The 8 Biggest Trends for Summer Vacation, Ranked by Necessity

From the resurgence of ’00s going-out tops to new takes on footwear with silhouettes like nouveau flip-flops, there are cool trends that are breaking just in time for summer. The fashion scene is flooded with plenty of these of-the-moment trends that we will be spotting all summer long as vacation season kicks off, but which ones are essentials to invest in for the months ahead?

While I’ve identified eight key trends for the next season, I’ve taken it one step further and ranked the must-have pieces in order of necessity, starting with the tube top. Here, see which summer vacation trends made the cut and scroll to the end to find out which is number one. Since I know you’ll want to add each of these to your travel wardrobe, shop out each of the essential summer 2019 trends with pieces from my edit.

8. Tube Tops

Did you think tube tops were left behind in the aughts? Well, now they're officially back and this summer is the time to back them on vacation.

7. Nouveau Flip-Flops

Flip-flops got an upgrade for 2019, and you'll be sure to spot the fashion set wearing nouveau versions finished with sculptural or kitten heels.

6. Tie-Dye

Tie-dye was one of the biggest trends on the S/S 19 runways. It's already been a huge trend among fashion insiders but will only pick up steam during summer vacation season.

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5. Scarves

Whether you wear a scarf as a top or tied in your hair, this is one of the trends that will define summer 2019 vacation style.

4. Beige

Tones of beige have already ruled 2019 fashion, and it won't be stopping anytime soon.

3. Statement Swimsuits

Statement swimwear is very 2019 with everything from crochet T-shirt tops to one-pieces embellished with sequins taking over our Instagram feeds.

2. Going-Out Tops

Have you heard that 2000's going-out tops are back? Now is the time to get on board.

1. Barely There Heels

The number one trend of the summer is no doubt the strappy, barely there heels that practically every designer has in their collection.

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