The temperatures are heating up, and so is the world of fashion. Summer has always been the perfect time to strut your stuff at the beach or look glam while you chill poolside. Which summer trends are “in” this year?
This season’s flirty styles incorporate big, bold patterns, bright fluorescent colors, and a bit of retro whimsy. Here are eight trends coming soon to a beach near you.
1. Think Big, Bold Patterns
Leopard Print Cheetah Bikini, $15 USD, forever21.com
Animal prints are all the rage, so let your inner beast roar. Slither on up to the poolside bar in a smoking hot snake print bikini, or head to the beach in a breezy zebra print coverup.
If you’re heading out for the evening, you can’t go wrong with a hot tiger stripe dress. What better way to tell the world that you’re ready to show off your wild side?
2. Go Extra With Hair Accessories
KnotTwisted Headband, $10 USD, magsoulshop.com
This summer, when it comes to adorning your tresses, it’s the bigger, the better! Think about trying a “scrunchie on steroids,” or tie a big, loopy bow to keep your hair back from your face. Invest in a big, bold headband to keep sweaty locks under wraps when it’s time to do that heavy lifting on leg day.
3. Where’d You Get Those Peepers?
Round Aviator Ray-Bans, $109 USD , greateyeglasses.com
Who wants to develop little wrinkles around their eyes from squinting into the sun? Up your style game with some round or aviator-style sunglasses before you head out for a day at the beach. Good sunglasses are worth the extra dough because high-quality shades will offer you stronger protection against UV rays. They’ll also hold up longer against wear and tear, so they’re perfect for all of your summer adventures.
You can choose thin, round frames or thicker ones to get up to speed with this trend. But why save all the spec fun for the great outdoors? Invest in a cute pair of reading glasses that will give you that “cute office geek” look.
4. Skip the Stilettos
Multi Suede Leather Wedges, $160 USD, lulus.com
Clumsy women of the world, unite and celebrate. The stilettos’ reign is over, and low-heeled, strappy sandals have come to take their place. You’ll be able to dance the night away with the girls without risking a twisted ankle.
5. Poet Poofs With a Twist
Bell Sleeve Layered Tassel Trim Crop Top, $20 USD, shein.com
Remember the big, poofy poet shirts of yesteryear? They’re back with fun, flirty new variations! To spice up your look, search for an adorable print with the same billowy cut.
Do you prefer classic white so that you can mix and match your top with other pieces in your wardrobe? No problem! Look for subtle updates on this classic, like loop patterns or a higher neckline.
6. Smoking Smock-Top Bikinis
Summer Paisley Smocked Bikini, $28 USD, cupshe.com
Remember that adorable smock top you loved as a child? It’s back, and better yet, it’s now available as a bikini. You’ll make those 90-degree days at the beach even hotter when you show up rocking this fun style.
7. Fun, Flirty Fluorescents
High Waist 3D Print Knit Fluorescent Leggings, $33 USD, puregemcofitnessapparel.com
Do you want to squeeze in an early-morning run before the sun rises? Look amazing and stay safe in the dark with some fluorescent workout gear. Neon colors stole the show at the start of 2019 and decided to stick around, so take advantage of this bright trend!
8. Big Ole Beach Hats
Sun ‘N’ Sand Sahara Braid Sun Hat, $27 USD, hatsunlimited.com
Protect your skin and eyes from the sun with a sombrero that will make you everyone’s object of envy. Update Minnie Pearl’s look with a big-brimmed chapeau, or take a tip from Skipper’s little buddy, Gilligan, and invest in a bucket hat. You’ll protect your delicate facial skin and look amazing at the same time.
The warm season is all about playfulness and whimsy, and 2019’s summer trends don’t disappoint. Break out the credit card, and treat yourself to a little retail therapy!
Featured Photo via Zara Streetstyle