The Summer Trends 3 Cool Designers Want Us All to Try

Temperatures are on the rise, and summer is just two months away, which means we're already planning what we'll be packing for vacation. Sure, there will be swimsuits and sandals and a good beach read packed into our tote bags, but what are some of the major trends to get an early start on?

To get an insider preview about some of the trends we'll be seeing everywhere in a few months, we turned to fashion designers Pia Arrobio, Karen Walker, and Marisa Witkin to fill us in. And it turns out statement pieces are going to be huge. From candy-colored sunglasses to voluminous tops to oversize jewelry, be prepared to go bold.

Keep reading to find more about three cool summer trends to try out now, and shop our favorite pieces.


"Being as naked as possible. Think bathing suits and bodysuits you can wear with shorts or in the ocean. I like fun pieces and big gold jewelry because I'm cheesy." — Pia Arrobio, creative director of LPA

Finished with 3-D flowers across the shoulder strap.

A retro style inspired by silhouettes from the '40s and '50s.


"I'm really loving soft tinted rimless lenses in barely there colors that look like they're floating over the eyes." — Karen Walker, designer of Karen Walker

Go bold with Karen Walker's round pink sunglasses.

We love this bold pair of mirrored cat-eye sunglasses.

Swap out your standard aviators for a gold version.


"Bring on the statement sleeves." — Marisa Witkin, designer of Marisa Witkin

Try the statement-sleeve trend with Marisa Witkin's hand-knit version.

Voluminous at the top and sleeves and cinched at the waist.

Pair this top with cropped jeans.

Finished with Marques'Alemeida's signature raw edges.

This pleated top has long, exaggerated sleeves.

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