It's summer party season, and there are plenty of new warm-weather fashions to try. Style expert Chassie Post stopped by TODAY Thursday to share some fresh trends the entire family will love.
1. Gingham and camo
Post likes to call these trends the new classics: gingham is always fresh for summer and Army-inspired patterns, like camo and olive green, are must-have staples. These trends work perfectly on everyone — men, women, boys, girls and people of all ages and sizes.
This handsome dad is rocking a classic navy-and-white gingham shirt by J Crew, which can be mixed with any bottoms in his wardrobe for the perfect pick-me-up. This look is kept business-casual with the addition of a slim-stretch chinos in olive green. The slim and slightly cropped cut is a sleek, polished and a cool take on a classic pant. The look is finished off with great brown leather brogues worn with no socks for a little flash of ankle.
Secret Wash Short-Sleeve Shirt in Vintage Navy Gingham, $54, J.Crew
Bowery Slim Pant in Stretch Chino, $79, J.Crew
Leather Brogues, $56, Asos
For little him:
For a very stylish son, this larger scale neon orange gingham will be tops. We paired his shirt with another take on the army pant: blue camo joggers. His look is finished off with one of the biggest shoe trends of the season, the pool slide sandal.
Gingham Shirt, $36, J.Crew
Camo Jogger, $24, Gap
Adidas Slides, $35, Famous Footwear
For little her:
For an adorable daughter who wants to stay on-trend, try this cute interpretation of the army jacket — complete with fuzzy decals! We added in some sassy red gingham pants and finished off the look off with a classic sandal done up in glitter.
Army Jacket, $36, Zara
Cropped Checked Leggings, $10, Zara
Glitter Sandals, $36, Zara
2. Mini-Me athleisure
Dad and baby are totally twinning! The coordinating "Copy/Paste" T-shirt and onesie make a perfect gift for dad. We paired the tops with matching track pants and matching sneakers to really drive it home.
Copy & Paste Tee and Onesie Set, $40, Cole + Coddle
Papa Bear and Baby Bear Matching Set, $37, Momaste Etsy Shop
Adidas + UO Slim Track Pant, $69, Urban Outfitters
Stan Smith Originals, $60, Adidas
Baby Firebird Tracksuit, $30, Foot Locker
Baby Stan Smith Sneaker, $30, Amazon
Mom will look amazing in an of-the-moment splatter-printed, metallic sweatshirt with lots of purposeful cut-outs. Layer this modern sweatshirt over an easy knit dress and added a pair of shiny silver pool slides for an added dose of cool without sacrificing comfort.
Dress, $13, H&M
Slides, $35, Aldo
3. Animals and stripes
Whether they're hitting the beach or pool, animals and stripes are the way to do so in style.
For little him:
From sharks to dinosaurs, critters are a big trend in beachwear this season. Pair the swim trunks with a French Breton-stripe T-shirt and a navy rash guard with white seam detail for a fresh look. Also, these water shoes by Native Shoes are rubber versions of sneakers that are perfect for the ocean or any puddles.
Striped Breton Tee, $20, Boden
Surf Shorts, $24, Boden
Rash Guard, $18, Lands End
Bathers, $24, Boden
Native Kids Shoes, $35, Zappos
Critters aren’t just for kids! A stylish dad can wear a more mild-mannered animal on his navy beach trunks: little turquoise seahorses. We added a coordinated mini stripe (another big trend) on a Polo shirt and Haviana’s waterproof version of the espadrille.
Classic Stripe Cotton Polo, $50, Ralph Lauren
Seahorse Swimtrunks, $88, Bonobos
Origine ii, Havianas, $38, Zappos
And of course no trip to the beach is complete without your very own personalized photo towel. So much fun!
Photo Collage Personalized Beach Towel, $30, Personalization Mall
Seersucker is one of our favorite summer fabrics. It is cool in both senses of the word and always looks classic and chic.
Mom will look fabulous in a pink seersucker, one-shoulder dress featuring one of the biggest trends of the season — a giant ruffle! Dress it up with heels or add an easy flat for a more casual look.
Seersucker Dress, $129, J.Crew
Bag, $64, Sam Edelman
Ankle Strap High Heel Sandal, $35, Amazon
Dad will look dapper in a sharp-blue seersucker blazer, pink dress shirt (we love pink on men!) and a striped tie. To keep it cool, pair his blazer with a pair of white jeans and navy sneakers.
Seersucker Blazer, $75, Macy’s
Pink Shirt, $33, Macy's
White Jeans, $37, Levi's
Sneakers, $50, Zara
For little him:
Their adorable outfit will let him look playful and put together at the same time with a pair of seersucker shorts emblazoned with palm trees, a matching pink shirt and the cutest plaid bow tie ever from Stinky McGee. Finish off his look with navy boat shoes, which are a stylish, go-anywhere summer staple.
Shirt with Tie/bow Tie, $15, H&M
Orange & Blue Plaid Bow Tie, $28, Stinky McGee
Embroidered Seersucker Shorts, $40, Brooks Brothers
Boat Shoes, $23, Gap