Here Are the Trends I Want to Wear This Summer


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With summer just around the corner, right now, all I can think about are the cool trends on the horizon and the pieces I want to add to my closet. Last summer, I didn’t get around to wearing much more than loungewear sets and house shoes, so I really want to make up for it this time around. Optimism is mounting for a reopening world, so I’m already thinking about possible vacations and everything I want to pack in my suitcase plus some fashion trends for summer I’ll be wearing no matter where I am.

I’m eyeing trends plucked from the S/S 21 runways such as the oversize button-downs that made a major statement at Valentino and The Row. Also topping my list are Instagram-famous trends including matching shorts sets and fun, colorful rings. Of course, it wouldn’t be a summer wardrobe without some of the biggest swimwear trends of the season. Ahead, discover all of the trends I want to wear this summer.

Shorts Sets

Pilot Sunglasses

Oversize Button-Downs

Sparkly Swimsuits


Platform Shoes

Plissé Pleats

Ruffled Swimsuits


Bubblegum Pink

Zebra Bikinis


Baseball Caps

Three-Piece Swimsuits

Platform Sandals

Flowy Maxi Dresses

"Floss" Swimsuits

Saturated Shades

Practical Tote Bags

Halter-String Tops

Colorful Jewelry

Cream-Colored Jeans


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Associate Director, Special Projects

Kristen Nichols is the Associate Director, Special Projects at Who What Wear with over a decade of experience in fashion, editorial, and publishing. She oversees luxury content and wedding features, and covers fashion within the luxury market, runway reporting, shopping features, trends, and interviews with leading industry experts. She also contributes to podcast recordings, social media, and branded content initiatives. Kristen has worked with brands including Prada, Chanel, MyTheresa, and Luisa Via Roma, and rising designers such as Refine and Tove, and her style has been featured in publications including, Vogue France, WWD, and the CFDA. Before Who What Wear, Kristen began her career at Rodarte, where she worked on assistant styling, photo shoots, and runway shows, and at Allure, where she moved into print and digital editorial. She graduated from the University of Southern California, where she studied art history and business, and currently lives in New York.