Brighter Is Better, Especially Where Summer Style Is Concerned

With summer in full swing it's time to ditch that dark denim and mix-up your style arsenal with accessories that are way more vibrant. Since being spotted everywhere from international runways to the glossy pages of Vogue, the fashion world has been embarking on a vivid journey with the return of highlighter hues and eye-catching prints.

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Much like Miami's revitalized Wynwood Walls — whose neon facades inspired this editorial — these examples transform one's style in a fresh and dynamic way. The once run-down industrial area has been revived by community leader Tony Goldman, who worked alongside some of our generation's most recognized graffiti artists – including Shepard Fairey, Os Gêmeos and Ron English — to make his vision come to life.

The end result is one of the world's largest interactive street art galleries, a hub for artists, designers and cultural connoisseurs alike. With its newly injected spirit, Wynwood embraces this season's bright palette. Nostalgic pop culture references and artful design details make these examples true symbols of self-expression, just like the art adorning the vivacious walls of Miami's most inspiring neighborhood.

From graffiti-inspired DIY projects to wearable technology concepts, traditional fashion is a thing of the past. So combine each of these examples with what's already in your wardrobe, or have them stand alone as eye-catching statement pieces. The garments are best showcased when paired with monochromatic basics that act as a canvas for their colorful designs. As for the accessories on the list, try combing the bright colors with dark accents for an added pop.

Brighter Is Better, Especially Where Summer Style Is Concerned

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Brighter Is Better, Especially Where Summer Style Is Concerned

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Brighter Is Better, Especially Where Summer Style Is Concerned

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Brighter Is Better, Especially Where Summer Style Is Concerned

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Brighter Is Better, Especially Where Summer Style Is Concerned

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Brighter Is Better, Especially Where Summer Style Is Concerned

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Brighter Is Better, Especially Where Summer Style Is Concerned

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Brighter Is Better, Especially Where Summer Style Is Concerned

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Brighter Is Better, Especially Where Summer Style Is Concerned

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This post is republished from Trendhunter in partnership with Federated Media and smartwater.