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Summer is finally here. You know what that means … time to goshopping. But before you head out the door, you need to learn howto spot this summer’s trends so you can be in style all seasonlong.

For those hot summer days where your only plans involve sittingpoolside to soak up the sun, you have to make sure your fashionmatches your carefree attitude. Consider one of these stylishswimsuits that are sure to sizzle in 2010:

* Vintage – For summer 2010, lots of celebrities are taking aretro approach to swimsuit fashion. The one-piece ’50s pin-up styleis finding its way back into the spotlight. Vogue predicts thatpolka dots and bright colors are exactly what women will be lookingfor as summer approaches.

* Cut-outs – New this season are swimsuits with an attitude.Celebrities like Kourtney and Khloe Kardashian have been seen inswimsuits with cut-outs. Whether the cut-out is tiny or huge, theseswimsuits show the perfect amount of sun-kissed skin.

* Bikinis – Bikinis are making a statement. With bold colors,mix-and-match patterns and feminine accents, bikinis are lettingthe wearer customize her own style. Cameron Diaz is just one of themany celebrities sporting this new trend. Girly frills are theperfect addition to any bikini, plus they help hide flaws.

Unfortunately, you can’t spend all your time poolside, so youneed to know all the options for a laid-back night in the warmsummer weather. The ’80s are coming back in a big way, so why notembrace that retro style? Try matching ripped jeans with a printedT-shirt. Big bracelets, look-at-me nail polish and your favoriteflip-flops will complete your summer ensemble.

For a night out on the town, get some impromptu fashiontraining from modern celebrity fashion icons like Beyonce andRihanna by pairing a blazer with a flirty blouse. The combinationsof masculine and feminine details make this look a must for summernights.

For formal occasions this summer, the trends are going toinclude plenty of customizable options for you to express yourindividual fashion style. Neutrals have had a huge presence on NewYork fashion designrunways for spring and summer. Flesh tones and barely there colorsare classy ways to make a big fashion impression.

Multi-print dresses, feminine ruffles and feathered skirts arejust right for bringing fun into your wardrobe this summer. Byincluding unique and distinctive elements in your outfits, you aresure to make a big splash this season. Always choose fashionelements that fit your personality, because fashion is aboutshowing your creativity and individual style.

If you always feel like you are way ahead of the trends, why notset them yourself? By enrolling in fashion design classes, you canimprove your skills and learn more about what you love.

Information in this article was provided by the InternationalAcademy of Design & Technology – San Antonio. Contact IADT -San Antonio today if you’re interested in developing marketableknowledge and career-relevant skills with an industry-currentdegree program. (IADT – San Antonio does not guarantee employmentor salary.)

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