Memorial Day Weekend unofficially kicked off Summer, which means it’s time to refresh your wardrobe for the warmer months ahead. This season is filled with BBQs, pool parties and patio linkups, so you want to be extra cute no matter where you go. New trends come around each season, and thankfully, some of the biggest ones for Summer are super easy to wear no matter your age or personal style.
Before you head out to shop for a new wardrobe, here’s a peek at 6 accessory and style trends that you’ll see everywhere all Summer.
The tie dye trend instantly brings to mind a Cali cool girl vibe. You can go totally psychedelic with it ala the bright, punchy hues from the 70s Dead Head days, but an easier (and more polished) way to rock it is in slightly subdued tones, and more watercolor-esque hues. Try it in a kimono with your favorite denim or cutoff shorts or a comfy, casual tank.
Spellbound Tie Dye Kimono, Free People
Ady Wallet Melbourne, Brahmin
In our book, animal print is a neutral that can be worn whenever, wherever, but it’s still considered a trend because it’s so popular. The trick is to find it in fun, versatile pieces like a leopard print skirt that can be worn casually with graphic tees + flat sandals or an allover printed dress with your favorite wedges.
Jessica Simpson Twist Front Leopard Print Maternity Dress, A Pea in the Pod
Leopard Print Smocked Pull On Maxi Skirt, LOFT
A straw bag is synonymous with Summer, but no longer do you have to get a huge tote better meant for the beach in order to try out the trend. Bags are a LOT sleeker (and chicer) when you pick one in a circular style or a bamboo wood finish.
Penelope Basket Clutch, Free People
Aguna Round Rattan Crossbody in White, Francesca’s
Mixing prints is nothing new, but the new patchwork mixed print trend has been gaining momentum. A more “creative” trend if you will, this is one that you want to let shine on its own. Pair with simple accessories and tops/bottoms so that you don’t look like you got into a fight with your grandma’s crafting drawer (and it won).
Melody Patchwork Dress, Anthropologie
Sonatina Midi Skirt, Anthropologie
Expect to see electric hues ev-er-y-where this Summer. Our favorite way to incorporate this trendy style into our wardrobe is with accessories, especially via sunglasses, bags and earrings, but you can also make more of a statement in a flirty maxi dress or skirt.
Pleated Maxi Dress, Banana Republic
SUPER by RetroSuperFuture® Drew Sunglasses, J.Crew
Kacey Perforated Clutch, Freschanca’s
Woven Criss Cross Slide Sandals, LOFT
I know, I know, you’re wondering what you would even put into a tiny purse but that’s not the point-this is about FASHION, people, so test this uber cute trend out on a day when all you really need to leave the house with is your cellphone, credit card + maybe a lipstick.
Piece By Piece Crossbody, Free People
To shop these trends, be sure to visit these local retailers in The Shops of Saddle Creek!