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Summer's Hottest Trends

by Rebecca Bertone

August 2nd, 2017

“Spring cleaning” doesn’t always happen in the spring. Sometimes, we find ourselves updating our closets in the middle of summer. Say “goodbye” to the gaucho pants and color blocking pieces (why do we still have these?!) and say “hello” to more closet space to bring you into 2017. To help you fill up your newfound space, we compiled a list of this summer’s hottest trends.

You’ve seen them modeled all over Instagram and gracing the pages of Cosmo and InStyle. Off the shoulder tops and dresses are IT this season. Show off those sun kissed shoulders and neckline in a dress that’s both comfy and fashionable. The best part? You don’t have to spend your entire paycheck to keep up with this trend. Amazon has an off the shoulder, striped mini dress that comes in several colors and is perfect for outings all summer long.

Number two on our hottest trends list has come a long way. Ruffles aren’t only for your Mamma’s curtains anymore! Designers are attaching ruffles to necklines, sleeves, and hemlines to just about anything you can wear! OSAP has the ultimate outfit for simplicity and style with their One Shoulder Ruffle Jumpsuit. We’re all sorts of in love with this outfit because it takes the guess work out of what to wear by giving it to you in one piece! Spend your days (or nights) having fun and less time figuring out what to wear.   

Cut isn’t the only thing making a splash this season. Patterns are too! Shorts with a bright, bold pattern are taking over stores by offering a fun way to incorporate color to your wardrobe. Instead of throwing on a patterned or bright colored shirt, try a fun pair of shorts with a basic t-shirt instead. A lot of patterned shorts are loose fitting and made from cotton, so they’re perfect for scorching hot days! Lulu’s has a huge selection of printed shorts, including this adorable blue and purple patterned pair. They even have ruffles at the bottom….sensing a pattern here?

Keeping with the theme of patterns, stripes are another big trend this season. Black and white stripes, or pastel stripe prints are taking over the clothing racks. 202AVE is killing the fashion game with their Dotted Lines Striped Dress. This little number has vertical stripes made from pastel colored dotted lines. So much better than your typical striped ensamble and totally adorable.

The last thing on our trends list isn’t focused on pattern or cut. Khaki’s are back and making some noise...well, as much noise as khaki can make. This season’s runways were full of utilitarian inspired khaki pieces that takes the color from elementary school uniform to fashion show chic. Adding this Lightweight Trench Jacket to your collection is ideal because it can go from summer to fall without looking like it doesn’t belong. Score!

You can’t go wrong with sticking to these five trends for summer 2017. Give us all the ruffled, striped, off the shoulder dresses until it’s time for fall jackets! Be sure to check out our Summer’s Hottest Trends collection for more summer outfit inspo!