7 Summer Trends You Don't Want to Miss From Net-a-Porter's Epic Sale

With Net-a-Porter’s epic sale happening right now, it’s one of the best times to add some key summer trends to your closet. I have had my eye on some new pieces for the season ahead, and now that the NAP sale has arrived, I personally ordered some amazing finds to wear this summer. If you’re similarly interested in shopping the sale, here’s what you need to know: Not only are there pieces across the site that are marked down by up to 60%, but you’ll also receive a $50 gift card for every $500 you spend.

From pretty maxi dresses to the chic flats everyone is wearing to the fresh swimsuit trend that is already taking over (and more), the Net-a-Porter sale is stocked with incredible finds that hit on what’s cool for summer. Here, I’m highlighting seven of my favorite summer trends from the sale and my picks to add to your cart before they sell out.

Maxi Dresses


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To be honest, maxi dresses have always felt like a tricky piece to wear. After seeing so many stylish fashion people in them, I’m officially a fan and can’t wait to add more pieces into my closet. 

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Mermaid Swimsuits


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While there are plenty of cool swimsuit trends bubbling up for summer, mermaid swimsuits—with everything from shell-like tops to ruched details—stand out as one of the freshest styles to emerge recently. 

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Strappy Flats


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I’ve personally been wearing flats more and more recently, including these strappy Studio Amelia sandals, which have become an essential wardrobe basic. They’re the perfect blend of easy and polished that look good with practically anything.

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Bermuda Shorts


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Bermuda shorts have been on the rise, and I’ve spotted them in the wardrobes of fashion insiders everywhere. From denim styles to linen versions, these cutoff shorts are the cool trend that was made for summer.

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If you’re getting tired of wearing sweatpants, linen clothes are exactly what you’ll want to adopt into your wardrobe. The anti-loungewear trend is gaining popularity, and it’s easy to see why: The lightweight, breathable pieces have all the comfort of the sweatpants you’ve been wearing on repeat but look more polished.

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High-Rise Briefs


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I’ve been seeing more and more high-waisted briefs and exposed waistbands popping up on Instagram, and I’m very on-board with a return to the comfortable underwear silhouette.

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Square-Toe Heels


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Nineties-inspired square-toe heels are a trend we’ve been seeing for a few seasons now but they just seem to get cooler and cooler with details like sculptural heels and minimal straps. These are shoes you’ll be wearing for years ahead.

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Next, discover the seven biggest swim trends to know about for 2020.

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.com, 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.