Summer Trends

It’s June, it’s officially summer, time to get some new pieces in that wardrobe. But what are the top summer trends? What should you be wearing. Okay, we’ll tell you. We’ve picked out six of the top, TOP summer trends. The summer trends you can’t be without – the summer trends you really need to be wearing/packing/enjoying this summer.

Let’s start with a simple one – white. Although white is a perennial summer trend, it is actually one of the top trends this summer. It’s so versatile – very pretty, or uber-chic and slick – depends on how you wear it. A simple tee and shorts is impactful in white. A maxi dress is holiday-tastic, and a simple shirt dress is super chic for the city in the summer.

Summer trends whiteClockwise, from top left: Frilled sleeve Tee, £12.99, H&M, flat gladiators, £25, BHS, maxi dress, £29.99, H&M, lace back culottes jumpsuit, £29.99, New Look, white twill shorts, £12.99, H&M, white bag, £25, BHS, white shirt dress, £69, French Connection, mules, £39.99, New Look

Next up, the opposite of white – brights. Think neon, and predominently orange, pink and yellow. Mix up your brights. The best way to embrace the boldest of summer trends it to clash your colours. Be bold with a pink dress, and clashing orange shoes. Add bright yellow to your wardrobe – it’s fun!

summer trends brights

Clockwise, from top left: Bodycon bandeau dress, £120, French Connection, quilted yellow Fuji jacket, £89.99, Superdry, yellow broderie anglaise top, £18, BHS, two-tone bikini, £28, J by Jasper Conran @ Debenhams, tricolour earrings, £10, White Stuff, orange sandals, £17.99, New Look, pink dress, £19.99, New Look, neon pom pom bag, £19.99, New Look

Khaki we explored in full this week, and it is a top summer trend this year. Khaki is such a versatile colour. It can be smart and sophisticated, or super-casual. Khaki is utilitarian, super-chic and easy to wear.

summer trends khaki

 

Clockwise, from top left: Patch shirt, £24.99, New Look, biker jacket, £34.99, New Look, dress, £44.99, Superdry, khaki tortoiseshell sunglasses, £79, French Connection, khaki heels, £59.99, New Look, lace trimmed cami top, £12.99, New Look

Boho is massive this summer. Think 1970s, think floaty maxi skirts, smock dresses, wedge heels, prints, and cotton fabrics.

summer trends bohoClockwise, from top left: red lace longline cardigan, £19.99, H&M, smock dress, £110, French Connection, maxi skirt, £tbc, BHS, wedge sandals, £29.99, H&M, fringed bag, £24, Butterfly by Matthew Williamson @ Debenhams, smock top, £22, BHS

Crochet is a big trend this summer. We’re not asking you to  get out your crochet hooks and make a granny square blanket, but we are asking you to embrace crocheted pieces, from dresses to crop tops.

summer trends crochetClockwise, from top left: crochet Bardot top, £39.99, Superdry, pink crochet crop top, £14.99, New Look, crochet shorts, £22.99, New Look, blue zig zag crochet top, £9.99, New Look, playsuit, £12.99, New Look, crochet sweater, £99, French Connection, maxi dress, £24.99, New Look, crochet panel scarf, £29.95, White Stuff, brights crochet top, £12.99, H&M

Sitting alongside the boho trend this summer we have tribal prints. Aztec prints, tiles, squares, pretty patterns. Prints can adorn a whole dress, a hem of a skirt, or just a bangle.

summer trends tribal printsClockwise, from top left: trousers, £12.99, H&M, print kimono jacket, £25, BHS, brights bomber jacket, £24.99, H&M, bangle, £7.99, New Look, clutch bag, £15, BHS, panel vest, £9.99, H&M, dirndl skirt, £75, French Connection

 

 

Folk trend Weekly Wishlist

On the back of the 1970s trend that was everywhere last year (and continues into this summer), there’s a bit of a folk trend going on in fashion.

So, channel your inner Joni Mitchell, pick up that acoustic guitar, middle part your hair, and get some folk trend inspiration from this week’s weekly wishlist.

The folk trend is a hard one to actually interpret. It borrows from all sorts of ethnicities and fashion trends. Embroidery, aztec prints, feathers, dream catchers, denim, wedges, kaftans, floaty dresses – it’s all there.

it’s perfect for summer days, brilliant for fetivals, and you can go ‘full folk trend’ or just borrow little bits from it.

A dress is a great place to start. Think smock style, with tassels, emboidered details, and embellishments. Shorts are great for festivals, team them with cute crops tops if you dare, or smock tops, or floaty kaftans or kimono-style jackets. Go big with fringes and feathers. Go for bright, bold, aztec prints, or subtke natural shades. Have fun with this folk trend, it’s really easy to interpret.

weekly wishlist folk trend

Clockwise, from top left: Fringe sandals, £42, Schuh, feather necklace, £17.99, New Look, cross-body bag, £49, JOY, blue smock dress, £110, French Connection, monochrome fringed jacket, £34.99, New Look, dream catcher earrings, £8, Claire’s Accessories, wedges, £49.99, H&M, aztec print top, £25, BHS, blue maxi dress, £29.99, H&M, white playsuit, £tbc, New Look, crop top, £14.99, H&M, embroidered dress, £135, French Connection, yellow shorts, £14.99, New Look, black folk trend dress, £25, BHS