I Spot Trends for a Living—Here's Every Single One I'm Buying for Summer

As a fashion editor, I'm acutely aware of all the current trends on the scene and have basically made it a pastime of mine to uncover emerging micro-trends about to make it big. Since I spend so much of my time trendspotting and reporting on the styles that are in and out, I tend to rack up a massive shopping list for the holes in my own closet. At the start of each new season, I keep a running tab of all the pieces I want to add to my wardrobe to hit on each of the overarching trends I'm seeing.

On my list of trendy clothes for summer 2021 are items such as ribbed tanks, shimmery swimsuits, and fashion-y flip-flops (just to name a few) that represent each of the larger trends I want to test out myself. By keeping a list like this, I'm able to avoid making impulsive purchases and ensure that each item I add to my virtual shopping cart is one that I'll be satisfied with in several months' time. With that, keep scrolling to see every summer trend I plan on buying into and the items I'm eyeing to do so.

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