Our Editors Agree—These 6 Summer Trends From Last Year Aren't Out of Style

While we're all spending less time and money shopping for occasion-specific clothing and accessories at the moment, I've been thinking about which new on-trend items I really want to buy and which ones I already own that I can breathe new life into. I took inventory of my current wardrobe assortment, and it turns out I bought a ton of trendy pieces last spring and summer. Anyone else guilty?

After sifting through every last thing I already own and trying on plenty of outfit combinations along the way, I realized that many of 2019's best trends are still going strong today. I bet you already own at least a few of these six items, too, but if not, I've shared my favorite 2020 versions below as well.

Bucket Hats

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I'll admit I felt a little silly the first time I ever wore a bucket hat. (I borrowed it from a friend while at the beach.) This trend took a little time for me to get used to, but now I'm 100% on board. It's also arguably the most practical trend, on sunny days that is.

Leave it to Ganni to make the cutest little lavender bucket hat.

This polyurethane bucket hat protects from both the sun and the rain. You're welcome.

Wear this leopard bucket hat with another animal-print piece for a cool look.

Thong Heels

Thong sandals… Flip-flop heels… We may not be able to agree on exactly what to call this shoe trend, but we can probably agree that it shocked us all when it first appeared in S/S 19 collections. It took a minute for this style to grow on me, but after seeing them over and over again, I finally caved as—let's face it—I oftentimes do.

A fresh pair of white sandals can only mean one thing: Summer is coming.

Leave it to Paris Texas to make this trendy shoe in Millennial Pink.

Finding an on-trend item at an affordable price point never fails to excite me.

This slightly chunky heel means these chic shoes are also practical.


If you've spent more than 10 minutes on Instagram in the last few weeks, then you know that tie-dye is at its peak popularity. I bought quite a few pieces last year when the trend emerged for the first time in a long time, but I plan to ride the tie-dye train for as long as possible. I may even dip my toes into making a few pieces of my own with all the extra time on my hands.

Shop the matching bike shorts ($90).

When it's too hot to wear sweatshirts, cropped long-sleeve tops are where it is.

A tie-dye top to wear with all of your favorite denim shorts.

These socks make a great "just because" gift for friends. Speaking of which, here are some more happy, little gift ideas.

Shop the matching Jenny Tie-Dye Cropped Hoodie ($59).

A matching sweatsuit sparks so much joy. Anyone else feel the same?


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Suit sets were all over my Instagram feed this time last year, but the momentum really hasn't slowed down. This summer, however, it's all about sets that include a blazer and matching miniskirt or longer shorts for a look that's a bit less business and a bit more casual.

Shop the matching Mom Suit Shorts ($32).

This entire set is just over $100 right now.

Shop the matching Gingham Mini Skirt ($69).

I'm starting to love gingham almost as much as I love plaid.

Shop the matching Ruched Mini Skirt ($50).

I'd style this crisp-white skirt suit with sneakers for a more pared-back look.

High-Cut Bikinis

Thanks to the likes of Bella Hadid and Hailey Bieber, high-cut, '80s-style bikinis got plenty of attention last summer. The bottoms sit higher on the hips and create somewhat of a V-shape, so they're ideal for anyone looking for the illusion of longer legs. Apparently that's a lot of people because the high-cut style is back by popular demand from many of our favorite swimwear designers.

Shop the matching Malibu Top ($69).

Wear these straps as low or high as you want.

Shop the matching Saint Ribbed Bikini Top ($54).

I'd suggest scooping up this popular bikini while it's still on sale.


The inner 7-year-old in me was just plain giddy when anklets became an Instagram-approved trend last summer. As a child, mine were homemade out of rainbow-colored string (and were awesome, by the way), but now I opt for more sophisticated versions that involve proper clasps. They're great to wear with swimwear or a pair of open-toe mules.

To go with your favorite chain necklace.

I'll just go ahead and file this anklet under "jewelry that makes me smile."

The pearls make this one just a bit unexpected.

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