5 Summer Trends on My Wish List and 5 I'm Repeating From Years Past


The thing about trends is they come and go. Of course, not all are created equal, and some stick around longer or reemerge more often than others, but the general tendency to pop up then eventually lie low again is pretty much the one thing you can count on with trends. With that in mind, it should make complete sense that there are a handful of summer trends from 2020 that have come back for 2021—five of which I’m particularly excited to bring back into my rotation. However, if that sounds boring to you, not to worry, because there are just as many new trends on my radar as there are old ones. 

Below, you'll find all 10 of the trends I'm eyeing for the months ahead in a cute little slide you can save for easy referencing. After that, I highly suggest sticking around to shop my favorite new versions of each one. After all, isn't that the best part? 


1. Terry cloth

2. Warm-weather knits

3. Tie details

4. Tropical prints

5. Oversize button-downs

1. Retro prints

2. Tunics

3. Checks

4. Fisherman sandals

5. Open-back dresses

Next: 49 epic summer finds under $49.


Since starting as an intern back in 2013, Nicole Akhtarzad Eshaghpour has held several roles here at Who What Wear, and she is currently Editor-at-Large. It was a less expected route, seeing as she was graduating from business school at USC when this all began, but it has turned out to be the best one for her. Fast-forward to 2024, and she's moved to NYC from her hometown of Beverly Hills and spends her workdays a little differently from when she was an intern starting out. Currently, she focuses on a weekly mélange of shopping content. As far as her personal style goes, she's largely drawn to classic pieces and neutral basics but will always make an exception for something colorful, printed, or bejeweled as long as it's deemed worthy enough. After all, the only thing she loves more than a good party is dressing up for one. On weekdays, she can usually be found at home eating something delicious for dinner and trying to force her husband to watch Summer House.