Top Style Shopping Trends for Spring / Summer 2018

Developing personal style is all about balance – it’s amazing to know what works for you and to stick with it – but trying out new trends can expand your horizons. You might have previously thought “I would never be caught in that” and then find out that you actually look good – so definitely stay open to trying new things!

Top Style Shopping Trends for Spring / Summer 2018
Top: c/o ChicwishJeans: c/o GUESS (similar) / Bagc/o Amazon / Shoes: Old Navy (similar) / Earrings: H&M

In today’s post I’m sharing the hottest fashion trends for Summer of 2018, and I’m actually wearing 2.5 of the trends from my list!

Grey Chicwish Striped Top White Jeans Wedge Espadrilles Circle Straw Bag Summer Blogger Outfit

Vertical Stripes – let’s start with vertical stripes – particularly in blue or grey. I’ve been seeing this print everywhere – from off-the-shoulder tops, to dresses and wide-legged pants. My top from Chicwish is so light – perfect for hot weather – and it has an interesting hem – short at the front, and long around the sides and back. I don’t often wear white jeans because they sometimes highlight all the wrong places – but the cut of this top is super-flattering. I’ve also ordered the navy & white striped pants shown below – I think it will look perfect in the summer with a white blouse. Here are some of my striped faves:

Circular Straw Bags – Circular bags are very trendy right now – and straw bags are popular EVERY summer – so when you combine the two trends together in a circular straw bag – you get your must-have item for the summer! I think Clare V made this particular trend popular – but if you’d rather not pay designer prices, there are so many cute options – I’ve found the best deals for this style of bag on Amazon – so that is what I’m linking to below (sorry for the clunky links!)

This is the type I’m wearing in this outfit pic:

This rattan bag is also a popular style for the summer:

I also own and wear this bag a lot – the Cult Gaia dupe:

Retro Fifties Cateye Sunglasses – Ok – I haven’t found a pair that I love – but these 50s/90s cat-eye sunglesses are so popular right now. I may check out a few in store OR I may stick to my Jackie-O inspired large round frames – not only are they super flattering – they also offer more physical protection from sun damage – which is the actual point of sunglasses! If you’re looking to try out the cat eye sunglasses trend – here are some cute options:

Wedge Espadrille Sandals – If you were wondering about which was the 1/2 trend that I was following – it’s my Espadrille Sandals…they are in a wedge style but don’t have the wide front strap that is currently popular.  The wedge sandal trend started off last year with Chloe Sandals, followed soon after by a Marc Fisher version. I found a similar style at Forever21 and at Target for under $40, but I’m still looking for something in a nude blush shade.

Hermes Oran Dupe Sandals – The last trend is another one I may skip out on. Hermes Oran Sandals have that famous “H” shape – and are inspired by a classic Greek design. Sam Edelman and Steve Madden have come out with similar versions – and the Steve Madden one is especially popular. However, although the sandals look super cute in flatlays – I’m not sure if they look that flattering on my feet – and at around $60 a pair, they’re still quite pricey for a trendy sandal! Forever 21 also created their own version for around $12 – but they didn’t look good on me either!

Grey Chicwish Striped Top White Jeans Wedge Espadrilles Circle Straw Bag Summer Blogger Outfit

So these are the trends I’ve been seeing everywhere for Summer 2018 – I’d love to know what trends you have been seeing – and what you’re planning on purchasing for the summer!

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