17 Fashion Trends That Are Going to Be Huge This Summer

Just because something is trending doesn’t necessarily mean you have to hop on board, but with so many adorable (and easy) clothes, jewelry and accessories to choose from this summer, there are bound to be a few looks you’re willing to embrace. From bold buttons to tiny sunnies to polka-dot everything, these are all the trends you’re about to see at every weekend barbecue on the block.

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Soft Woven Bags

Last summer it seemed like everyone and their mother was sporting a structured basket bag. This year, it’s time to loosen up. Flexible net bags are the new "it" style, just like the one Coterie member Tiffany Jais is sporting here.

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Liberty Print Florals

When Liberty London first began producing its own "Made in England" miniature florals and paisley prints in the '20s, the company probably didn't have any idea that those same patterns would still be going strong almost 100 years later.

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One-shoulder Tops

So much easier to move around in than last year’s off-the-shoulder trend but just as flattering. Plus, you can wear a convertible bra instead of struggling with a strapless.

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Delicate Anklets

These are not the rainbow braided anklets you wore in high school. The 2018 version is chic, simple and sophisticated. Wear them with equally dainty kitten heels, slip-on mules or barely there sandals.

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Matching Sets

Wear a matching top and skirt together or pair them with other superstars from your wardrobe to get the most out of this year’s answer to the romper.

Get the look:

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Summer Boots

Turns out your favorite cold-weather footwear works just as well for the other half of the year. Stick to ankle boot styles (as opposed to, say, over-the-knee) to stay seasonally appropriate and cool.

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Polka Dots

Poppy, retro, not just black and white, this summer's polka dots come in unexpected color combos (like blush and neon pink) or on a pair of tough distressed boyfriend jeans. 


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Clear Bags And Shoes

Fill your PVC tote with some brightly colored pouches and a patterned sunglasses case and suddenly this trend doesn’t feel so intimidating. As for shoes, stick to low-heeled or flat sandals that don’t cover your whole foot.

Rainbow Stripes

We first spotted this cheery print over on the runways at Gucci, Chloé and Peter Pilotto back in 2016. And now it's finally ready to hit the streets. Seriously, how adorable is Coterie member Grace Atwood?

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Mini Sunglasses

The Matrix-inspired eyewear is one of the trickiest trends of the summer, but we found a surefire way to pull it off: Choose a cat-eye lens instead of ovals or rectangles. They'll look good on every face shape and add a touch of glamour to any outfit.

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Espadrilles (again)

Yves Saint Laurent made them a must-have in 1970. Then they were out. Then the preppy set brought them back to life in the early 2000s. Then they went into hibernation. Well, time to dig those lace-up wedges out of your closet because the quintessential summer shoe is making yet another a comeback.

Prominent Buttons

Give a nod to classic '50s style with a line of bold "look at me" buttons down the front of your dress, like Coterie member Krystal Bick. An off-the-shoulder neckline or hip-hugging silhouette brings this throwback into the present day.

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Mini Bags

These adorable little handbags first popped up in late 2015 as super-cute (though impractical) accessories to tote around. Since then, they've evolved into perfectly petite crossbodies that are actually big enough to fit the essentials—phone, keys, credit card, lip balm.

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Abstract Geometric Earrings

2016 was all about ombré. Then, in 2017, tassels reigned supreme. Now it's the year of the oversize artsy grab a pair and get your cubism on.

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Hawaiian Shirts

Just because you take inspiration from your dad’s Tommy Bahama doesn’t mean you have to look like him. Pair it with a pair of floral culottes or a denim pencil skirt to keep things femme and stylish.

The 12ish Style


Coterie member Katie Sturino knows that wearing one of the season's trendiest patterns is even more fun when you double up on a dress and shoes.

Chunky Sneakers

We will gladly ride this comfortable shoe trend all the way to the bitter end, thank you very much. Choose kicks in light colors and pair them with girly pieces, like a flowing midi dress. (Thanks for the inspo, Babba Canales.)