It’s hard not to get excited about this summer’s biggest trends. Especially when your favorite fashion muses are donning them with such zest all over Instagram. I’m generally not a slave to trends, but there are certain fashion picks that are way too hard to pass up this season. And why would you want to? From uplifting bright and bold colors to the leopard print you’ve been seeing on cool girls everywhere and the coolest seashell jewelry that makes us want to bolt to the beach ASAP, these are the spiking trends I can’t resist getting my hands on for the sunny season ahead.
This beachy summer trend has been blowing up our Instagram feed—and we can’t get enough. Swap your regular hoops for shell earrings or layer on multiple shell necklaces for a statement look.
Say goodbye to black and consider leopard print your new summer neutral. “The Naomi” Réalisation Par skirt has a lot to do with our growing obsession—currently being styled in every way possible by fashion girls around the globe. It’s currently sold out, but there are plenty of other cool options to take on the trend. Bonus: The print is sticking around for fall too.
The beaded bag trend shows no signs of slowing down. And there are plenty of striking options at every price point. Trade your heavy leather purse for these beaded beauties instead.
Rainbow Stripes (and Straps)
From dresses to jewelry and strappy sandals, rainbow-colored stripes are reigning supreme this summer. Whether you opt for multicolored bracelets stacked high up your wrist or vibrant shoes to add some oomph to your outfit, these bright and bold hues are sure to put a smile on your face this summer.
Smocking (and Puff Sleeves)
The simple embroidery technique of smocking has been seen on everything from sundresses to swimwear and spaghetti-strap tops. Not only is it comfortable and stretchy, but it looks utterly adorable. Bonus if you combine it with this season’s (also trending) puff sleeves. They’ve been around for the past few seasons and show no signs of slowing down.
From PVC shoes to clear bags, the transparent trend is unquestionably a summer must-have. The best part is how versatile it is—you can literally wear with everything from denim to dresses because they don’t have a color to clash with.