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



Spring trends top ten

It’s officially spring. Actually, it’s officially British Summer Time, but let’s not get too excited. Last time we stepped outside it was freezing. But…there’s no time like the present to get your wardrobe prepped for the warmer days.

So, we’re talking spring trends today – and our top ten. The spring trends we think you will want to indulge in, and those you should start bringing into your outfits now.


It’s bold, it’s bright, and it’s everywhere. We’re told orange is a difficult colour to wear, but we say it’s how you wear it that counts. It’s the boldest of spring trends to embrace, and we reckon it looks at its very best on a bright orange dress. If a small splash of orange suits you better, try  simple top. It looks brilliant on holiday, with a sunshine glow.

spring trends orange new

l-r: orange dress, £29.99, H&M, orange dress, £28, BHS, orange kaftan, £38, J by Jasper Conran @ Debenhams, orange crop top, £17.99, New Look


Denim is a safe fallback – we all have our favourite pair of jeans. But branch out with your denim this season – try a denim shirt, or playsuit, or skirt, as well as your classic jeans and jackets. And step out of your skinnies – try some on-trend flares!

spring trends denim

l-r: Flares, £39.99, H&M, denim jacket, £55, White Stuff, playsuit, £24.99, New Look, striped shirt, £22.99, New Look

3. Ruffles

Ruffles are a wee bit awkward, but they don’t need to be huge. Go big if you like, or just embrace a simple little ruffle on a sleeve, or a bikini.

spring trends ruffles

l-r: Ruffle bikini, £16, Red Herring @ Debenhams, orange ruffle top, £28, Red Herring @ Debenhams, navy floral ruffle floral blouse, £18, BHS, green ruffle trim dress, £72, French Connection

4. Snakeskin

Animal prints are a perennial fashion favourite – this season it’s the turn of snakeskin as the print to have. Be bold and wear it all over a dress, or do it subtly on shoes or a bag.

spring trends snakeskinl-r: grey snakeskin dress, £65, French Connection, snake sandals, £45, Schuh, green abstract snake dress, £25, BHS, snake bag, £12, BHS

5. Dungarees

Dungarees are having a BIG fashion moment this season. One of the hottest spring trends to embrace, these are not just for pregnant women or kids. Get some dungarees – they’re pracrtical, comfortable and fun! Skinny, boyfriend, flared, cropped -there are loads of styles and denims to choose from.

spring trends dungarees

l-r: Dungarees, £29.99, H&M, grey dungarees, £26.99, New Look, ripped dungarees, £27.99, New Look

6. Chokers

They’re a ’90s throwback, chokers, and the jury is still out. But they are everywhere, celebs are loving the and if you have the neck and the jawline, then this is the only necklace you need this season!

spring trends chokersl-r: Diamante drop choker, £12.99, H&M, grey ribbon choker, £3.99, New Look, leather effect choker, £4.99, New Look, black choker, £2.99, H&M

7. Shoulders

Off-the-shoulder, cold shoulder, whatever you’re calling it, just bare the shoulders in this hottest of spring trends. Tops, dresses, jumpsuits and more.

spring trends shoulders

Geo shoulder top, £22, BHS, orange off the shoulder top, £12.99, New Look, floral dress, £24.99, New Look, pink dress, £130, Debut @ Debenhams

8. BIG earrings

Whatever you hang from your lobes this spring, make them big! Big earrings are it this season. So, go bold and make a statement with your ears!

big earrings spring trends

l-r: gold geo drops, £8, JOY, ?! earrings, £7.99, H&M, silver stone drops, £14, Debenhams, green stone drops, £6.95, H&M

9. Boho Folk

Yes, yes, it’s always somewhere around, but this season, the boho folk look is one of the top spring trends. A simple Tee, a full on folksy dress, or a cute playsuit. As long as there’s embroidery, fringes and perhaps the odd dreamcatcher, you’re doing fine.

spring trends boho folk

l-r: Dream Always T-shirt, £14.99, BHS, fringed bag, £12.99, New Look, embroidered playsuit, £?, New Look, black dress, £25, BHS

10. Lace up sandals

If they were good enough for the ancient Greeks  – or was it the Romans? Or maybe both? – anyway, they’re good enough for us, and one of the top spring trends for your feet. Just watch them in the sun – you don’t want lace-up tan lines!

spring trends lace up sandalsl-r: pom pom sandals, £22.99, New Look, block heel sandals, £24.99, New Look, white lace up gladiators, £35, Schuh