I Almost Never Have to Return Clothes—I Can Tell These Summer Trends Are Winners

Influencer Jessica Skye Puff Sleeve Cutout Black Dress Summer Trends



As a professional shopper, I have developed a well-trained eye when it comes to being able to quickly scan the store racks or, in this case, scroll through the best online stores for the standout pieces of the season. Because of this, my return rate is pretty low unless I'm ordering multiple sizes to find the best fit. The summer trends are aplenty this year, which means I have many more tabs open than usual at the moment, and that's saying a lot.

Some of the top summer trends I can't shut up about span everything from cool dresses (think cutouts, Scandi-girl florals, and voluminous sleeves) to chic tops (think tie-front pieces, striped knits, and standout button-downs) and '90s-inspired pieces (hello, flowy matching sets). Ahead, I'm rounding up 30 summer pieces that you'll wear on heavy rotation this season. I guarantee that some will still be in your closet for years to come, especially the elevated basics, tote bags, and sandals.

This dress incorporates two big trends of the moment: puff sleeves and cutout details.

These are some of my favorite fisherman sandals. They come in this beige hue as well as in black and camel.

An easy, breezy top makes it easy to mix and match the pieces in your wardrobe.

Classic jeans are a must no matter the season.

I am obsessed with this scarf. You can wear it as a top or even a beach cover-up.

This cool dress can be worn to everything from date night to a BBQ with family and friends.

Cheeky tie-front cardigans go well with basic skirts or jeans.

Rectangle sunglasses are having a moment—you can't beat the affordable price tag of this pair.

Nineties-inspired matching satin separates are right up my alley, especially in green hues.

Shop the matching Midi Satin Skirt ($60).

These plissé black pants go with just about any top imaginable.

Dragon Diffusion tote bags get better and better with wear.

Linen shorts are key for summer, and this trending Bermuda length is super chic.

An elevated wrap top is a great alternative to your usual button-down shirt.

These strappy white heels add an instant polished feel to any look.

Leather bomber jackets are key for chilly nights.

This is great worn alone or layered over a T-shirt or button-down shirt.

This pretty pink dress is a lovely option for a summer wedding.

Luxe striped sweaters are super on-trend but are forever favorites regardless.

I'm getting major vacation vibes from this ruched skirt.

Here's a bold strapless top you can wear with just about anything, from jeans to skirts and trousers.

I love this cutout dress in white, but it also comes in pink, black, and tan.

Reach for these if you want to break out of a black-pants rut.

These classic totes are great for running errands.

You'd never guess this button-down has a cool open-back design.

I love a great summer hat that offers UV protection. The black and the tan are my top picks.

This floral-print dress goes great with strappy sandals.