Summer Trends: What to Wear at the Reflections Celebration

What-to-Wear5Have you ever dreamed of living the life of a red carpet celebrity? Or are you just in need of a nice night out on the town? If so, and you’re a passionate PTA member or honored student, you are welcome to attend the National PTA Awards & Reflections Celebration.

At this year’s award’s celebration, all guests will be greeted by taking a walk on our red carpet, followed by a plated dinner and desert, as well as student performances and tributes to the winners of our Reflection Awards.

Held during the Think BIG! Think PTA… 2016 National Convention & Expo, there will be many opportunities for wining, dining and of course lots of selfies! To make sure you’re ready for an elegant night-out in Orlando, here are some trendy-yet-classic style tips for the summer of 2016.

Bold Prints

A major trend fashion followers are seeing this summer is big and bold prints. Bold prints make an exciting statement and nothing else says “I’m confident” quite like a lively floral print or a geometric pattern. Small floral prints are for the spring, so why not make a statement this summer with a bold print instead? Orlando’s night life and tropical climate will definitely welcome your beautifully bold fashion statement.


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Slip Dresses

Fashion statements are great, but comfort is also a necessity for successful night out. Free-flowing fabrics and light textures are ideal for the Florida heat, so thankfully a trend this summer is the slip dress. Play it up with eye-catching accessories, like a strappy shoe or a statement necklace.

Photo Credit: The Trend Spotter

Photo Credit: The Trend Spotter

White Trousers

To change up the routine of a dark or neutral suit, brighten up your choice of outfit with a white trouser. They can be dressed down for casual occasions or dressed up for occasions like our gala; overall a smart choice. Tommy Hilfiger, Dior Homme, Polo Ralph Lauren and Calvin Klein’s 2016 summer collections are all displayed here, sporting the white trouser.


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Fun Trends for Kids

A great way for kids to express their personality is through their style!  Allowing children to help pick out their outfit can let them express their creativity and have fun! Consider pairing formal and casual elements together, as well as colors, patterns and textures. This will be a highly photographed event, with some famous Disney stars attending, so make sure your kids are cool and confident.

Whatever you wear, let it express your personality and your flawless sense of style!  Don’t be afraid to try this summer’s formal trends and to reflect the beachy culture of Orlando. Everyone at National PTA hopes you are looking forward to this highly-anticipated event, and now you and your families’ outfits are sure to impress!

For more info about this year’s awards, visit Don’t forget to follow us on social media at #PTAcon16 to see behind-the-scenes pics and more!

Olivia Kimmel is the PR & Social Media Intern at National PTA.

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