Our Blog

News & Events at Ocio Plaza Del Rio

View our blog below for the latest on what's happening around our community!

Ocio Plaza Del Rio Blog Feed

Return To Blog
White fringe handbag with sunglasses on a plain white background.



After an unusual year, we are all ready to let our wardrobes demonstrate our desire for adventure and beauty. Summer 2021 brings a handful of familiar trends with modern twists – a little bit of the old mixed with the new.

Here are some simple and fun trends to check out.

Bright, Bold Handbags

Summer is arriving with a bang – in the form of super bright, super bold handbags. Cherry red is always in style, or try a vibrant blue. Yellows are also making the rounds, as you can see with this chartreuse Kate Spade bag. Simple, bold bags like these look amazing with tops or blazers that feature heavy patterns. They also make monochromatic outfits pop.

Yellow & Camel

Yellow is all over summer fashion, particularly in partnership with camels, beiges, and light browns. Try light yellow paired with a deep camel tone or marigold with a warm beige. And this trend is made all the better when you can incorporate textures, like smooth, shiny silks, crisp cottons, or breezy rayon blends.

Fringed Bags

The 60s and 70s are making a big splash in 2021’s summer fashion forecast. If you don’t love the yellow and camel color pairing, go for a fringed handbag, instead. Try something traditional, like this leather, fringed purse, or look for something with a modern twist. Today’s fringed handbags often feature ultra-long or ultra-thick fringe.

Utility Jackets

These are great for everyone and the perfect light layer for summer. And let’s face it: Everyone loves having a ton of pockets. Try this casual piece from Old Navy.

Oversized Bermuda Shorts

Guys, we’re looking at you here. Bermuda shorts are getting bigger and bolder in 2021. You might not want to take it as far as Dolce & Gabbana or Gucci have, but you can still enjoy this laidback style without all the sartorial fanfare with these Lacoste Stretch Bermudas.

The Boyfriend Jacket

This staple from the 90s is back with a vengeance. Ladies, if you want to go all out, be sure to purchase one that’s a few sizes too large and one with shoulder pads, if you can find it. It works even better if you borrowed it from your boyfriend’s closet.

Keep up with fashion, fun, and good food by following the Ocio Plaza Del Rio blog.