The Summer Trends You Should Ditch First

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I know, I know—summer is almost over, but you're going to have to face the facts sooner or later. (We're pushing for the former.) Instead of getting teary-eyed as we stow away our bikinis, sandals, and tank tops, we are using this as an opportunity to show you just how exciting all the trends are you're going to replace them with really are.

Ahead, we are walking you through which summer trends you should ditch first as we prepare for fall 2018. This doesn't mean the trends to ditch are "out," per se. It just means those are not the most practical of the bunch, and frankly, when the temperatures drop below 50 degrees, you're going to regret your outfit choice in that tube top of yours. Consider this the most pain-free way to get acclimated to the change of the season. There's a cooler fall version just waiting for you to swap it out with, we promise. Ready to see the exciting fall 2018 trends we have waiting for you?

Ditch: Rainbow Stripes

Buy: Neon

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We saw rainbow stripes touch every aspect of the marketplace from swimwear to trousers this summer, meaning it's time to tire the trend for now. The ultimate statement-making swap for the festive colorway? Neon, of course.

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Flip-flops couldn't be more of a summer shoe style if they tried. Swap the beachy footwear staple for the It shoes of the moment—cowboy boots. We've already been seeing tons of fun takes on this shoe trend, and we know the plethora of styles will only go up from here.

Ditch: Windbreakers

Buy: Cool Cardigans

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The windbreaker provided a reliable sporty lightweight jacket option for the warmer months, but sadly, the trendy outerwear piece won't cut it in the cooler temperatures. Instead, swap your windbreakers for unique cardigans this fall. Wear them around your waist, over your shoulders, or, you know, as actual cardigans.

Available in sizes XXS to XL.

Ditch: Fisherman Bags

Buy: Hands-Free Carryalls

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Those netted fisherman bags come around summer after summer. Chances are yours is mildly wrecked by the saltwater and sand, so give it a rest and fasten a chic belt bag around your waist instead. The look will read on trend and ready for the season ahead.

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The resurgence of the '90s included everything from baggy jeans to mini sunglasses. I don't know what it is about that era, but they really must have loved summer as the most popular '90s trends are not well equipped for the cooler months, especially tube tops. Instead, go bold with an animal-print blouse.

Available in sizes 10 to 18.

Ditch: Microscopic Sunglasses

Buy: Crystal Fringe Earrings

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If you are looking to add some sort of oomph to your face via accessories, put the mini sunglasses aside and opt for crystal fringe earrings instead. They will frame your face well and make any outfit pop.