Right now, I’m ready to add some new pieces to my closet for summer, and some cool trends recently caught my eye. What I love most about them is that they’re actually centered on basic closet staples but with interesting details that make them feel modern. They're the perfect blend of comfortable and cool. I’m seeing basics like tank tops finished with ribbing and collared button-downs finished in breathable linen. Perhaps one of my favorites? T-shirts that have been updated with muscle-tee silhouettes and padded shoulders that transform the essential piece into something special.
Ahead, I’m highlighting seven of the most comfortable summer trends sitting in my shopping cart now that also happen to be super chic. While these are already starting to bubble up now, they will continue to be popular in the coming months. Go on to see how fashion girls are already wearing them now, and then shop my edit.
Swimsuits as Tops
This color is perfection.
Who even needs swimsuit bottoms when you can wear the top with a skirt like this?
This ruffled zebra top is so stunning (and affordable).
Padded Muscle Tees
I've already adopted the padded muscle tee into my wardrobe and think it's such a great update on a classic T-shirt. Paired with shorts or jeans, it adds an element of cool to a simple outfit.
These also come in white and black.
You can't go wrong with Birkenstock's classic Arizona sandals.
I love the solid-black finish.
Tube tops are the ultimate throwback piece that is officially here to stay. I think they're the perfect foundational layering piece to wear underneath a linen blazer or simply pair with jeans and mules.
For anyone looking for a cropped length.
Or a bodysuit version.
Finished with cool ruching.
Linen is the breathable fabric that is practically made for summer. Right now, I'm seeing it everywhere but especially in collared button-down tops. Style yours with just a few buttons secured at the waist.
Here's the exact shirt pictured above.
I would buy this a size up for a loose fit.
This comes in two other colors.
Bra tops have already popped as a huge trend in the last year but are holding strong for summer. Layer one with a slip skirt and cropped cardigan like the outfit here.
To pull off the outfit above.