Stylist Lala Trips shows how to wear 2022 summer fashion trends

S.summer is here, and stylist Lala Trips knows how to prepare your look for the hot days and nights to come.

The 32-year-old Detroit native has 10 years of experience in the fashion retail industry, covering styling, visual merchandising and more for Halston, Neiman Marcus, Anthropologie and Intermix, and recently created her own consulting agency, The LT. Study . Through her thriving business, Trips creates personal styling and wardrobe changes for businesswomen and public figures; consultancy for small fashion brands and retail stores; and public speaking.

Here he breaks down (and models) some summer trends, gives tips for including them in your wardrobe and recommends some shops.

Check out Trips’ website – – for more information on her services, to shop her looks, and to see her top choices for fashion, home and lifestyle items.

Trend: Bright colors

Lala Trips wears an Akvnas dress, Chapters earrings, a JW PEI bag and Alexander Wang shoes.

After these turbulent two years, says Trips, people are looking forward to dressing up more and doing it in brightly colored pieces. “Statement colors such as green, we will not move away from that green color that Bottega [Veneta] famously created, “says Trips.” So, we’re going to see variations of that green, whether it’s ‘Bottega green’, grass green or maybe a lime green. “Trips also says that orange and bright pink are also experiencing. their moments this season.

Professional tip: If you want to incorporate these trendy colors in small doses, Trips recommends using bright accessories or pairing an all-black look with a single colorful piece. “Whether it’s through a bag, a scarf, maybe a jacket, a blazer, I think there are easy ways to add it to your wardrobe.”

Sportmax Cotton Knit Dress, $ 835, at Max Mara;
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LV Pont 9 Bag in Summer Gold, $ 4,200, from Louis Vuitton;
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Fuchsia Open Back Crop Top, $ 1,320, at Louis Vuitton;
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Island Palm / New Cream Embossed Monogram T Scholarship, $ 458, from Tory Burch; for similar styles
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Heeled sandals in green, $ 50, from Zara;

Trend: optical illusion

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Lala Trips pairs a Just Cavalli blazer with a Zara tank top and AG Jeans. An Alexander Wang bag, earrings from local jewelry brand Hoop Mobb and a Justine Clenquet necklace complete the look.

An intriguing print or pattern, Trips says, can inspire some fun, maximalist looks. And with patterned or printed sets, the outfit possibilities are endless. “What I think is so beautiful of the [patterned] suits or suits is that you can take that look and wear it together for a beautiful and bold statement. But then you can take those pieces and wear them separately, getting multiple uses from those pieces.

Professional tip: Trips suggests wearing a patterned or printed garment in a more subdued pastel color if you are looking for a sober yet bold look.

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Printed shirt, $ 60, from Zara;
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Pajama-style printed pants, $ 60, from Zara;
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Patricia Locke Headliner in Fling Clip Earrings, $ 170, at DIA Shop;
optical illusion of summer fashion trends
Weekend Max Mara Cotton dress, $ 475, at Max Mara;

Trend: Y2K fashion

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Lala Trips sports a bustier by Alice + Olivia, pants by Adam Lippes, a bag and shoes by Forever 21, earrings by local jewelry brand Hoop Mobb and a Justine Clenquet necklace.

Not everyone tries to embrace the fashions of the late 90s / early years (Low waist jeans? No, thanks …). But Trips says there are ways to take some style elements from that era and modernize them. “My take on the 2000s trend is a cute crop top or a little sports bra. But I would keep it there with a high waist or a middle waist [pair of jeans]”she says.” That way, it just feels a little more modern and fresh, as opposed to completely
that time.”

Professional tip: Another Trips-approved look is a bralette with a chic blazer and pants. He takes this outfit to the next level by creating a monochromatic ensemble.

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Simon Miller Veda Pant in Fruit Salad, $ 265, at the coup;
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McGraw Wedge in Brie, $ 328 from Tory Burch;
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Knitted top with criss-cross strap in black, $ 23, at Zara;
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Jeffrey Campbell Luau Sandal in Black, $ 105, at Sundance Shoes;

Plus, 3 local shopping tips from Lala Trips


This emerging streetwear brand created by Detroit designer Erica Hobson offers a selection of T-shirts, hoodies, trucker hats and basics. For a pop of color, Trips recommends the Luff Essentials Slit Pant (they own a pair in the brand’s Kelly Green colourway).

S. McGee Collection

Detroit native, stylist, illustrator and Shawna McGee brings her illustrations to life on her silk kimonos and scarves. Trips loves the New York designer’s Eye See You Kimono. “Pair kimonos with swimwear for a resort pool look or with a silk tank top, jean or denim shorts and heels for a fun nighttime look,” she says.

Bee bird

This Detroit-based contemporary women’s boutique, says Trips, has something for anyone looking to dabble in the trends of the year 2000. For a chic top to wear high or low, Trips likes the Open Your Eyes top, available in green and black.

This story is from the June 2022 issue of Hour Detroit. Read more our digital edition.