren cream blazer ($145), Tory Burch long gold necklace ($195), Ralph Lauren Polo white skirt ($298), all from T Galleria.


Bianca Jagger-inspired: Tory Burch sunglasses ($195) from Sunglasses 2nd floor at T Galleria.


“The shoe of the season is a flat for every occasion — and these certainly add a pop of color to the popular monochromatic white on white trend,” says Smith.


Savannah melon sandals ($235) from Tory Burch at T Galleria.


“Lavender, pink and cobalt pastels are big this season and add color to any ensemble,” notes Smith. “Even Burberry Prorsum chose bright pastels for intensity and a bit of drama for their Spring/Summer 2015 collection.”

“Pastels are fresh in beauty this season,” says Rene. “A watermelon or peach lip is so on point. Paired with a clean eyeshadow luster, you’ll look sun-kissed and well-rested.”


Pink flowing tank ($145) from Ralph Lauren Polo at T Galleria. Watermelon and peach lip shades from FIXX cosmetics.

I loved working with and picking the brains of these fashion experts. Thank you to:

Kyle Kagamida

Pearl City native Kyle Kagamida lives in Los Angeles, where he’s a wardrobe stylist with a growing Hollywood clientele including Bellamy Young and Andie MacDowell.

Kim Smith

London-born Kim Smith had a successful career in fashion public relations before becoming a professional wardrobe stylist in Honolulu in 2004. Her work spans a vast array of magazines, retailers and television; she also helps individual clients with specific wardrobe needs.

Therese Wahl

Therese Wahl has been a bi-coastal wardrobe and lifestyle stylist for over 25 years. She styles for celebrities, music videos, TV commercials and international advertising campaigns. As a personal stylist she helps define and bring to life clients’ individual sense of style.

Pastels makeup concept by eyebrow and makeup expert Rene.

Rene of Sanctuary salon is a noted makeup artist who has worked on a number of television shows and movies in Hawaii over the past 20 years.