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Summer is on the horizon and it’s one for the books. Still coming off of a global pandemic, it is projected that many of us will be venturing out this summer and enjoying nature. In fact, beach, mountain, and lake vacations are expected to be the top must-see destinations this year. No matter what your summer looks like, you’ll want to stay comfy, chic, and cool. Here are some of this year’s breakaway trends to try out yourself!
18 Summer Trends You’ll Want To Follow
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Here are some of this summer’s coolest trends:
1. Sustainable Clothing
The fashion world is becoming more Earth-conscientious and it’s a trend that’s here to stay. This summer, stock up on lightweight shorts made with sustainable materials like these All-Around Shorts that have playful tassels that also make it handy to adjust the waist exactly where you want it.
2. The LBS
Every woman needs one: the little black swimsuit. Black is one of the most slimming colors you can wear and what’s cool about this Refresh One Piece is that made with recycled nylon so you’re showing love to our Earth by rocking it.
3. Midi Length
This summer, look for midi-length dresses and skirts that allow for some breeze while still showing off your gorgeous gams. Midi is one of the hot summer trends right now and gals everywhere are rejoicing.
4. Leggings All Year Round
Don’t put those leggings to bed just yet; they’re actually a hot summer item! Make sure you own a good high-waist pair like these Manduka Essence Leggings that are ultra soft and can be worn all day long dressed up with a jean jacket or dressed down with a ribbed tank.
5. Spontaneous Trips
With the pandemic landscape ever-changing, the world has become adept at spontaneity. Now more than ever, people are waiting until the last minute to book a trip, reserve a hotel, or just hop in the car and drive. This summer it’s important to have a great travel backpack you can grab at a moment’s notice.
6. The Tank Bra
These are so hot right now and we absolutely love them. Activewear has started blurring the lines between tank tops and sports bras, creating a cool hybrid that is just as comfortable in the gym as it is on a mountain trail. This Manduka Essence Bra tops the fab list and comes in three colors too.
7. Unisex staples
Stealing your man’s sweatshirt is no longer necessary with the raging unisex trend going on right now. The fashion world is all about inclusion and this summer, look for pieces like this Everyone Crewneck that is made for anyone who loves being comfortable.
8. So Clutch
So summer, so cool, this Village Thrive Woven Clutch is perfect for toting your smartphone, lipgloss, and enough loose change to grab a cold drink when the temps start to rise. Look for the woven look to complete your favorite summer outfit.
9. Bike Shorts
They’re not just for bikers–bike shorts have been sitting at the cool table for a few seasons now because of their versatility. These Recharge Bike Shorts are comfortable as all heck and they look fantastic on every body shape. They make an easy transition from the gym to the beach with zero effort making them top of the list in summer trends.
10. Wide Leg Pants
Whether for sleep or play, wide leg pants are going to be huge this summer thanks in part to their never-ending comfort and chic look. These Satin Sleep Pants may be meant for bed, but could easily pass for a garden picnic as well.
11. The Bodysuit
If you just hid your face under the covers in fear, go ahead and take a peek out. Bodysuits are really nothing to be afraid of; in fact, they are outright genius! They’re a huge trend right now and the functionality alone is enough to step into a committed relationship with one. This High Neck Tank Bodysuit for example is a must for layering. It won’t show skin when you bend over and it gives you a polished, tucked-in look all the time.
12. Sunski Sunglasses
They’re that California cool vibe all in one sustainable fashion statement. Sunski sunglasses tout recycled frames that are carefully made without shortcuts. Take them to the beach or lake this summer.
13. Tees Tease
There’s one fashion staple that will never go out of style—the humble tee. And yet it can be so sexy! From flutter sleeves to perfect pockets to side twists, these UpWest t-shirts are some of our favorites yet!
14. T-Shirt Dresses
If you love a good tee, then you’ll love a perfect t-shirt dress even more. They’re the epitome of an easy summer day. Have one in your summer arsenal that you can just throw on and go.
This summer look for ruffles to crop up in all kinds of fun little ways. We love the discreet ruffle strap of this Refresh Ruffle Swim Top. It’s feminine while still being strong.
Swimwear plays peek-a-boo this summer with cutout details that are playful and fun, like this Refresh Capri Swim Top. It’s a top you’d see on the beaches of the Mediterranean.
17. Loose Yet Flattering
If you can tell from the relaxed styles Gen Z’s are walking around in, loose is the name of the game. This summer, shrug off constricting form-fitting tops and opt for looser ones like this Manduka Root to Rise tank that is breathable, yet super flattering.
18. Healing Quartz
This crystallized mineral is not only known for its beauty, but its healing powers too. Quartz is having a definite moment in the fashion world and you’ll see it in earrings, necklaces, even candles. Hey, it could never hurt to have a little positive energy in your life.
Happy trails ahead this summer, no matter where the road takes you!