Prediction: 8 Summer Trends That Are About to Blow Up

While we're still on the brink of spring, I'm mentally already fast-forwarding to summer. Don't get me wrong—I love to layer up in coats and boots but I pretty much live for warm-weather style, so summer is where my wardrobe really shines. After all, I grew up in Arizona and live in L.A., so feel like I've become somewhat of an expert when it comes to dressing for summer. So which trends are on my radar and which pieces do I think will be huge in a few months?

Looking to the runways and fashion insiders, it's clear that there are a number of trends that will be big this summer. From tropical prints and bold colors to chain heels and exposed bras (and plenty more), there are some major summer trends destined for all of our wardrobes once the warm weather hits. Ahead, see the eight summer trends I'm predicting are about to blow up and shop my edit.

Tropical Prints

With bold jungle prints spotted on the S/S 20 runways including Versace, the tropical prints are poised to be everywhere this summer. We'll be seeing it as a strong trend in swimwear as well as vacation clothing.

This is currently sitting in my shopping cart.

Shop the matching High-Waist Floral-Print Bikini Briefs ($106)

Nouveau Aviator Sunglasses

Sure, aviator sunglasses have been around forever, but this summer, we'll be seeing updated takes on the classic. Bottega Veneta's sleek hexagonal pair have already been popular with celebs like Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, but we're also seeing other brands coming out with their own take on the reinvented aviator.

We're already seeing bra tops emerge as a huge trend for 2020, but it will only be picking up steam as we get closer to summer. My favorite way to style them? Underneath a blazer, as seen here from Staud.

Pull this off for the evening with a satin set like this.

Heels With Chains

Chain-embellished heels are the shoe trend that will dominate 2020. Last summer, everyone was pairing anklets with heels so think of this as a new way breathing life into that trend.

Bold Colors

Get ready for big punches of color with lots of hues that scream fun. I'm especially drawn to bold pinks as well as sunny shades like yellow and orange. 

This top is designed to look like there's a bikini top underneath.

Short Suits

Suiting is one of the biggest trends of 2020, period, so you better believe that there will be a way everyone will wear suits this summer. Look no further than the short suit. This summer, style yours with a bra top and chain heels.

My mom had a set like this in the '90s, and now I need it.

Shop the matching High-Waisted Shorts ($227)

Mango is a go-to for affordable suiting.

Shop the matching Pleated Bermuda Shorts ($80)

Pink perfection.

Shop the matching Sage Shorts ($215)

Padded Shoulders

Get ready to say goodbye to your ordinary tees and hello to padded-shoulder versions. The rising micro-trend is already huge on the street style scene but will be everywhere by summer.

Kendall Jenner just wore this dress version.


Raffia might be a summer staple, but we'll be seeing it blow up this year. Look for the material in chic beach bags and hats.