With Coachella season behind us and consecutive sweltering hot days just around the corner, it can only mean one thing – summer is on its way! Without fail, it always seems like the spring season is gone in a flash. While I love light layering, there is no denying that spring dressing can get tricky. Having to dress in accordance to both chilly morning weather but warm and balmy afternoon weather is no easy feat. With summer almost here, consider this your sign to ditch the outerwear and transition into your warm weather frocks. So let’s explore the top summer trends to get behind, giving you the inside scoop on what to wear to look and feel your best during the warmer months. Whether you’re headed to the beach or a summer wedding, I have you covered with the latest fashion must-haves. So, grab your sunglasses and let’s dive in!
The Top Summer Trends to Get Behind
All About the Maxi Skirt
Last year was all about the micro mini-skirt (made popular by Miu Miu). While minis are still having a moment, there is no denying the chokehold that longer silhouettes have on us all this year. This comfortable and versatile piece can be dressed up or down and is perfect for those hot summer days. Expect to see a variety of patterns and fabrics, from lightweight cotton cargo maxi skirts to flowy slip skirts, in bold and bright hues.
Lingerie Inspired Dressing
The weather is not the only thing heating up these days. In terms of summer trends, you have to at least acknowledge the heavy presence of lingerie inspired clothing. Daring pieces such as sheer dresses, lace adorned tops, and corset style bodices are all highly coveted items. These sultry styles pay homage to the lingerie department – which was previously kepy underwraps and under clothing. Now, they are pulled to the forefront of everyone’s outfits.
As we know, fashion these days is all about embracing certain types of aesthetic. I would say that the growing tennis chic look will only to continue to become one of the more popular summer trends. It fits into other style niches such as old money, making it a popular choice. While tennis players can easily bank off this look, don’t be afraid to embrace court-inspired outfits in everyday life. Think pleated skirts, active mini dresses, and white sneakers.
Florals are not anything new – especially during the warm weather seasons. That being said, there is a brand new type of floral that has entered the scene. The 3D rosette is taking the fashion world by storm. In fact, it was featured across red carpets and even during the 2023 Met Gala. This textured, flower adornment can be spotted on everything from chokers to halter tops. This is a fun way to shake up your summer evening outfits.
Natural fabrications during the summer season just make sense. Raffia has that care-free feeling that summer is best known for. When it is finally time to pull out the straw bags and raffia sandals, that’s when you know vacation mode is on. From raffia accessories to clothing, I pulled the best of the best below so you can round out your warm weather wardrobe.